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My routine now a days goes like this (not a very rigid one)

Morning (1-1.5 hours): Newspaper and revision of current affairs topics

Afternoon (2-3 hours): BPSC answer writing, or NITI Aayog's Strategy for new India, or 2nd ARC summary (only one thing in a day) 

Evening (4pm to 9:30 pm): Optional


Today's To-do list:

1. IR (Southeast Asia) and related questions

2. Optional (Settlement Geography)

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Morning - 9 to 1 - Optionals time. 

Afternoon - I usually watch video related to my optional - Tales from the jungle. Planning on starting with Main bhi Bharat after this series ends. Usually extends for 45 mins. 

Evening - 5 to 9 - Ethics. 

Night - an hour or 2 - for current affairs- editorials  and factly. 

Ending the day by reading the book Ikigai these days. Its a really nice book about japanese culture. 

Sunday is a bit lighter day for me. Doing answer writing for ethics and CA backlogs :) 

This time range am sharing isnt water tight for me. I have small breaks in between these said hours. I have made plans for what all topics in both subjects need to be covered till 15th July. So working- not as such on how many hours basis, but based on topic completion :) 

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8.30am-1.00pm- OPTIONAL TIME (Read Yoga, Mimansha, and schools of Vedanta(from printed notes)

1.00-3.00pm-lunch and rest (watch 1-2 episode of the mentalist)

3.00-7.00pm- read ethics class notes

7.00-9.00pm-exercise dinner and news

9.00-10.30pm- current affairs  of April 2020


I will completely follow my routine and am going to become better version of myself by day end.

will post my reviews at 10.30pm

29th JUNE 2020 REVIEW and RATING

9am to 1 pm- read yoga and Shankaracharya

1pm to 3.30pm-Lunch and the mentalist

3.30pm to 4pm- talked on phone

4pm to 6pm- slept(due to headache)

6pm to 7pm- read ethics previous yr quesn

7pm to 9pm- dinner and didnt do exercise

9pm-10pm-talked on phone


Self Rating-4/10(as total no of hours studied is 4 hours and completed 40% of task)

improvements needed-

1. getup a little bit early at around 6 am

2. include yoga/exercise/meditation for at least 30 minutes and count it in total hours of studies


Quote for the day

  • “We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.”
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30th JUNE 2020

9.00-1 pm- OPTIONAL  TIME (Ramanuja+Madhava+Sri Aurobindo+revision of Mimansha and Sankara)

1.00-3.00pm- lunch+1 episode of Westworld/The Mentalist

3.00-7.00pm- Read notes of ethics of at least 6 classes(without thinking too much about it)

7.00-9.00- Exercise, Dinner, and News

9.00-10.30- current affairs April 2020


I will completely follow my routine and am going to become a better version of myself by day end.

Will review and rate myself @ 10.30 pm

30th JUNE 2020 REVIEW and RATING

7.45-8.15am-yoga(1/2 hour)

8.15-9.00am-cooked breakfast

9.00-1.00pm-Ramanuja+Madhava+Sri Aurobindo+(revision of Mimansha and Sankara)(4 hrs)

1.00-3.30pm-lunch+2 episodes of Westworld

3.30-6.00pm- ETHICS(2 classes)(2hr 30 min)

6.00-7.00-break+15 min meditation

7.00-8.30pm-Ethics(1 class)(1hr 30 min)

8.30-9.00-dinner

9.00-9.30-talked on phone

9.30-10.30- 1 episode of Westworld

Self Rating-7/10(as total no of hours studied is 8 hours and 45 min(including yoga and meditation) and completed 70% of task)

improvements needed-

1. control on the amount of time spent on watching web series

2. get up a little early at around 6 am

Remarks:- The day was a good one as I am making progress

Quote for the day

    "If u win ur daily BATTLE you will ultimately win the WAR"

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    1st July Target:
    1 Essay
    Social issues lectures
    ethics answer writing/MGP videos etc

    Will review at 11pm.

