Having a morning routine is a good way to start your day. There are a set of things I do and that really helps me get into my productive flow for the day. On regular days i get up freshen up and study for an hour. Followed by an hour of cooking for the day. I make sure my cooking doesnt take much time cause there are a lot of task piled up for the day.
6:00am – well the morning one hour is mostly a struggle to get out of bed. Few days it fairly simple but if I land up sleeping some time during the day this cycle does get a bit weird.
7:00am- So we follow this one huge ass book for the exam preparation and so my aim in the morning is to get sets of 10 mcqs done and checking what went wrong. After a couple of sets when my brain gets saturated i usually move from the table and start to cook for the day.
Cooking- this has no hour cause it would totally depend on my study line but by 8:30-9 i usually do start off. While cooking I listen to my audiobooksor some podcast to relax. Music usually use to be the thing but now i prefer podcast or a audible cause its almost like an interesting conversation you are a part off. So i complete my breakfast till im preparing my lunch and dinner for the day so that for the rest of the day i dont have to enter the kitchen. Not exactly a fan of kitchen.
Study session 1- this is i take up huge tasks i do the test for the day and review it immediately after im done with a set. this takes up like 2hrs or more at times depending on which topic i have taken up. After that i do some casual reading that would include topics that require a lot of repetition or something new to add up to the list of repeats.
1-2:00pm- lunch and some casual sitcom. or write up something online. This one hour I do all the catching up on social media and go around watering the plants.
2:00- Make sure that i start a question paper at this hour. This is what my exam hour is gonna be like so i try to train my mind to be most active at this hour cause before deciding to give the exam this was the time to hit the bed for a mid day nap and lazy hour. Slowly changing that and trying to sit for longer at this hour.
5:00pm- by this time im pretty much done studying and saturated in my head i have recently started teaching this other person that way my concepts also get clear and retain better in my head so at 5 i relax and probably pic a light topic to discuss with my study group. We dig deeper if needed but usually an overlook is good enough. The discussion starts at 7 so i have 2 hours to prepare before it and thats all one needs before teaching.
7:00pm- Before i start the discussion group i prepare my dinner and sit with it. Normally we start with some random catching up and interesting things we read about and then jump to the topic of the day. After thats done it almost 8-9pm and then we say our good byes and then theres a last round to the kitchen to keep the dishes and was if i have the energy or keep it for the next day.
9pm- This is when i catch up with my friends and family play a little scrabble with mom and relax cause the day has come to an end. I make a to-do list for the next day keeping the 1st hour of the day for revision by 11 im drained out completely and thats the last podcast session I have where i usually drift off sleeping.
Extra tasks to refresh my BRAIN.
whenever i feel a brain block i land up doing a the following task
avoid scrolling as an activity 😛 im sure you’ll drift away and then it would be really hard to get back on track.
So this is something i’m following these days and i thought my juniors could also go through this and feel good about the whole preparation cause it gets too frustrating too fast. People usually have a complaint that the exam is tough or its just too much studying, even i had the same complaint with the exam before but that was because i always took this as a task and not as something im really willing to do. Im not sure if im gonna clear the exam this year but im pretty positive about the process cause even if i dont clear the exam on the way of learning i might just get to know my field way better than how i know it now.