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Road to acing finals - Rigo's review journal

Greetings to the community!
In exactly 28 days I have my final’s weeks, hopefully my final exam period before graduating.
I am already tracking my review of the day here and I figure, since I already write one, why not post it here as well, so here it is. Sometimes I might have write some extra thoughts to write about, some other I’m not. Nonetheless, feel free to answer for anyone that feels to.

*************DAILY REVIEW**************18.5.20
Today’s reflection:
Started very early, focusmate helped to gain momentum, then, doing very slow work in the first task, made me lose time.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 35mins in the morning
Breaks/(food) preparings mid-work: 1.5h
working: 4h
work/(being able to) ratio: 4/11=0.37

Time wasted
mobile:1h
laptop:2.5h

Today’s: habits tracking/beeminder check
Tomorrow’s: cold turkey internet/food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate check

Course correct:
-I have fallen back in my projects list for this week. Even though I do must not spend much time at planning, having a total end goal of the day is important so that, there is a mild stress to work faster early in the day.
-Offline hours seem very productive. So after the mornign focusmate, it will be better to take some time off the internet at all.

Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow(tomorrow’s workblocks):
1st) Hydro questions b),c) ~3h (if not half done at 2h, switch project)
2nd) Control systems 8.1,8.3 ~ 2h
Production TechnologyI II 1question of today’s lecture~1h
3rd)Logistics project, make solid progress~1h
Project management finish CPM ~1.5h
Production TechnologyI problem ofJan17’ ~50min

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*************DAILY REVIEW**************19.5.20
Today’s reflection:
Ι closed focusmate after the 1st session so that I can work offline, then, I work for my big task for about double the time I had planned, which st me back for the rest of the day.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 5mins in the morning
Breaks/(food) preparings mid-work: 40m
working: 4.5h
work/(being able to) ratio: 4/11=0.37

Time wasted
mobile:1h
laptop:2h

Today’s: habits tracking/beeminder check
Tomorrow’s: internet/food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate check
Tomorrow’s reward: mall at 2:30pm

Course correct:
-Good think is I do not have many impornant emails: So only checking at 12pm, then at 4pm should suffice. (Only exception coach.me first thing in the morning, then at 10am)
-Having not done half of today’s workload after 6h has great chances of getting me overwhelmed, so when half work is not done, classes are secondary.
-My energy cycle has changed a bit around the day, with me waking up too early. So, for tomorrow: 50m in, 10m break, 1,5h in, 30min break, 50m-10m,50m-10m,50m-30m, for first 2 blocks
-Reviews, answers to random emails, post updates: Last thing before going out(lower chance to binge-surfe online)
-I’ll try batching my problems and solve them by categories, sth like a mild GTD-Cal newport style, e.t. gather similar based problems and theory, solve all of it, but only their beginning parts.

Thoughts:
Still I can’t get over my perfectionist self. I just forget(or don’t want to think) that time passes and that I’ll have to move to a next task. I just don’t wanna fill the “loss” that I didn’t get it done, and have to settle with “some other time”

Ι delayed half a day of posting this, this is what I do sometimes if I am afraid I might binge surf if I that is the last thoing to do for the day.
Anyway, lousy start of this day, still 5h left to call it off.


Priority projects of tomorrow(tomorrow’s workblocks):
1st)Control systems 8.1,8.3, 8.5,8.6, 44: each of their diagrams write, identιfy differences ~ 1h
Project management finish CPM and June18’similar prob diagram, identify differences~45min
Control systems 8.1,8.3, 8.5,8.6, 44: write methodologies of each/identify differences~ 45m
2nd)Project management finish CPM time check ~50m
Logistics project, make solid progress~50m

I changed my profile with a guitar’s player, Lemmy Kilmister. I just love how he looks directly in your eyes, like saying “Go do it, only you can”
*************DAILY REVIEW**************20.5.20
Today’s reflection:
Ok, so today went really bad. The habits I track here help, but, with me waking up 6hours earlier than usual, there are not so relevant. I changed them a bit to maing them more close to each of my individula wake up hours.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 0.5h
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 1h
working: 2h
work/(being able to) ratio: 2/14=0.14

Time wasted
mobile:3h
laptop:10h

Today’s: habits tracking/beeminder check
Tomorrow’s: internet/food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate check
Tomorrow’s reward:Mall at 4pm or 8 hours of solid work

Course correct:
Gonna ask myself essentialism questions(or overcoming fear of rejection ones) every hour before starting to work every hour.