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    7.30-1.00- optional(carvaka+jainism+buddhism)

    1.00-3.00-lunch+1or 2 episodes of Westworld

    3.00-6.30- 3 lectures of ethics

    6.30-7.00-break+meditation

    7.00-8.30- 1 more lecture of ethics

    8.30-10.00-dinner+news


    I will completely follow my routine and am going to become a better version of myself by day end.

    will post my reviews at 10.30 pm


    1st july 2020

    6.30-7.00 yoga(30mmin)
    7.00-8.00-breakfast+fresh
    8.00-1.00-optional(carvaka+jainism+buddhism)(5 hour)
    1.00-3.15-lunch+ 2 episode of Westworld
    3.15-4.30-talked on phone
    4.30-5.00-talked on phone
    5.00-6.00-ethics(45 minute)
    6.00-7.00-Westworld
    7.00-7.30- Dinner
    7.30-10.00-Westworld


    Self Rating-6/10(as total no of hours studied is 6 hours and 15 min(including yoga and no meditation) and completed 60% of task)

    improvements needed-

    1. Control on the amount of time spent on watching web series (flag the issue or write on your head).

    2. No matter who the caller is NEVER receive the call during studying hours.

    Remarks:- The day was a below-average(as could not complete 70% of task ) 

    Quote for the day

    Dear Self Be aware of the moment when you are not doing what you have planned. Try to hold ur plan back, increase your grasp on yourself, do what the hell YOU want to do not what the mind is trying to convince.

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    ativdan said

    1st July Target:
    1 Essay
    Social issues lectures
    ethics answer writing/MGP videos etc

    Will review at 11pm.

    slept at 4 am (this was early for me since I have been not sleeping entire nights; started with partick jane's SFG initiative, couldn't wake up early, so didn't sleep at all; messed up sleep schedule & productivity) woke up at 1 pm :/

    Done:

    1 Essay

    ethics answer writing/CGP notes

    factly/theHindu


    Good: didn't waste time on twitter/YouTube etc

    Bad: I have been struggling to sit for 3 hrs and write a test with a timer and stuff. I'd write an answer, cross it as draft 'x' because it doesn't "look good". Had done the same with past two essays I wrote. Multiple drafts. I struggle with writing quality answers within the time limit. So I started fooling myself like this.

    Was glad that wrote today's essay in one go, of course wasn't satisfied with quality and length. But returned to the same stupidity with ethics test. And it takes away a lot of time.

    It has also to do with inability to concentrate on one thing for long hours. Like I'll intentionally keep some tabs open to jump to when I feel bored of my primary activity. Problem is I overdo this. Still I tell myself that it's better than spending hours on twitter reading stupid threads.


    2nd:

    ethics test/MGP videos

    social issues lectures/CGP notes


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    02 July 2020

    TO DO LIST

    5.30 AM -1.00 PM-ETHICS (6 CLASSES-of course thoda ambitious hai but remember about yesterday)(-1hr for daily chores)

    1.00-3.00 pm-Lunch and sleep(NO Westworld or The Mentalist )

    3.00-6.00 pm- Optional(24 pages of Western philosophy-2nd printed notes)

    6.00-7.00pm- Break+Meditation

    7.00-8.30 pm- Dinner+news

    8.30-10.00pm-Revise 2 SFG TESTS

    10.00-11.00 pm-1 episode of Westworld


    Kalka badla lega Faizal

    will review @11pm


    02nd July 2020 review

    05.30-7.00- ethics(2classes)(1hr 30 min)

    7.00-7.30(yoga)(30 min)

    7.30-8.30-fresh +breakfast

    8.30-1.00-ethics(4 classes)(4hr 30min)

    1.00-2.30- lunch+rest

    2.30-5.00pm{a friend had come after 20-25days, could not avoid the situation}

    5.00-6.00pm(headache)

    6.00-8.00pm(talked on phone)

    8.00-10.30(westworld)


    self rating-6/10-since total no. of hours is 6hr 30 min(including yoga and have completed around 60% of tasks)

    Improvements needed:-

    1. never start a web series and don't ask anyone to suggest any web series-you are digging your own grave by starting it {watch the last season so as to avoid the temptation to know the story}

    2. Prioritize ur goals-whether u want to be good to ur friends/family or you want to achieve your goals? sometimes there is a need for madness and imbalance to achieve something and later on, you can make balance.

