The paradox of the pause: How stopping regularly helps you get more done

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In pre-internet days, it was much easier to focus and complete your work.
If you were struggling, you couldn’t escape to the worlds of Facebook, YouTube and Netflix for instant relief.
How do I know?
Because I was born before 1985. I know what it feels like to be a student with and without the Internet. […]

What to do when you can’t be bothered studying: The Do Something Principle

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The do something principle
I recently overheard a year 12 student say to her friend:

“I can’t be bothered studying English … I can’t be bothered studying maths or biology … I’ll just sit here and do nothing.”
I suspect that this student was feeling overwhelmed by everything she had to do.
And we all know […]

Making information stick: A step-by-step process to learning large amounts of content

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Retaining information
Do you need to learn and retain a large amount of information? Feel out of practice or have no idea how to go about doing this?
I’ve developed a simple process that you can use to help make information stick and stay in your brain for a long time.
This process has helped me […]