The 12 Week Year Book Review









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Time is our most valuable asset, and The 12 Week Year gives us an approach to make the most out of every week, it’s a book that you need to read actively, implementing the steps and activities they give you in each chapter.

Imagine if you could maintain the focus of the first couple weeks of January for reaching your new year’s resolutions all the way through December, there would be amazing changes in your life if your motivation and actions weren’t diminished as time went by.

The 12 week year presents a system where you keep working on your goals, day in and day out without having to rely on the first peak of motivation of the beginning and the urgency we get to get things done in the last weeks of each year.

A program that has worked for companies to get more productivity can also be applied to any aspect of our lives that needs constant improvement.

It consists of creating a vision to work towards an ultimate goal that excites you, and deconstruct it into small pieces of daily actions that will sum up, packing these actions into a weekly plan, and review your performance every week.

The importance of periodization

Setting goals in an annual way of thinking, gives us the misconception that we have plenty of time to accomplish them and we keep pushing them, to start working towards them on the next Monday, next 1st day of the month, our next birthday, and so on, until the end of the year comes inevitably and we’ve done so little work on the changes we needed to implement to improve our lives.

The 12 week year makes us think in a shorter period of time to reach quarterly goals. In one year you’ll get 4 quarters, 4 opportunities to focus on different aspects of your life, and weekly reviews are a chance to measure the execution of those daily actions that contribute to your master vision of the life you desire.

In 12 weeks you only focus on the minimum number of actions that are most important to hit your goal.

The execution system of The 12 Week Year lies in 8 elements:

  1. Vision
  2. Planning
  3. Process control
  4. Measurement
  5. Time use
  6. Accountability
  7. Commitment
  8. Greatness in the moment

Crafting your vision

There are three time horizons that The 12 Week Year wants us to focus our vision on:

  • Long term aspirations
  • Mid-term goals, about three years into the future
  • 12 Weeks which will become our action plan.

Writing down Long term aspirations will give us the push and motivation we need when things start getting difficult, we remember why we are doing this in the first place, what is the life we want to live, it doesn’t matter how big our dreams are, we can always turn them into plans.

You can turn your dreams into plans in three steps:

  1. By thinking about your dreams that might seem impossible and asking yourself: What if…? How would it feel if that was true, how would your family’s life be if that was true? Once you start seeing your vision as possible you can move to the next step.
  2. Now you ask yourself: How might I? With this question you put your mind to work and turn that vision from possible to probable; it will be probable that you reach it by implementing some changes in your life.
  3. Take those changes you must implement into your life and turn them into a plan, those daily actions that you know you need to do in order to accomplish greatness, and with consistency, your vision will shift from probable to given.

Writing down mid-term goals, helps you get a clearer vision of what you need to work on and start creating your action plan: The 12 week plan.

The 12 Week Plan:

Start by choosing some goals to work towards that will get you closer to your vision. Then for each goal write down tactics that stretch you out of your comfort zone, these have to be actions, that you can implement daily or weekly and measure progress and execution of them.

The 12 week goal is the bridge between your vision and your 12 week plan; your 12 week goal should be a realistic stretch for you. Decide on the progress you are willing to commit to achieving in the next 12 weeks.

Following these criteria makes a great 12-week plan and tactics:

  1. Each goal and tactic must be specific and measurable.
  2. State them positively.
  3. Ensure they are a realistic stretch, not too hard but not too easy for you to not see any change.
  4. Assign accountability; be honest and make yourself accountable for the execution of those tactics.
  5. Be time-bound; you must assign a deadline to each tactic and goal.

Process control

“Process control is a set of tools and events that help you work your plan even when you get hit in the mouth”

You will not always be motivated, you will not always have willpower, process control is then the system that supports you to keep going and stick to the plan even when it’s cold outside, you’re tired or you just don’t feel like it.

Basically having a clear plan, that has the vital actions you have to take in order to reach your 12-week goal, meaning that having completed them equals progress and gives you that little push you need.

Also having a weekly accountability meeting (WAM) with a team, or partner willing to do this side by side will help you stay on track, sharing your progress, your weekly execution score, what worked, what didn’t, and how to improve the plan.

Then scoring your week based on execution of the tactics, planning your next week accordingly, and participating in a weekly accountability meeting will be your weekly routine that keeps you on track and focused on your objectives.