    3. Don't get too happy and start celebrating by finishing only 50% of your goal. You will lose the game.

    quote of the day:-

    A MAN WHO DARES TO WASTE ONE HOUR OF TIME HAS NOT DISCOVERED THE VALUE OF LIFE.


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    I'm trying to keep it simple and be consistent. 

    Today to do list

    11-1 pm Current affairs

    1-2 pm revision of earlier read topics

    4-7pm polity

    7-9pm environment

    11-12pm current affairs/ art and culture

    Should avoid seeing whatsApp and fb as much as possible. 

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    2nd:
    slept: 2:30; woke up: 6:30 (again: 10:00-12:00)
    1 sfg polity test 
    ethics answer writing
    1 social issues lecture
    factly/theHindu
    some procratination, but overall decent day

    3rd:
    sfg polity test
    factly/theHindu
    close ethics 
    close social issues 
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    3rd JULY 2020(TO DO LIST)

    8.30 am-1.00pm- April 2020 current affairs 

    1.00-3.00pm- Lunch+phone talk+ Watch some ethics videos from youtube(optional)

    3.00-7.00pm- 4 ethics videos

    7.00-9.00pm- Meditation+Dinner+News

    9.00-10.00pm -Read The Hindu(please do as u have not read it regularly since last 2-3 months)

    will review @10.30 pm

    Aaj ka din acha jaayega..... Be happy Sid


    3rd July 2020 review

    8.45-1.15- April 2020current affairs (4 hr 30 min)

    1.15-1.45pm -lunch

    1.45-7.30pm- No electricity, too hot to study

    7.30-8.00 pm- Dinner

    8.00-9.00 pm-talked on phone

    9.00-10.30 pm- Westworld


    Self Rating- 4/10(since completed only 40%  task)


    Remarks+quote:-

    Don't worry when you cannot change the situation. Do what is in your control and leave the rest.



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    4th July 2020

    8.30-1.00pm- Optional(western contemporary-35 pages)

    1.00-3.00pm- Lunch+sleep

    3.00-6.00pm- Ethics(3 classes)

    6.00-8.00pm- Meditation+Dinner+News

    8.00-10.00pm- April 2020 Current Affairs


    Review of 4th July 2020

    8.30-9.30- daily chores+ breakfast

    9.30-12.00- wasted time(gup shup)

    12.00-4.00- Optional(moore+Russell+Wittengestien)(4 hours)

    4.00-8.00- current affairs may 2020(throughly revises)(4 hours)

    8.00-9.00- dinner+talked on phone

    9.00-11.00- Westworld+news

    self rating- 6/10(studied for 8 hours andcompleted around 60% of task)

    Remarks:- sometimes Redbull does help in studyng

    Improvements needed:-

    1. start studying within 1 hour of getting up no matter what else you will lose first half of the day completely.

    2. have a focussing plan as to what you are doing every 15-30 minutes(create awarenessof yourself), if away from studies get back to the study table.

    Quote of the day:-

    Look Sid, Speed and amount of task covered is important else others will be ahead of you in this competition and you wont be able to make it. Increase your speed.

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    3rd:
    2:00-7:00 (later naps)
    factly/theHindu
    ethics mock/mgp videos
    1 social issues lecture

    4th
    4:00-8:30 (will sleep now)
    finish handwritten world history notes
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    5th July 2020

    9.00-10.00- daily chores+ breakfast

    10.00-1.00- Ethics(3 classes)

    1.00-1.30- Lunch

    1.30-3.00- April 2020 current affairs (remaing portions)

    3.00-4.00- Listen some songs

    4.00-7.00- Discuss April 2020Current affairs

    7.00-8.00- Exercise(mandatory for 30 minutes)+Meditation(mandatory for 30 minutes)

