Relying on motivation, inspiration, being energized, or any other fleeting emotion will not sustain you and not deliver the results that you desire.
It’s the system that delivers the results.
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Here are some ways to implement it:
When you say “I have to study for my midterm, BUT I’m tired and I don’t feel like studying”, you’re limiting your potential options of action.
However, when you say “I have to study for my midterm AND I don’t feel like studying”, you have two separate phrases and the second one doesn’t negate the first.
You must first objectively examine your own habits and systems to figure out in what ways you can optimize most effectively.
You can keep a journal or open up a note on your phone and jot down what you are doing and how you’re feeling over the course of a day.
Doing this for a couple days will give you a better view of your current systems and pain points.
Use this Study Matrix tool to help you fight the vagueness in your mind about what to do first.
In the A box write all the topics that you're unfamiliar with ( The ones you'll want to focus first).
In the B box write down the topics you know but that do need revision.
In the C box write the topics that you know pretty well.
You can use the D box for random notes ( Tips, exams etc.)
I Miss My Cafe lets you customize your own coffee shop ambience.
You can add background chatter, a barista speaking, coffee machine noises etc, and you can choose the weather to be rainy or sunny.
There is also the possibility to login into your spotify account so you can listen to your playlists.
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