Measurement

We need to start keeping scores of not only the achievements but the execution of the tactics that lead to them. Only this way we’ll make sure that the actions we are taking are working or not. To measure progress we are presented to Lead and Lag indicators which we need to keep track of.

  • Lag indicators are the end result, the weight you want to reach, the grade you want to score, etc. Your 12 week goals are your ultimate lag indicators, these are what we usually measure.
  • Lead indicators are the things that happen early in the execution process, the miles you run, the amount of hours you spend studying, etc.  Whatever indicator you decide to measure make sure to track and record your progress each week for every goal.

On the 12 Week Year they present us a Weekly Scorecard which shows the percentage of tactics that you completed in the previous week, aim to reach 85% or more, but if you reach less than that don’t be discouraged and keep striking for progress and getting better week by week.

Don’t be afraid to confront what the numbers are telling you, remember that a weekly scorecard of less than 85% isn’t necessarily bad if you’ve been having an improvement from previous weeks, just commit to making progress each week.

Time use

On The 12 Week Year we are encouraged to take control of our time and make it the most valuable resource we have, therefore, reducing interruptions by blocking your time and setting timeframes to specific actions instead of multitasking and trying to do it all at the same time.

There are three primary components of performance time: strategic blocks, buffer blocks, and breakout blocks, after you’ve saved time for those you can plan around the remaining time and your progress will keep up.

  1. Strategic block: 3 hours of uninterrupted time scheduled each week, you will focus all your energy in producing breakthrough results. These will be high-value activities that contribute to your long term vision.
  2. Buffer blocks: 30 minute, to an hour daily; designed to deal with all the unplanned and low-value activities like emails, phone-calls, etc. The power of these blocks comes from grouping together activities that tend to be unproductive but have to be done, therefore, placing them in a defined block of time you will gain great control of your day, not having to deal with them every couple of hours distracting you from high value activities.
  3. Breakout blocks: at least 3 hours long weekly break from anything related to work, this is to release stress, do different activities to refresh, and reinvigorate yourself so when you return to work, you can engage with more focus and energy.

Accountability as Ownership

We need to let go of the negative tag that accountability has, you can’t hold someone else accountable because it is a matter of oneself; accountability is being responsible, honest, and taking ownership of our acts and their immediate and future results.

Interest vs. Commitment

When you’re interested in doing something, you’ll only do it when circumstances permit it, you’ll find excuses not to do it, and sometimes those excuses will make total sense for you and for anyone else.

When you’re committed to something you will do whatever it takes to reach it, you’ll accept no excuses, no change of circumstances will take you away from your commitment, you will only accept results.

In this book we are highly encouraged to make commitments, and to be successful in keeping them you need to have:

  • A strong desire: it has to be personal and meaningful to you, otherwise, you’ll find excuses not to push through hard times.
  • Clear keystone actions to follow
  • Awareness of the costs, the downsides of what taking these actions might have on your life, it could be time, money, loss of comfort. Identifying the costs before you commit allows you to consciously choose whether you are willing to pay the price of your commitment.

Greatness in the Moment

The moment you decide to change and start implementing keystone daily actions in order to reach your goals you are already reaching greatness.

In the book they give the example of Michael Phelps, he didn’t achieve greatness when he won his eighteenth gold medal or when he won his first. But every day he went to the pool and made his practices, every workout, meal choose, every action he took that lead him to winning from day one is what made him great from the start.

Results are not the attainment of greatness, but simply the confirmation of it. You become great long before the results show it.

Final thoughts

This system of a 12 Week Year with quarterly goals to reach and look up to, it made me change the way I approach my goals, I’m truly motivated to implement these tactics into my life and I’m ready for the improvement it will bring.

I will be sharing the crafting of my vision and my 12-week plan, because I know it might seem overwhelming at first, I had to re-read some chapters to understand the system and how to implement the tactics.

Overall, this is a great book, if you’re willing to reinstall your “operating system” and are open to change and improve your life with a different approach.

Change your life before it sends you a wake up call

 

 

Life can be so easy when you have the right mindset when you do what feels good, and I mean to really have your mind at peace.

Procrastination, laziness, and constantly blaming everyone and everything else for your problems, that doesn’t feel good. Powerlessness is a heavier weight than the size of your real problems.

You’ve probably heard this before, that you are in complete control of your life and you decide where to lead it. I’m here to encourage you to assume control before life hits you in the face because when it does, it hits hard.