    8.00-9.00- Dinner+News

     9.00-11.00-Revise one test of simulator

    will review @ 11pm


    Review of 5th July 2020

    10.00-1.30- 3 LECTURES OF ETHICS(3 HRS 30 MIN)

    1.30-2.30PM- LUNCH+REST

    2.30-4.00- APRIL 2020  CURRENT AFFAIRS(1 HR 30 MIN)

    4.00-7.30-APRIL 2020 CURRENT AFFAIRS DISCUSSION(3 HRS 30 MIN)

    7.30-8.30- TALKED ON PHONE

    8.30-9.30- DINNER + NEWS

    9.30-10.30- WINDOW SHOPPING+SURFING NET

    SELF RATING-7/10(AS TOTAL NO OF HOURS STUDIED IS 8 HRS 30 MIN AND COMPLETED 80% OF TASKS BUT 10% OF MARKS HAVE BEEN DEDUCTED BECAUSE YOU DIDNT COMPLETE MANDATORY TASKS OF YOGA AND MEDITATION)

    Improvements needed:-
    1) Try to complete one subject at a time in one go because it will give you a sense of closure and satisfaction of a particular topic.
    2) Increase no. of hours on a daily basis.
    3) Please continue with yoga and meditation even at the cost of starting your schedule half an hour late. They will help you in maintaing consistency, controlling your mood swings and more importantly your MIND.

    SUNDAY (WEEK REVIEW)- TOTAL HOURS STUDIED IS 46.5 HOURS IN THIS WEEK,
                    i.e, AVERAGE OF 6 HOURS 40 MINUTES PER DAY(MEANS MUST HAVE                           COMPLETED AROUND 65% OF TO DO LISTS, IT IS BEST SINCE LOCKDOWN                   BEGAN)
    WEEK REVIEW:- OVERALL SATISFACTORY BUT AVERAGE- INCREASE IT TO 8-9 HOURS                 NEXT WEEK


    Quote:-

    It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
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    6th July 2020

    8.15-8.45-yoga

    8.45-9.30- Daily chores+ Breakfast

    9.30-1.30- 3 lectures of ethics

    1.30-2.30-Lunch+Rest

    2.30-6.30-3 lectures of ethics

    6.30-7.30-Exercise+Meditation(Dont receive any call during this time)

    7.30-8.30- Dinner+News

    8.30-10.30- March 2020 Current affairs

    I know there is less free time for you today but then daily what you do is watching Westworld till 1am in the night and because of that you are not getting up early and you are wasting atleast 2 hours of the morning. So consider less time as an approach to mend you for ur own well being.


    will post the review at 10.30pm


    Review of 6th July 2020

    8.15-8.45-yoga(30 mins)

    8.45-9.30- Daily chores+ Breakfast

    9.30-1.30- ethics 4 lectures(4 hrs)

    1.30-2.00- lunch

    2.00-3.00- Rest

    3.00-4.00- Listened songs

    4.00-7.00- ethics 2 lectures(3 hours)

    7.00-8.00- Meditation(15 min)+ Dinner

    8.00-9.30- Westworld

    9.30-11.00- 1 ethics lecture(1 hr 30 min)


    Self Rating-7.5/10(As total amount of hours studied is 9 hrs 15 min(including yoga and meditation) and completed 80% of tasks)

    *you will get 8/10 only if you study  10 hours (irrespective of % of task completed)

    *you will get 10/10 only if you study 12 hours(irrespective of % of task completed)


    Remarks:- Good(doing only one topic will increase your speed of completing things).

    IMPROVEMENTS NEEDED:-

    1) GET UP BY 7AM NO MATTER WHAT.

    QUOTE OF THE DAY:-

    “Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don't despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.”



