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I can definitely relate to not quite figuring everything out yet. Welcome to the community, SerKevin! I hope you get everything you need here.
If I do not have the time or energy to study at the normal pace, I’ll do 15 minutes of practice with the most recent programming function that I have learned.
The biggest events that disrupt my progress are:
If i have a huge schoolwork related to programming, then I will integrate my extra study time with my schoolwork.
If the huge schoolwork isn’t related to programming, then I will do 15 minutes of practice instead of the full length so that I can dedicate the rest of the time to the huge schoolwork.
If there is a power outage, then I will continue studying by writing the lines of code on paper and then testing them out when the power goes back online.
If I have an errand, then I will do them as I walk my dog so that I can retain as much of the extra study time as possible.
My dad is strict and is primarily the one checking on my grades, so inevitably he will keep me accountable. He also knows about the habit challenge and is expecting me to make the most out of the money I spent trying the habit challenge out.
I’m not quite comfortable with announcing my habits to the public, let alone pledging money.
One of the decisions I have to make that will interrupt my habits is to figure out which book to get next just before I finish the previous one. I’ll make it easy for myself by buying the book online and ahead of time.
One of the biggest things that stop me from doing my habits is if schoolwork is big enough that I have to dedicate so much more time for it than usual. It’ll be easier for me if I integrate my extra study time with whatever huge schoolwork relates to programming so that I hit two birds with one stone.
While I study, I turn off the modem for the internet which is downstairs and far away from my room. That way, I am not easily tempted to connect to social media while I study.
Hey there, Brian! Have you tried Yousician? I think it’s a great app that will help you learn to play the guitar.
Hi, Dave! Looks like i’m in a situation similar to yours. I hope we both figure out how to get a schedule going.
The first small step is to turn on my PC and open my book. I have the exercise I am currently working on Bookmarked, so I don’t forget where I left off. All I need to do is to open the programs needed (like NetBeans) and then start the exercises. I won’t be able to stop until the timer rings.
The Identity Mantra is: I don’t forget to do an exercise from my book everyday.
On weekdays, I will probably start the study habit after my morning routine, around 7AM. The same applies for the weekends, but it’ll be before I start my wind down routine. around 8PM.
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To make my habit easier to do, I placed the book near my PC in my room so that I can see it as I go about my morning routine. I always go into my room to get changed so I will see the PC and be reminded to do my habit that way.
Other events I can use as a trigger for my habit include my flossing, after I walk my dog, and after I get my breakfast and coffee. I’ll try to see first if doing my habit after changing my clothes works before I test out these other triggers.
I can relate to this. Having to sneak extra study time on top of school and the take-home activities that I have to deal with, plus my responsibilities at home really does get difficult. T_T
Woah! If it takes all morning to get the cooking started, how long do the pigs cook?
30 Minutes of Extra Study a day is the absolute bare minimum, considering that I already do this on top of what I need to do to pass the class. This early on, I will set the upper limit at 1 hour.
Every week, I’ll add one minute to the extra study time. I’ll use a timer to keep track of the time.
If the study time gets too long, I’ll split it into sets of two hours on the weekends.
During weekdays, I’ll keep the extra study time at two hours max. During weekends, I’ll keep it at 4 hours max.
Cool! I’ve always preferred their stuff over the new songs that are coming out these days.January 5, 2019 at 1:24 am in reply to: The Ideal Day years after I succeed in making a Study Habit #4797
Right now, I’ve got my eyes set on programming stuff. That being said, I want to be a well-rounded computer expert. I want plenty of opportunities opened for me and I don’t feel like limiting myself either. Programming just happens to be my weakness.January 5, 2019 at 1:15 am in reply to: The Ideal Day years after I succeed in making a Study Habit #4793
Straight up! 😎