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On days when you're most productive, what guidelines / rules do you guys follow?

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    In days you find yourself to be at your most productive, what is the main factor that makes you productive compared to the days that you are extremely unproductive?
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    do not make plans, just go with the flow. making plans makes you feel like you've accomplished it already, so today i just sat here, and wrote my notes with a few breaks watching youtube and it's quite productive i guess
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    I m most productive when I have a to do list, but i dont set rigid timings to anything.
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    Having slept well. If I get a decent night's sleep I want to make the most of the energy I have the next day.

    e.g. I got a good 10-11hrs last night and today was my day off. It has revolved around chemistry revision (my weakest class); UCAS and making a start on planning my personal statement; my pets (hamster needed a cage clean & bath and my largest fish tank (70L) needed cleaned as well); and email exchanges with a couple of people to obtain some information I needed.

    I don't need to set any rules. If I'm motivated then, well, I'm motivated!*
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    Until Cheese has done at least half of Cheese's post it note to do things

    How often does this happen?

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    I've written a blog post about how to be productive! I'm in my second year at Oxford so this is from lots of practise! https://studyspace.blog/2016/12/07/1...re-productive/
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    The main factor is that I have an exam the next day. Or some other kind of imminent important consideration..
    When there's maximum pressure, I thrive. That's pretty much it. Doesn't matter if I've slept enough, eaten enough, if I'm hydrated enough. I tend to work my ass off when I know I have to, and be lazy as hell when I don't feel I do.
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    Literally zero breaks, zero distraction nothing at all until the evening.
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    No rules. Just open a book and study for however long I can, which usually ranges from 1-5 minutes until I am distracted. Repeat until full blown procrastination takes over.
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