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    7th July 2020

    6.45-7.45-Yoga+ Meditation

    7.45-8.30- Daily chores+breakfast

    8.30-1.30- 5 lectures of ethics(lectures 24-28)

    1.30-2.30-Lunch+Rest

    2.30-4.00- 1 lecture of Ethics(lecture 29,the last one)

    4.00-7.00- can watch a movie as ur ethics gets completed or begin with prev yr quesn papers of ethics

    7.00-8.00- Exercise+ Dinner

    8.00-11.00-  March Current Affairs 2020


    Review of 7th July 2020

    6.45-7.45- Yoga+Meditation(1 hr)

    7.45-8.30- Daily chores+breakfast

    8.30-1.00- 2 lectures of ethics+ Ethics strategy+some case studies video(4hr 30 min)

    1.00-2.00- Lunch+Rest

    2.00-2.30-songs

    2.30-4.30- Toppers Prelims strategy (1 hr)

    4.30-7.30- Headache

    7.30-8.30-Dinner

    8.30-9.30-Cleaned Room

    9.30-10.30- Cooking

    Self Rating-4/10(as total number of hour studied is 6 hours 30 min but it was not as per plan                                 and not required as of now).


    Improvements Needed:-

    1) Plan well- Do ethics 50-55 case studies.Also read solutions of  previous year 2013-2017. You can solve 2018-2019 after prelims.

    2) Sometime its tough to study when your mind does not allow you but it is this time to be managed well. Dont let 30 min mood swings destroy your 5-6 hours of studies.

    3) Do include prelims in your schedule for atleast 30 minutes.(mainly question solving)


    Remarks:-

    Some days are not good days. No issue. Outperform next day.


    Quote of the day:-

    क्षमा शोभती उस भुजंग को जिसके पास गरल हो
    उसको क्या जो दंतहीन ,विषरहित, विनीत, सरल हो ।

    सहनशीलता, क्षमा, दया को ,तभी पूजता जग है
    बल का दर्प चमकता उसके ,पीछे जब जगमग है।

     So become Strong 



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    8th July 2020

    NO breakfast since you slept 9 hours

    8.00-1.00- Ethics case studies(1 and half lecture)

    1.00-1.30- Lunch

    1.30-6.00-Ethics case studies(1 and half lecture)

    6.00-8.00- yoga+Meditation+Dinner

    8.00-11.00- Ethics case studies(1 lecture)

    If u complete 4 lectures today your ethics reading will be over and on 9th you can read previous yr questions and ethics will be done for mains. I swear in the name of my effort that today i will complete atleast 3 lectures of ethics case studies come what may


    Review of 8th July 2020

    8.00-10.00- ethics case studies video(2 hr)

    10.00-12.00- shopping online

    12.00-1.00- distracted on internet

    1.00-2.00- Lunch

    2.00-4.30- ethics case studies video(2 hr 30 min)

    4.30-5.00- break

    5.00-6.30- ethics case studies video(1 hr 30 min)

    6.30-8.00- Dinner+ Rest

    8.00-10.30- ethics case studies video(2 hr 30 min)


    Self rating- 7/10 ( since completed 75% of tasks  and didnt do yoga and meditation)


    Improvements needed:-

    1) Move towards fix  timings as prelims is coming. Read from 8-1pm and in afternoon from 2-6pm

    2) Start including some questions in ur daily schedule


    Quote of the day:-

    • "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." 
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    9th July 2020

    7.00-12.30- Ethics previous year papers solutions

    12.30-2.30-Break

    2.30-6.30-Ethics previous year papers solutions

    6.30-8.00- Exercise(mandatory)+Dinner

    8.00-11.00- Ethics last lecture of case studies


    Review of 9th July 2020

    I will consider today as a day off since i have studied only 1 hr due to some health issues.

    Self rating:-1.5/10(total hours studied is 1 hr and 30 min exercise)

    Improvements needed:-

    1. Be regular with workouts failing which you will fall victim to small health issues hampering ur consistency.

    2. Dont do overthinking or space to ur mind. Be completely sure about what you want to do in 1st half of the day.


    Quote of the day:-

    "Do ur work and don'tbe stupid"

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    shift 0- Newspaper


    shift1- till 3PM: June current 1/3

    shift 2- beyond 3 mrunal economy notes 1/4

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    @HotBloodPrince yes kind of...i was doing both optional and ethics at the same time. So i decided that first i will complete ethics and then move to optional (if time is left) or directly into prelims.


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