Productivity for Two
Can studying with a friend help you be more productive? This answer will vary by person but generally speaking, working with a friend has the potential of benefits. Speaking from personal experience, I have found that studying with a friend has benefitted me greatly as well as made my course load less stressful. Based off of my personal experience, I would recommend working with a friend, but there are potential downsides you should be aware of.
My favorite aspect about studying with a reliable friend is that studying becomes more enjoyable. Studying with a friend allows for more enjoyable work time and breaks. Work time can become more enjoyable by having someone to consult occasionally about issues or questions within your work that they may have the answer to. Also, studying with your friend means you get to have study breaks with your friend. Personally, I found being with my friend during a break made it more enjoyable and encouraged me to work harder and more efficiently when studying so I could have a break. Overall, this prompted me to be more productive with my time.
Another benefit of studying with a friend is encouraging one another to stay on task and motivated. I will sometimes even do this over text with a friend. You can set goals for yourself and then keep each other accountable throughout the process. Just the other day, I told my friend I was going to complete five assignments before I went to sleep. About every hour, my friend checked in with me to see where I was with that goal. Knowing that my friend knew what I had to get done before quitting greatly motivated me to get it done. It was so effective that I ended up completing nine assignments that night! With each update I gave my friend, she provided me with words of encouragement and helped me stay motivated and productive! You do not even need to be physically with your friend to receive this benefit, but just keep each other updated and inspired. This is a fantastic option if you want to stay motivated and productive.
There can be conflicts and distractions when studying with a friend, so it is essential to pick someone who will respect and help you achieve your goals. A common mistake is studying or working with a friend who does not care very much about their work. If they do not respect their own work, there is a good chance they will not respect yours. Or if you know you can't focus when you are with a particular friend you should probably not study or work with them. You need to make sure you are selecting a friend that has your best interest in mind as well as someone who can motivate you and help you stay focused. If you make sure to take these factors into consideration there is a good chance you will have a productive and more enjoyable work experience when working with a friend!
Real Winners Don't Give Up!
This is a true story of a young woman who went through the most gruesome fire. When you read her story, you'll realize that your trials are absolutely nothing compared to what this young girl went through.
It was September 25, 2000. Maricel Apatan was an 11-year old girl in Zamboanga. On that day, this little girl went with her uncle to draw water.
Along the way, four men met them. They were carrying long knives. They told her uncle to face down on the ground, and they hacked him on the neck and killed him.
Maricel was in total shock, especially that the men were their neighbors. She tried to escape, but the men ran after her.
She cried, "Kuya, 'wag po, 'wag n'yo akong tagain! Maawa po kayo sa akin!" ("Don't kill me! Have mercy on me!")
But they weren't listening. With a long knife, a man slashed her on the neck too.
Maricel fell to the ground and lost consciousness.
When she woke up, she saw a lot of blood. She also saw the feet of the men around her, but she pretended to be dead.
When they walked away, Maricel ran back home. But along the way, she saw that both her hands were falling off. Because the men hacked them too. She cried but she kept running.
Sometimes, she would faint and fall to the ground. But she'd regain consciousness and run again.
When she was near her home, Maricel called her mother.
Upon seeing her daughter, her mother screamed in terror. She wrapped her bloodied child in a blanket and carried her to the hospital.
Here was the problem: From her house to the highway, it was a 12-kilometer walk. It took them 4 hours just to reach the highway.
When they arrived in the hospital, the doctors thought Maricel was going to die. But for 5 hours, they operated on her. It took 25 stitches to stitch together the long knife wound in her neck and back.
Maricel barely survived. And she lost both of her hands.
Ironically, the next day was Maricel's birthday. She was 12 years old.
But tragedy didn't end there. When they went home, they saw their home was gone. It was ransacked and burned down by the goons.
Being very poor, Maricel's family also didn't have P50,000 for their hospital bills.
But God sent many angels along the way to help them.
Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, a distant relative, paid for hospital bills and helped them bring the criminals to court. They were sentenced to prison.
Today, she's staying with the nuns at Regina Rosarii with Sr. Eppie Brasil, O.P.
But this is the incredible miracle. Instead of staying down, Maricel kept running.
Instead of cursing God why she had no hands, she now uses her wrists in incredible ways that will boggle your mind.
Maricel was cited as the most industrious, best in computer, and most courteous in the School for Crippled Children.
In 2008, she graduated from a course in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She even received a Gold medal for Arts and Crafts.
In 2011, she finished her education to be a chef. Yes, a Chef without hands.
Nothing can stop this young lady from reaching her dreams.
First day with the change of study method + Pomodoro💡
I recently decided to go to a counselor to help me with my studies, and I can only say that it was a great decision💫
She told me to do these things:
Make a schedule, other than the typical one that you put homework-tests, etc. This one is way more specific.
First you have to review the syllabus of all the subjects (see what topics you will study in class until the exam) and then divide it into weeks.
And hopefully study what is due for the week the day before the corresponding class.
This semester I have 5 subjects, so I had one day left to study 2, but I put the lightest ones.
In the picture below is the schedule (I'm missing a day, yes i know, the teacher hasn't updated the program yet 😭).
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