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    (Original post by Fusion)
    You have to plan these things, it's no good saying "I wish", you should be setting goals and saying "I will":
    read x novel next week (3 chapters a day etc)
    read y novel week 2
    read z novel week 3
    read zz novel week 4

    Devote Monday eveings towards beginners language

    Thursday evenings cook a fancy dish

    etc..
    I really like this advice. This is a recent discovery I made with revision plans too, I used to write a massive list of everything I needed to cover and feel overwhelmed and not know when to start. Now I have broken it down into daily goals. Tedious, but the job gets done. Thank you!
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    Well you said it yourself, you're only 25; you have your whole life ahead of you so there is no reason you should be freaking our about this now.

    You should concentrate on school right now to make sure you gdt the best education you can while you're there. After you get out and get a job, you'll be able to travel and do all of the things you would like to.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I really like this advice. This is a recent discovery I made with revision plans too, I used to write a massive list of everything I needed to cover and feel overwhelmed and not know when to start. Now I have broken it down into daily goals. Tedious, but the job gets done. Thank you!
    TBH I think this is just adding routine into routine and you might come away from it able to tick things off a box but you wont have really experienced anything, which seems to be more what you are after.
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    TBH I think this is just adding routine into routine and you might come away from it able to tick things off a box but you wont have really experienced anything, which seems to be more what you are after.
    But if I don't make a plan and start ticking things off I'll never get it done. But I see what you mean. Me and my ex used to argue about this, he'd say do you actually want to experience things or just tick them off? I feel that things won't get done though if I don't incorporate it into my routine...
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    I felt the same as you. Worked in a Casino after sixth form (gap year), with horribly unsociable hours. I did lots of 11pm-7am shifts, always wanted to do more interesting things/get back to reading/stop wasting time, and now I'm travelling around Thailand and Laos :-) I'm on my own and it's amazing, you get to do so many different things, I've read so much whilst here, there are cooking courses available here too where you can meet lots of different people etc.

    Start saving, quit your job, take a year out.
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    (Original post by autodidact)
    TBH I think this is just adding routine into routine and you might come away from it able to tick things off a box but you wont have really experienced anything, which seems to be more what you are after.
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    jesus OP, if you're not already good at those things, you're just not clever enough, interesting enough or talented enough to achieve those goals. you are destined for middle management or lower. you will forever be the boring, intellectually inferior person. hell, you're not even a savant, so you're not even just a computer/calculator. you're just a serf, an average turd to blend in with the rest.
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    Take baby steps and keep a diary/blog so you can feel like you have some sort of deadline.

    I'm actually in the same boat, I'd love to do so many things but I get all overwhelmed and do none of them.
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    If your after a certain life style, I'd suggest dedicating yourself to uni for the next year or so. Getting good grades is definately gonna help you achieve whatever you decide to do next in your life. And if you've spent a couple of years working hard to get what you want your not gonna let things get in the way or divert you when the oppertunity comes around!

    Sorry to be boring, but good luck
 
 
 
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