Thoughts:
The fact that I haven’t got half of the deliverables I wanted in the day, for weeks, steams me a lot, with the peak of losing it today. The feeling of acing them is much higher than the one of just passing, which might be the only possible(and if) outcome in the last place. Might be just fear of acting and laziness, and I camuflage with the word “perfection”


Priority projects of tomorrow: Let’s start with those for the 3st half of the day and see in the end.
1st)Control systems 8.1,8.3, 8.5,8.6, 44: each of their diagrams write, identιfy differences ~ 1h
Project management finish CPM and June18’similar prob diagram, identify differences~45min
Control systems 8.1,8.3, 8.5,8.6, 44: write methodologies of each/identify differences~ 45m
2nd)Project management finish CPM time check ~50m

*************DAILY REVIEW**************21.5.20
Today’s reflection:
I got through last hour, bad day nontheless. I am ready for the nitty-gritty now.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 30m
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 40m
working: 2.5h
work/(being able to) ratio:2.5/10=0.25

Time wasted
mobile:2h
laptop:7h

Today’s: habits tracking/beeminder check
Tomorrow’s: internet/food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate check
Tomorrow’s reward: 2pm beach
myfitesesspal go yesterday’s
Course correct:
start focusmate, track energy, focus on the end day reward, both professional and social.

Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow:
game theory ex 3, 1,2

DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:

Time spent
I planned/checked: 5mins
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 30m
working: 2h
work/(being able to) ratio: 2/10

Time wasted
mobile:2h
laptop:1h

Today’s: habits tracking/beeminder check
Tomorrow’s: internet/food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate check
Tomorrow’s reward: making enough so that I go to the mall the at 1pm.

Course correct:
Remember how your old self worked in tough times, and work that way now, that the times are not that tough. Make those past stressful realities real, let my expectancy and definiteness of purpose fill me for all work hours.

Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow:
hardest first: project 4 :(4pomodoros) or 2hours
project 12:(2 poms) or 1hour
Project 10: 3 poms
pr. 7: 2poms
pr 6: 2poms
pr. 11: 2poms

**********************************Review 23.5.20
After a lot of days feeling the fudge, and starting with poor focus qualiy again to day for the first 6 hours, I decided to take the day off, since it was sth I hadn’t done in over 2 months.
When I realised that, I spent the rest day cleaning and in the beach for hours. Now that I’ve returned, I have a cleansed feeling, and more importantly, I get reminded of the opportunities, of what my life COULD be if made sure that every work hour was not in vain, but every minute had it’s purpose.

NB: Big happiness spurt when watching the sea when the sun has just risen(less when it is night or noun)
NB2: I think now tha my friends know too about my newcrazy sleepi schedule, I am more confident to go with it. (Sleep between 2-7pm,waking up at 10pm-3am) and scheduled social activities up to 2 every day if the schedule allows it, before and/or after sleep. That way, when the distractions are minimal, I am allowed to work focused and productively from about 2-3am till 12-13pm, removing any fear of going out while having more to finish, for the simple reason after the outing I have sleep time.

Course Correct: May the new day that rises has my mind cleansed and ready focus to those that will move my dreams one tiny step closer to my dreams.


*************DAILY REVIEW**************24.5.20
Today’s reflection:
Relatives visited. DIdn’t have a plan to work through that, found the out spot for it. Also, bad review yesterday, didn’t block necessaries.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 0h
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 4h
working: 1h
work/(being able to) ratio: 1/12=0.12

Time wasted
mobile:8h
laptop:5h

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): - / /

Tomorrow’s:
cold turkey set/food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate_check
reward: mall at 2pm
keystone habits:
-Get one hour of productive work for finals before 10:59 am (first 3 hours of the day, at most 10:59am)
-Study productively for 4 hours for finals before 14:45 (first 9hours of the day, at most 2:45pm)
-Fill the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_check

Course correct:
Just let go, start slowly. Return to core habits
Trust your systems. For anything that seems hard or overwhelming, just try making a tiny version of it, do not neglect. Make the tiny behaviours towards correct purpose.

Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow:
Start a few poms hydro

*************DAILY REVIEW**************25-26.5.20
Today’s reflection:
0

Time spent
I planned/checked: 0
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 0
working: 0
work/(being able to) ratio: 0

Time wasted
mobile: 5
laptop: 8

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): 18:40(before bed) / 6.5 / I realised my unwillingness’s cause, I figured and last minute before bed I acted upon: I needed to put faith on myself, that the good feeling after succeding on a tiny thing of the hard project would set me straight. So the routine is: Put on energetic/mind-calm song, then take a breath and realise the NA to the tiniest deliverable of this project, write it down. Then take 2-3 minutes till song ends to complete that delieverable. Then tick off.

Tomorrow’s:
cold turkey set/food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate_check
reward: social time at mall, 13:00
keystone habits:
-Get one hour of productive work for finals before 6 am (first 3 hours of the day, at most 10:59am)
-Study productively for 4 hours for finals before 12 (first 9hours of the day, at most 2:45pm)
-Fill the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_-

Course correct:
Now I really block all unrelated, like any other day
Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow:
hardest first: project 4 :(4pomodoros) or 2hours
project 12:(2 poms) or 1hour
Project 10: 3 poms
pr. 7: 2poms
pr 6: 2poms
pr. 11: 2poms

DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:
Made 3 solid hours, starting to return to normal schedule

Time spent
I planned/checked: many NAs, 0.5h total
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 0.5h
working: 3h
work/(being able to) ratio: 3/10=0.3

Time wasted
mobile: 4h
laptop: 1.5h

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): 9am / 6.5 /after a distraction period, ONE simple thought of the possibilities for this year’s vacation were enough to help me snap out of it. That’s why music helps so much. Tip: having around the house stuff to remind me of vacation

Tomorrow’s:
sleep time: 2 pm
cold turkey set/food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate_
rewards: one hour favourite book after 1st keystone achieved, mall at end of workday,12:30pm
1st e-mail check: 10am
1st social media/viber/whatsapp check: 11am

keystone habits:
-Get one hour of productive work for finals before 5:30 am (first 3 hours of the day, at most 10:59am)
-Study productively for 4 hours for finals before 11:30am (first 9hours of the day, at most 2:45pm)
-Filled the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_didn’t achieve

Course correct:
camera on to escape smartphone, correct wake up time, better break alliance. Be more aware of my big breaks and returning on time.
Thoughts: Feels good to see every failure as a chance to course-correcting


Priority projects of tomorrow:
Hydro next project, one full question or 4poms
logistics project good start 2-4poms
mechatronics good start 2-4pom
stochastics or PrTechII 0-3 poms

DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:
High hopes for today. Out of 4 projects, I moved together only one, and not much, still no lines on the main code.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 0.5h, 3hours in
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 3h(walk with relatives), I should finish work before going out
working: 3.5h
work/(being able to) ratio: 3.5/12=0.29

Time wasted
mobile: 1h
laptop: 2h

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): 5pm(2h before sleep) / / The fact tha t I realised that the routine of music -->breath–>timer–>acting on tiny NA makes me come back to my senses was a strong one
Tomorrow’s:
cold turkey set/healthy food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate_check
reward: cleaning done by 10am, walk by 12pm
keystone habits:
-Get one hour of productive work for finals before 6 am (first 3 hours of the day, at most 10:59am)
-Study productively for 4 hours for finals before 12 (first 9hours of the day, at most 2:45pm)
-Fill the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_not

Course correct:
no breaking all of the work rules.
Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow:
logistics deliverable
game theory 2 exercises +june 19 before 9 am
mechatronics starting

DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:
It was an good day. I started strong, 3 hours in, then 1 hour off, then 2 more, then 1 off. I did some work in the hard project, and I did more, when I was thinking that it ain’t matter so much to deliver perfect work, but “just enough” and as fast as possible.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 15mins just NAs
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 3h
working: 5h
work/(being able to) ratio: 5/9=0.56

Time wasted
mobile: 0h (!! Cause I bought the camera)
laptop: 1h(1episode of a show, random facebook)

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): / / I felt I could make a change, when the routine of NAs and possibilites came back onto mind

Tomorrow’s:
sleep time: 4pm
1st coach.me check: 8pm
1st e-mail/social media/viber/whatsapp check: 7:30pm
cold turkey set/healthy food at home till end of workday_ check
myfitnesspal_ on the road
focusmate_no need 3h before going out
reward: beach at 2pm if I make it, or out at 9pm
keystone habits:
-Get one hour of productive work for finals before 10:59 am (first 3 hours of the day, at most 10:59am)
-Study productively for 4 hours for finals before 4pm (first 9hours of the day, at most 2:45pm)
-Fill the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_check

Course correct:
More 20% thoughts, more strenght to say no to interwork social callings, schedule real social activity
Thoughts: returning to old sleep schedule, 7:30 to 9:50am(When I’ve been out last night)


Priority projects of tomorrow:
afternoun:GAme theory, logistics, mechatronics
tomorrow: 3 above + 2 or 3 high impact projects, like hydro(1 question), stochastic(2-3 probs),

DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:
work on matlab project, I almost have the psevdocode ready.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 5’
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 3.5h with relatives
working: 3h
work/(being able to) ratio: 3/8=0.25

Time wasted
mobile: 10’
laptop: 1.5h (2 episodes)

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): 4hours in / 6 / Figuring that all I want is hard and to the point NAs, 2min timers, tick off, then repeat for 50’-1hour

Tomorrow’s:
sleep time:
1st coach.me check: The first time I open focusmate or 12pm
1st e-mail/social media/viber/whatsapp check: 12pm
cold turkey set/healthy food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate_check
reward:
keystone habits:
-Get one hour of productive work for finals before 10:30am (first 3 hours of the day, at most 10:59am)
-Study productively for 4 hours for finals before 16:30 (first 9hours of the day, at most 2:45pm)
-Fill the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_check

Course correct:

Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow:
Start to get ahead in game theory buzzy exercises solve, to be able to take feedback
Work fast to finish logistics code and send it,
then start meachtronics(or finish last one and send)
Then hydro or stochastics.

DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:
Logistics good progress, but not so much coding. Also 2 problems stochastics

Time spent
I planned/checked: about 30mins NAs only
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 5h
working: 5.5h
work/(being able to) ratio: 5.5/14=0.39

Time wasted
mobile: 30’
laptop: 1.5h

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): / / seeing a clean home, being able to feel free to schedule leirure time, feeling able to realise the cues for my unproductive behaviours

Tomorrow’s guidelines(Monday):
weather(sunny/cloudy/windy/rainy): sunny
reward: beach at 2pm or socializing at 8pm (and 9:30pm)
sleep time: 9:30pm if went to beach, 11pm otherwise
1st coach.me check: with morning focusmate
1st e-mail/social media/viber/whatsapp check: 12:30pm
cold turkey set/healthy food at home till end of workday/myfitnesspal/focusmate_check
myfitnesspal start carbs, fats last
Habits
Keystone:
-Get one hour of productive work for finals before 10:59 am (first 3 hours of the day, at most 10:59am)
-Study productively for 4 hours for finals before 2:45pm (first 9hours of the day, at most 2:45pm)
-Filled the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_check

After I find myself procrastinating, I will take a deep breath.
After I take a deep breath, I will think of the specific NA to engage, before my breath ends
After I find myself not being able to escape from a “wastefull pit”, I will put on favourite song or sing one and then move around a little
After I strongly get the feeling of giving up, I will put on my shoes

Course correct:
I’ll print this sheet to have it on the side to watch clearly.
Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow:
Go strong on the logistics one, don’t let it get your whole day.
Switch with Game theory when things get hard
Meachtronics finish old one
when tired, materials science

DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:
Good on matlab, then I fell of with game theory. Didn’t focus on my firsti keystone habit of work, then things fell off.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 30mins NAs
Breaks/food preparings mid-work:
working: 3h
work/(being able to) ratio: 3/11

Time wasted
mobile: 3h
laptop: 2h

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): When having in control in the morning / /

Tomorrow’s:
sleep time: 10pm
1st coach.me check: with morning focusmate or 1pm
1st e-mail/social media/viber/whatsapp check: After first 4 workhours or 4pm
cold turkey set/healthy food at home till end of workday/focusmate_check
myfitnesspal_carbs first_fats last
reward: 8pm
keystone habits
-Get one hour of productive work for finals before 8am (first 3 hours of the day, at most 10:59am)
-Study productively for 4 hours for finals before 1pm (first 9hours of the day, at most 2:45pm)
-Filled the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_check

Course correct:

Thoughts:


Priority projects of tomorrow:
Game theory when things get hard
Mechatronics finish old one
Send the logistics feedback email on the logistics one
Production tech II last 2 workhours

DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:
Bad day, overwhelmed by having a deadline for a class, so I worked less that what I would were I being focused.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 10min NAs
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 4h
working: 2h
work/(being able to) ratio: 2/14=0.11

Time wasted
mobile:20’
laptop:6h

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): / / Remembering how I used to focus head on while I was a freshman

Tomorrow’s guidelines( Saturday):
weather(sunny/windy/cloudy/rainy): sunny
reward: mall at 7pm, or when sending full exercises on games
sleep time: 23:00 or 1am
1st coach.me check: before focusmate start
1st e-mail/social media/viber/whatsapp checking: 7pm
cold turkey set/healthy food at home till end of workday//focusmate_check
myfitnesspal:
workout: rows, pushups, pistols, laterals

Habits:
Keystone

  • Study productively & outcome-based 2 for finals before 12:00am ( 4 first hours of the day, at most 12:59am). Get a most essential 20% deliverable done.
    -Study productively & outcome-based for finals for before 10am (first 2hours of the day, at most 10:59pm)
    -Filled the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity_
    Essential
    -After I find myself procrastinating, I will take a deep breath.
    -After I take a deep breath, I will think of the specific NA to engage, before my breath ends
    -After I find myself not being able to escape from a “wastefull pit”, I will put on favourite song or sing one and then move around a little
    -After I strongly get the feeling of giving up, I will put on my shoes
    -After I finish a focusmate session, I will either schedule a close next one or set my computer to sleep before getting up
    DON’T FORGET TO CELEBRATE

Remember Work-hour rules:
-Work routine:(music)–>taking a breath–>think and write NA before the breathing out–>put a non-ambitious timer–> Do the NA–>tick it off. (At 4-6 timers, 4min break, then repeat).
-After I’ve returned from a big break, I MUST start with slow timers
-Have all unrelated internet sites blocked from the previous day
-Schedule all emails/internet searches for the end of the day, if it’s not catastrophic to delay it.
-No going out to buy food if I know that I have more to work on, or else I might return not willing to continue(and with a few jars of nutella :P)
-No unhealthy food during working hours
-No radio stations/favourite podcats that drain my mental energy
-Make any late night planning/extensive work load outside of the house
-Make no social plans before finishing 4 first work-hours
-Schedule the fun you really want and only that
Course correct:
I’ll print this sheet to have it on the side to watch clearly.
Thoughts:


Priority projects for tomorrow:
Game theory exercise 1, trying to figure again motherbox
Game theory exercise 3, make complete calculations on word
Game theory exercise 2, realise how trees are figured through question of the problem
Game theory exercise 2, BATS similar problem after having the tree.
Game theory all 3 exercises, make the format for the 3 exercises

It is a long time since |I’ve missed updating for over 2 days in a row.
DAILY REVIEW*
Today’s reflection:
A very bad day. I achieved Production technology II, 2exercises, to which I wanted like 18(they are small ones). Also one question on meachtronics in last half hour of the day.

