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so recently i changed my routine to sleeping real early and waking up 4ish but like i feel like im getting barely anything done i usually get one essay, some short answrrs and perhaps some bio but then its my BEDTIME AGAIN i feel so worn out rn like so fking exhausted cos my brain is saying go to sleep but its also like btch you did nothing today do work do i listen to the left or right side of my brain im so confused. idk i feel like everyones getting so much done but i dont get it how do i not have the same time like i feel like my timing is sped up 2.25x and now im super stressed omg help
 

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so recently i changed my routine to sleeping real early and waking up 4ish but like i feel like im getting barely anything done i usually get one essay, some short answrrs and perhaps some bio but then its my BEDTIME AGAIN i feel so worn out rn like so fking exhausted cos my brain is saying go to sleep but its also like btch you did nothing today do work do i listen to the left or right side of my brain im so confused. idk i feel like everyones getting so much done but i dont get it how do i not have the same time like i feel like my timing is sped up 2.25x and now im super stressed omg help
sleep late and wake up late-ish

i feel like ur more inclined to work harder at the end of the day bc u know the day's ending and u have to GET THINGS DONE

just sleep at 3-4am
 

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so recently i changed my routine to sleeping real early and waking up 4ish but like i feel like im getting barely anything done i usually get one essay, some short answrrs and perhaps some bio but then its my BEDTIME AGAIN i feel so worn out rn like so fking exhausted cos my brain is saying go to sleep but its also like btch you did nothing today do work do i listen to the left or right side of my brain im so confused. idk i feel like everyones getting so much done but i dont get it how do i not have the same time like i feel like my timing is sped up 2.25x and now im super stressed omg help
But wouldn’t you have to sleep early regardless to get the 8 hours of sleep? I think they key here is studying smart and also not procrastinating. You can study for 8 hours but really only do 3 hours of work.

I wake up whenever I don’t feel tired, usually at 7:30am. I like to start off with subjects I’m good at so it’s set the tone for the day and I don’t lose motivation, and then I do subjects I’m not so good at the end. And stop studying at 9pm. This allows to be never stress and always feel relaxed
 

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sleep late and wake up late-ish

i feel like ur more inclined to work harder at the end of the day bc u know the day's ending and u have to GET THINGS DONE

just sleep at 3-4am
oh hell nah that gets me so anxious cos once i fall into that routine best belief im getting a non-attempted hsc i physically cant wake up for my exams then HAAHAH im so fked

how much work do you get done
 

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But wouldn’t you have to sleep early regardless to get the 8 hours of sleep? I think they key here is studying smart and also not procrastinating. You can study for 8 hours but really only do 3 hours of work.

I wake up whenever I don’t feel tired, usually at 7:30am. I like to start off with subjects I’m good at so it’s set the tone for the day and I don’t lose motivation, and then I do subjects I’m not so good at the end. And stop studying at 9pm. This allows to be never stress and always feel relaxed
thats tru but i feel more productive in the morning theres like no loud noises or shouting and stuff HAHAH ygm
 

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Eh, I had that phase too lol.

What I found was that I'd be super productive as soon as I woke up. And then be too tired to even focus past lunch. Find a time that you feel most energised to wake up. Generally, this would be the time that you just naturally get up at. The other key thing is to set concrete tasks to be done by the end of the day. Do them, and then chill afterwards. Negotiate with yourself. You'll be surprised at how cooperative and productive you could actually be.
 

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like rn i feel like my brain is in literal pain - but that could be cos i just got my second dose and feel like shit - just great :)
 

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thats tru but i feel more productive in the morning theres like no loud noises or shouting and stuff HAHAH ygm
Oh I guess I have the benefit of a quite neighbourhood. You can always wear noise cancelling headphones, the really good phones make it completely silent
 

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Eh, I had that phase too lol.

What I found was that I'd be super productive as soon as I woke up. And then be too tired to even focus past lunch. Find a time that you feel most energised to wake up. Generally, this would be the time that you just naturally get up at. The other key thing is to set concrete tasks to be done by the end of the day. Do them, and then chill afterwards. Negotiate with yourself. You'll be surprised at how cooperative and productive you could actually be.
how was your routine around this time, also did you get internally the same marks as you did in your externals. im concerned cos all my ranking are quite good like top fourish except english but for some reason i got high 70s in legal when my school gets 7ish band sixes its so stressful like wtf am i doing wrong :(
 

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oh hell nah that gets me so anxious cos once i fall into that routine best belief im getting a non-attempted hsc i physically cant wake up for my exams then HAAHAH im so fked

how much work do you get done
a lot more than when i go to sleep early and wake up early

i thought i was an early-bird all my life until i started staying up and realised i was wayy more poductive during the night
 

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I like to start off with subjects I’m good at so it’s set the tone for the day and I don’t lose motivation, and then I do subjects I’m not so good at the end. And stop studying at 9pm. This allows to be never stress and always feel relaxed
Wow, we're exact opposites. I liked to start on the subjects I wasn't so good at. This way, I couldn't wait to study my best subjects later in the day.
 

