5 tips on how to reach flow and improve productivity

Grab your 2-in-1 bundle for 41% discount (11.79$/year): https://curiositystream.com/studycorner There are activities that provide us with huge energy and enjoyment. Immersing yourself in the world of a particularly intriguing book may let you feel absorbed by its characters, its world-building and its story, for hours. This immersion is enjoyable and it doesn’t let you feel trapped; you feel energized but not exhausted; your mind is racing through different concepts and ideas but that feeling of immersion is also guided by a sense of awareness of what you are practicing. If you have ever felt this, then you have been in a **flow state** before and you are basically *tapping* into one of the few loose threads of your purpose in life. Disclaimer: **flow state vs hyperfocus** Flow state is different from hyperfocus, but there’s only a very thin line separating both concepts, and the opinions I read and hear vary; in general, flow is an optimal state of consciousness that can be achieved by anyone, where your intuition and creativity are heightened, decision making is easy or automatic; there is a streamlined sequence of action that allows you to make breakthroughs and tap into your highest level of skill. Hyperfocus is a more compulsive-obsessive state of focus experienced by those who have ADHD, paired with less or no awareness of your surroundings and less control over the state of your mind. It can *have benefits*, as you’re able to do high quality work in short amounts of time; but it’s usually paired with intense burnout or a blank state in the end, so it’s definitely nothing to glorify. Also, this is not the same hyperfocus that Chris Bailey mentions in his book with the same name; I actually believe that what Chris Bailey is referring to in *hyperfocus* is more like flow, as in, a state that you can trigger and motivate yourself to develop and practice, while hyperfocus, as a term already consolidated for ADHD, has different characteristics. — I offer organisation consulting services. If you’re interested, contact me via hello@simpleproductivity.net You can support me on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/marianastudycorner Video edited by: Mary Among Stories (maryamongstories@gmail.com) Stock videos and imagery supplied by Getty Images FTC: This video is sponsored by CuriosityStream.

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8 Coping Mechanisms to Deal With Exam Stress

Picture this. Exam schedules are out. You click on that dreaded button and… BAM!!! 5 exams in 4 days! Your heart starts beating fast. You’re feeling nauseous. You panic. The exam anxiety starts pouring in and you start to wonder how to deal with the stress. That exam stress happens to all of us. According to […]

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Should I do Extension 2 Maths?

Stepping up to Extension 2 Maths is a big call. How do you know if you’re good enough? Will you be able to handle the workload? In this video, Band 6 student Keean is going to break down how he made his decision and share his top tips for acing the subject. Subscribe for more vids ► http://www.youtube.com/c/ArtofSmartTV​ Find a written breakdown here ► https://artofsmart.com.au/navigate-4-unit-mathematics/ In this video we cover: – Why Keean Chose to Study Extension 2 Mathematics
– The Workload for 4U Maths
– How to Study for 4U Maths
– Preparing for the Exams
– Keean’s Top 3 Tips Have more questions about Extension 2 Maths? Leave them in the comments – we’d love to hear from you! So take a second and say ‘Hey’ and ask a question 😉 — FOLLOW ART OF SMART FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/artofsmart/​ HSC RESOURCES: http://www.artofsmart.com.au/hsc-reso​… — ABOUT #AOSTV​ At Art of Smart we’re on a mission to help you answer the difficult question, “What am I going to do with my life when I finish school, and how do I get there?” We provide world-class K-12 tutoring and mentoring to help you get options for life after school, career and leadership mentoring to help you develop the skills needed when you finish school, and help you road test your dream careers. Everything we do is based on over 8 years of research with Australia’s top students, and work with over 10,000 students around Australia. Find out more here: http://www.artofsmart.com.au/

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Stop Wasting Your Time Applying to Unpaid Internships

Before even graduating, Pete Ryan already had a full-time job waiting for him. Now, he’s working with The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and it didn’t take any unpaid internships to get there. Editor’s Note: Originally published in 2017, this article is a great reminder of the value of putting yourself out […]

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3 ways to incorporate slow living into your routine

Start planning with Notion today for FREE: http://bit.ly/notionmariana My notion of productivity has drastically changed over time; before, I had a tendency of looking at productivity as a very narrow scope of work that brought you closer to a certain milestone, forcing you to ignore everything else around you; in a way, I saw productivity in an industrial or business-like sense – the rate of output per unit of input. My understanding of productivity is now different; being productive is doing what is valuable to you or others important to you, without losing the sense of the whole. Slow living resources: 9 Tips to Start Slow Living: https://vanillapapers.net/2019/02/20/slow-living-blog-quotes-trend/ Sloww Quick Start Guide: https://www.sloww.co/start-here/ Sloww Book Recommendations: https://www.sloww.co/book-recommendations-reading-list/ Breathe Magazine: https://www.breathemagazine.com/ Blog – Field and Nest: http://www.fieldandnest.com/slow-living — You can support me on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/marianastudycorner Video edited by: Mary Among Stories (maryamongstories@gmail.com) Stock videos and imagery supplied by Getty Images FTC: This video is sponsored by Notion

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10 Tried and True Test Taking Techniques

Nobody wants hours of studying to go down the drain. School—exams in particular—can take a toll on any student. Unless you can take tests effectively and efficiently, how much or how little you study won’t make a big difference. That’s why we compiled some of the top proven exam and test taking strategies out there. […]

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9 Things No One Told Me Before Going Into First Year

No, but seriously, WHY DIDN’T ANYONE TELL ME THIS?!?!?!? (Insert a hundred more exclamation marks.) There are a lot of things I wish I knew before going into first year. I learned them the hard way so you don’t have to. If you’re reading this, you’re in the right place. Welcome to the 9 Things […]

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how to take *great* visual notes

The first 1000 people to use the link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: https://skl.sh/marianasstudycorner04211 Visual note taking has many different names: graphic visualization, sketchnoting, visible thinking. These are all different concepts that simply summarize the act of organizing and summarizing information with visual aids – graphics, doodles, connectors, boxes, you name it. Visual note taking can also use text, but the ratio of text to images or visual components is much lower than usual, traditional notes. Stock imagery & video supplied by Getty Images. Video edited by: Mary Among Stories (maryamongstories@gmail.com) FTC: This video is sponsored by Skillshare.

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Looking for Affordable Student Housing? Good Luck

Every year, students across Canada ask themselves the question, “Where am I going to live next year?” Thanks to a lack of affordable student housing, it’s becoming increasingly harder to answer. Editor’s Note: As many students continue to look for affordable student housing, we’ve revisited one of our favourite past articles on the subject. Figures […]

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20 Signs You’re in Fourth Year and Totally Over it

Here are 20 signs you’re totally over being a student in your fourth year. Sure, being a student was fun during your frosh week. But now it’s four years later. You’ve been to every themed party imaginable. Your bank account is lower than dirt. You made it through online school. And you might just be […]

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