Time spent
I planned/checked: 5’
Breaks/food preparings mid-work: 6
working: 2
work/(being able to) ratio: 2/13

Time wasted
mobile:0
laptop:8h

Today’s:
habits tracking/beeminder_check
unexpected happiness spurt(time/rating/cause): / /

Tomorrow’s guidelines( ):
weather(sunny/windy/cloudy/rainy): sunny
reward: mall at 8pm if I manage all main importants
sleep time: 23:00
1st coach.me check: on 2nd beeminder check, around 2pm
1st e-mail/social media/viber/whatsapp checking: 8pm
cold turkey set/healthy food at home till end of workday//focusmate_
housekeeping: all shirts on closet, floors.
myfitnesspal: whatever
workout:whatever

Habits(+ for achieved, - for not achieved, O for not having the required circumstances to do) :
Keystone
Get one hour of productive work for finals before 10:59 am (first 2 hours of the day, at most 10:30am)+
Study productively for 2 hours for finals before 2:45pm (first 4hours of the day, at most 12:30pm)-
Essential
Filled the customized daily review for the day before going out to the first main socializing activity.O
After I find myself procrastinating, I will take a deep breath.-
After I take a deep breath, I will write one letter of the specific NA to engage, before my breath ends-
After I find myself not being able to escape from a “wastefull pit”, I will put on favourite song or sing one for 10seconds-
After I finish a focusmate session, I will either schedule a close next one or set my computer to sleep before getting upΟ
After I strongly get the feeling of giving up, I will get up and grab my shoes/sandals-
DON’T FORGET TO CELEBRATE
Remember Work-hour rules:
-Work routine:(music)–>taking a breath–>think and write NA before the breathing out–>put a non-ambitious timer–> Do the NA–>tick it off. (At 4-6 timers, 4min break, then repeat).
-Have all unrelated internet sites blocked from the previous day
-Only urgent internet checking before finishing work
-No going out to buy food if I know that I have more to work on, or else I might return not willing to continue(and with a few jars of nutella :P)
-No unhealthy food during working hours
-Don’t overeat in any of your meals, if you ain’t leaving the house.
-No radio stations/favourite podcats that drain my mental energy
-Using focusmate to get a good start and a good finish(my head will be clear those times). All other times, I need no internet.
-Make any late night or under no restriction circumstances planning/extensive work load outside of the house
-Make no social plans before finishing 4 first work-hours
-Schedule the fun you really want and only that
Course correct:
Thoughts:


Priority projects for tomorrow:
PTII the 10 questions, BATA(being able to answer) on paper or loudly - 1030min (try to save time by reading for similar ones at the same time)
PT1 8 questions, BATA 8
30min Those that are rough to remember(less than 50% of its answer in my head, mark them and reanswer them at night, then continue to the next
mechatronics end it and send final - 1,5h (1,4h can be done on low menatlity hours, just 10 earlier mins to answer IV,V in 2 words)
replanning for exams weeks -first and second week classes-20min

I had to take some time off. It is just that only logging off from all internet, I can have the clearance I need to focus on the work that matters, and actually being productive.
A few days after not many deadlines, I started procrastinating again, and in the worst way possible, just staying home and wasting time, saying no to any of the good habits I might had.
Till I randomly bummed into a reality, one I know for sure but I always tend to forget.
People have many ways to supress their negative feelings. Drinking, movies, social media, binge eating. Mine is a bit of random scrolling, funny video, serie after serie, all day long, as long as I forget the pain of fear or responsibilities, or until the next real deadline come and I immedeately switch to “work mode” and I don’t thing of unimportants.
The solution is clear and simple, but not easy. I just need to make sure that every day, I cofront my fears and feelings towards hard work, or else they will be controlling my behaviour. The way to act upon can be elaborated generally by the 4 motivation variables.
The easier way to start, is with what has worked in the past.
The only true way to work if nothing is due close enough(nothing on delay variable), is with impulsity. And I can do that with either printng everything and working with pen and paper, or if I have to work online, I have to do everything with others watching,probably in a local crowded cafe or library. Also, to make sure I use my time optimally, a no social media rule till 8pm.

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