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Oh I guess I have the benefit of a quite neighbourhood. You can always wear noise cancelling headphones, the really good phones make it completely silent
SOOOOO BLESSED i literally feel like im surrounded by farm animals (well i am - but like metaphorically as well) :)
 

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how was your routine around this time, also did you get internally the same marks as you did in your externals. im concerned cos all my ranking are quite good like top fourish except english but for some reason i got high 70s in legal when my school gets 7ish band sixes its so stressful like wtf am i doing wrong :(
Your ranks are just fine. My externals were slightly better. My routine probably sounds counterintuitive, but I swear by it.
  • Wake up/ breakfast at 9.00am.
  • Get to korean cafe #1 by 9.30am.
  • Studied till about 1.30pm.
  • Had lunch till about 2.30pm.
  • Get to korean cafe #2 by 3.00pm.
  • Studied again till about 7.00pm.
  • Chilled out till about 12.00am.
In order to maximise any routine, you need to remember that enough down time, good sleep, and concrete tasks are imperative.
 

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Your ranks are just fine. My externals were slightly better. My routine probably sounds counterintuitive, but I swear by it.
  • Wake up/ breakfast at 9.00am.
  • Get to korean cafe #1 by 9.30am.
  • Studied till about 1.30pm.
  • Had lunch till about 2.30pm.
  • Get to korean cafe #2 by 3.00pm.
  • Studied again till about 7.00pm.
  • Chilled out till about 12.00am.
In order to maximise any routine, you need to remember that enough down time, good sleep, and concrete tasks are imperative.
thank youuu omg thats so good but how on earth did you manage to get so much done when youre moving about alot and finishing at 7am maybe im just really tired which is why im not that prodcutive okay youve inspired me to finish this essay and go to sleep im so dead :(
 

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Wow, we're exact opposites. I liked to start on the subjects I wasn't so good at. This way, I couldn't wait to study my best subjects later in the day.
The problem is when I do this, I lose motivation procrastinate and feel terrible. So I like do these subjects at the end, where it won’t impact my entire study routine
 

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thank youuu omg thats so good but how on earth did you manage to get so much done when youre moving about alot and finishing at 7am maybe im just really tired which is why im not that prodcutive okay youve inspired me to finish this essay and go to sleep im so dead :(
The most common trap is thinking quantity of time > quality of time. Obviously, the goal is to actually have a large quantity of quality of time. But, you've probably been quick to realise that trying to maximise the quantity at the cost of productivity and energy has led to a decrease in the quality of your time.

To maximise the quality of your time, you need to know what you're doing, and you need to have enough energy to be able to do it. So, spend a bit of time tonight organising the exact tasks you need to finish by tomorrow. Do you have notes all done?
 

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The most common trap is thinking quantity of time > quality of time. Obviously, the goal is to actually have a large quantity of quality of time. But, you've probably been quick to realise that trying to maximise the quantity at the cost of productivity and energy has led to a decrease in the quality of your time.

To maximise the quality of your time, you need to know what you're doing, and you need to have enough energy to be able to do it. So, spend a bit of time tonight organising the exact tasks you need to finish by tomorrow. Do you have notes all done?
yep everything im staring to adapt my prepared essays to questions but i feel like im too tired rn, but i have everything ready like notes essay plans and what not but when it gets to this time of day my brain turns into a dry sponge and cant absorb anything but i dont get it cos all my friends sleep 3-4 am and wake up 8-9 am wtf am i doing that i need so much sleep AHAHAH
 

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also i dont go to a high ranking school it changes between 90-100 which is also why im really scared
 

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yep everything im staring to adapt my prepared essays to questions but i feel like im too tired rn, but i have everything ready like notes essay plans and what not but when it gets to this time of day my brain turns into a dry sponge and cant absorb anything but i dont get it cos all my friends sleep 3-4 am and wake up 8-9 am wtf am i doing that i need so much sleep AHAHAH
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try and do 2 subjects a day max (maybe spend 4 hour per subject- that's what i try to do), and also set out the tasks that u will get done every night so that u force urself to follow it
also omg i can relate with the sleep thing lmao. try and have coffee every morning if u can
also IK this sounds bad but like by this point focus more on subjects ur good at to maximise ur marks as much as u can. like i SUCK BIG TIME in english but that's just one subject, and i have 5 other subjects that i really like so imm focusing on them to maximise my atar coz ik no matter what i do now i cant get in the B6 range for eng lmao
 

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yep everything im staring to adapt my prepared essays to questions but i feel like im too tired rn, but i have everything ready like notes essay plans and what not but when it gets to this time of day my brain turns into a dry sponge and cant absorb anything but i dont get it cos all my friends sleep 3-4 am and wake up 8-9 am wtf am i doing that i need so much sleep AHAHAH
You're so fine. Revise your notes and do practice questions. Note down every question that you got wrong, and keep them in a notepad.
also i dont go to a high ranking school it changes between 90-100 which is also why im really scared
If it helps, my high school ranked 70ish last year, and 100ish the year before.
 

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