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Hello! You did well on exam, that's great! 10 hours in one day look like a lot, so take breaks or you risk to burn yourself out. Take good care of yourself!

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1 hour ago, Vera said:

Hello! You did well on exam, that's great! 10 hours in one day look like a lot, so take breaks or you risk to burn yourself out. Take good care of yourself!

Thanks, Vera, it means a lot.

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@killua145 i think you will benefit from checking out the course Learning how to learn on Coursera. Since you are studying a lot, I guess you will find a couple of helpful tips there. 

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Day #13

 

Gratitude journal

I'm grateful for: 

  1. My curiosity. I just found out that this is the key to academic success.
  2. Being able to buy books that can change my life.
  3. All the time and opportunities I have right now.

 

One amazing thing that happened/I did today

I decided to do something new but I'm not sharing it with you guys before it's done.

Workout/run

No, sorry. But It's going to start next week.

Meditation

I should learn how to do this!

Visualization

I can be a very successful and strong doctor if I work hard right now.

Daily affirmation

I'm getting stronger every day.

Getting to bed before 12 pm

Nope. I'm writing this at 12:09

Weekly Goal(s)

  • Studying and reviewing biology. (did it but not enough)
  • Brushing my teeth twice a day. (done by now)
  • Using dental floss once a day. (done by now)
  • Taking a shower every day. (done)

Monthly Goal

  • Making studying a habit.
  • Brushing my teeth twice a day.
  • Not running away from practice exams.
  • Studying 8 hours for 30 days in a row.

3 Month Goal

  • Finishing all the books for the big test.
  • Not being moody.

What went well today:

I decided to go on a trip to my hometown with my family. I was a little depressed for finishing  "Friends" show in the last couple of days. But now I'm back to normal.

What I could have done to make my day better:

I could have used less social media.

What I will do differently tomorrow:

I will take tomorrow's practice exam. No matter what.

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Day #14

Hi, I'm back from the trip. I don't count these two days because I played a little bit of soccer video game with my family and it was fun. I wasn't trying to do it or craving for it. I didn't actually enjoy the playing part but the talking and being with my uncle and cousin part.

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Day #15

I am not feeling any urges to play videogames but I watch a lot of movies and tv series which is taking up all of my time. I need to start quitting that too. In fact, that's even a stronger bad habit than video games. Any of you guys having the same problem?

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Day #17

I successfully replaced my gaming habit with tv shows and movies. Now I'm not playing games at all. But I'm just watching stuff all the time. 😐

This has to stop. I don't care if I replace it with studying or exercising or anything else. I just have to stop wasting my time on movies.

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Day #18

I separated my studying place from my bedroom. I lock myself into that room from the morning till the night. I'm gonna work hard. My motto is, work hard or you die. There is no average. If you go for average, you'll have Nothing.

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Day #19

I'm going to use my own temple.

Did I play any console games today? No

Did I play any mobile games today? No

How much have I used social media(Twitter/Instagram/Youtube) 44 minutes on Instagram.

How many movies/Tv episodes have I watched? How much time? I tried to watch Aladin animated movie but I didn't finish it. About an hour.

Did I exercise? Nope.

How many hours have I studied? 4 hours.

Did I watch any video game streams? Trailers? Videos? No. Fortunately.

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Day #20

Day #19

I'm going to use my own temple.

Did I play any console games today? No

Did I play any mobile games today? No

How much have I used social media(Twitter/Instagram/Youtube) 2H 23M Youtube 54M Instagram

How many movies/Tv episodes have I watched? How much time? I watched 12 angry men.

Did I exercise? Nope.

How many hours have I studied? 4 hours.

Did I watch any video game streams? Trailers? Videos? Yes. for about 2 minutes.

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Hello everyone. the reason why I haven't been updating this post was that I was busy and my Internet was blocked... So in the last two months, I completely changed my lifestyle... I started jogging every day. Sleeping 3 hours a day. Studying 10-14 hours a day. And not playing video games or watching ANY movies or youtube. Here's what I've learned.

  • When you want to quit a bad habit the best way to do so is to make it impossible to do it. That's what I did, I used block site on chrome to block Youtube, Instagram and Twitter and also all movie-related websites. I blocked Blocksite using a completely random password. And then I blocked Gmail on my laptop to avoid recovering that password.
  • I also had to block Gmail, Instagram, and Youtube on my Android smartphone. I used an app called "App block" to do that. This app had a utility called Strict Mode in which you block the settings on your phone so that you can't uninstall App block.
  • You see I COULDN'T watch Youtube. I COULDN'T watch movies anymore. I couldn't waste my time.
  • For video games, I did an interesting job. Whenever I was finished playing I promised myself to delete that video game. And we don't have a really strong internet so I had to go out and have someone install that video game on my PS4 again. That made playing video games so hard that I had to quit.
  • For exercising, I was putting on some weight so I HAD to lose weight to be healthy, So I made exercising a little more fun by Listening to energetic music every time I wanted to exercise. Also, I jogged for only 30 minutes every day. I lost 13 pounds in only 1 month. HAHA.
  • Bottom line, you want to quit a bad habit, make it harder. You want to start a good habit: make it easier and more fun. For more information read this book: Atomic Habits.
  • Once I got past that initial craving, now I think I CAN play video games in moderation. I want to try it again. Maybe by playing 1 hour every day. With one difference, I will unplug the PS4 every time I finish playing and put it in the closet. In that way, it is harder to play and less likely to become addictive.

 

Good Luck everyone. Tell me what you think and how you've been doing recently. Bye.

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