How To Focus When Studying And Stay Awake Even When Tired

How To Focus When Studying, Even When You’re Tired

Feeling tired, hard to concentrate, or just simply sleepy when it comes to studying? You’re definitely not alone. ​We all have had those days where our brains feels numb and drained, only to remember that we still have more studying to do. Joy. So here are 14 tried-and-tested, practical yet sustainable ways on how to …

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6 Effective Ways To Manage Stress While Studying

Stress has an alarming ability to infiltrate all aspects of everyday life. It can strike unexpectedly, often causing people to subconsciously react in ways that are quite out of proportion to their situation. The overwhelming workload involved in studying is usually cited as a prime cause of stress, particularly for high level, professional qualifications. For …

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Studying With Coffee: How to Use It Productively for Your Studies

Do you love coffee? I imagine I see many heads nodding now. Suffice to say, my appreciation for coffee has increased throughout the years, especially since I discovered that good coffee, properly made, shouldn’t have a hint of bitterness in it. Yes, without addition of sugar! I’ve been studying with coffee ever since. What’s most …

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13 Easy Desk Stretches To Do For Better Posture

Juggling work, life and studying for exams is pretty tough, especially if you have a young family. It can feel near impossible to make time to look after yourself when you’re trying to ‘do it all’, which can lead to exam burn out. Despite sleeping enough and eating right, I remember finding the constant routine …

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Study Burnout: How to Recognize, Cure and Prevent Them

All CFA exam candidates know it. Or candidates for any high stakes exams really. Others may not understand, but we do – the CFA exams are hardcore. The burnout is real. Burnout happens when you simply do not have a drive to continue doing this crap any longer. Nothing goes in, and you may feel panicked, overwhelmed …

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How To Be More Disciplined, Instantly

Today, I want to share one simple yet effective technique on how to be more disciplined in your studies and life, that you can implement right away. It all started a few years ago, when I spent a significant amount of time in San Francisco for work. For me at least, San Fran was a …

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Decided to Study CFA? 7 Effective Habits You Need

OK so you’ve checked out the CFA Program and decided it may be beneficial for your career. Years ago when I first took CFA Level 1, there were lots of trial and error to find out what study approaches worked and what didn’t, to make the most impact with the least amount of time I had to study …

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Does Music Help You Study? How To Use Music For Exam Success

Nearly every student is accused at some point of idling about listening to music instead of working hard on an assignment. Unsubstantiated protests that music helps put them in the right frame of mind for concentrating are usually bound to fall on tone-deaf ears.  And when it comes to self guided study, whether you’re studying …

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Useful Sleep Facts: Here’s All You Need To Know

Sleep is so crucial to our overall wellbeing, yet most of us don’t get enough of it. When balancing exam preparation with a full-time job, it’s tempting to cut on sleep hours in a bid to “do more”. But this is counterproductive in the long term. With so much conflicting information out there on sleep, here’s …

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