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When your schedule isn’t working

Should you be mad at yourself for not sticking to your study schedule?

Filling up your calendar with good intentions is one of the easiest and most rewarding feelings a human being can experience. Look at those three hours you’re going to spend on Maths every Wednesday night!

Next minute it’s Thursday morning and you didn’t even think about a single number.

Answer: 

Reassess your plan

Be honest with yourself. Were you being lazy – in which case you’ll get back on track for next week – or is there a problem with the schedule? Sometimes we have an inflated sense of how much we can get done, which doesn’t take into account needing to rest and play as well as work.

Have a look at how well you’re tracking against your schedule overall. Sometimes there are outside factors – maybe your cousin came to stay this week or you had a cold. But if you’re falling behind your own expectations every week, it’s time to adjust.

Be kind to yourself

Did you schedule Maths in the evening on your longest school day which starts with a 6am gym session? Would it be better after lunch on Saturday? Be nice to yourself – including your future self – when making these plans. You’ll eventually find the perfect schedule for your studies, and smash those exams!

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