JLPT BC 9 | Procrastination

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Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope everyone had an amazing New Year’s!  Mine was spent quietly with my family watching the Downtown comedy special on TV.  If you are not familiar with Downtown they are very famous comedy team here in Osaka.  Every year they have a 6 hour New Year’s special which is incredibly funny.

Anyway, today let’s talk about procrastination.  We are 6 months away from the July test (if it’s available in your area) or 11 months away from the December test.  It’s incredibly easy to just sit back and relax.

But, don’t slip into bad habits now!  The year just started!  Now is the time to lay out a good study plan and schedule when you are going to study every day (or almost every day).

I’ll go over some tips on what to keep in mind when scheduling out your study time.  After you listen to this episode you’ll have a better idea of how to create a study plan you can stick to.

Action Steps –

1) Schedule a time of day for you to study.

2) Try to at least stick to the schedule even if it’s only for 5 minutes.

3) Make a commitment to keeping to your schedule by putting it down in the comments below.  Research shows that making your commitments public makes you more likely to stick to them.

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Photo by Kathleen, Music by Kevin MacLeod

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  • Takehiko Norwood August 5, 2011, 2:38 am

    I vow to do at least one song, one podcast and at least one book page. before I goto bed

    • Mac August 5, 2011, 2:44 pm

      Awesome Takehiko, I hope you can stick to that goal. All you need to do is stick with it for 21 days and then it should be pretty automatic after that.

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