My wake up call

It was a regular afternoon, the only difference was that one of my twins was coming out of a flu, I was resting upstairs because I was more tired than usual after a row of sleepless nights.

We heard one of them talking, waiting for his brother to reply, there was no answer, he’s probably still asleep.

They have this thing when one of them wakes up before, he tries to wake the other to play.

But something different happened this time, we heard a gagging sound, not natural, we immediately went running downstairs thinking they could be choking, when I saw my kid my heart stopped: he was having a seizure.

All my previous medical knowledge went off the window, dad grabbed the kid and gave him first aid.

It was a simple febrile seizure, it lasted around 2 minutes, he didn’t have any noticeable symptoms before, his temperature raised too quickly in less than half an hour, and according to me he was healthy, his brother was the one with the flu and I did my best not to have him caught it.

Thankfully it was a random episode. He’s better now, I just have to keep a close eye to the fever.

The guilt

Seeing him like that was the most terrifying experience I had as a mom.

After it was over and he was stable, I was sitting in the hospital waiting room, crying, feeling guilty, because they could’ve had a better immune system if I had given them more fruits and vegetables, and they wouldn’t have caught the flu.

I know I can cook more nutritious food, if I just stop telling myself I’m a terrible cook, I’d have more energy, I could finally get back in shape if I start exercising, now that I have the time.

Ever since I quitted my job I’d been on this toxic hiatus where I didn’t do anything, even though I knew I had the time I wanted to do stuff.

I realized how my voluntary powerlessness was stopping me from living the life I want.

How to take back control of your life?

I was already doing homework to understand how to take back control of my life, but it happens sometimes that we stick to the theory and not really act upon that, even if we are motivated by a book, a speech, a story and truly believe we can do it, we just keep waiting for the right moment.

There’s no right moment, there’s just right now.

Here are the steps I took, and I’m slowly regaining control of my life.

1. Get inspired, read, accept help and guidance

Self-help books are undervalued for many of us, I know that was my case until I really needed help and didn’t want to make such a big deal out of it.

I first looked for motivation to study and stick to good habits and ended up reading a bunch of books that changed my way to see life and my role in this world.

Some of the books that inspired me:

I promise to write a book review and insights from all these books and how they had helped me change my life. If you’ve been thinking about reading any of these, I give you my word they are so worth your time.

They’ve helped me in many different aspects of my life, and I’ve seen unexpected connections between some of them.

If you just read one of these books and start implementing it into your life, you’ll start to see the change. It takes action, to see change.

2. Believe in yourself

There’s nothing crazy about your dreams, when you sincerely listen to your heart the answer to all your problems is in there.

Following your instincts and trusting yourself is an everyday training that will become easier day by day, you’ve got an amazing power inside of you just waiting to emerge.

Connecting with your creative energy is the mindset I was talking about before, I had an eye-opening experience when I was reading The Secret, I have many posts to come around the Law of Attraction and the power lying within all of us.

If you need a little push on this subject, definitely read that book.

3. Stop complaining

Once you’ve taken in the fact that there’s energy surrounding us, and the more you focus on something the more you’ll attract it, it will be easier for you to consciously try and stop the negative thoughts.

You have to realize that you’re hurting yourself with self-doubts, feeling of worthlessness and that toxic self-talk your mind takes on you, complaining about not having enough will set you on the mindset of scarcity and you’ll see it everywhere, and it goes a long way with every complaint you may have.

4. Be grateful for what you have

Instead of focusing your energy on those things you lack, be grateful for the things you do have, it can be as simple as being able to read, break down everything involved in the act of reading right now, and practice this:

  • I’m grateful for my eyes that allow me to see these words.
  • I’m grateful for the education I received that allow me to read.
  • I’m grateful for my hands that are holding my device.
  • I’m grateful for the device I’m using that allows me to connect with the world.

You can try this and go from small to big, there are so many things to be grateful for, and when you start seeing the world through this mindset you’ll find more and more good things appearing in front of you.

4. Make a plan for action

This is probably the most elaborated part of regaining control of your life. You have to decide the route you’ll be taking your life on, why would you want to do it, and how it will improve your future self.

Write down every aspect of the person you want to be and go through your day as that person.

Focus on one aspect of your future self life and make small improvements everyday.

Setting a specific time frame to accomplish determined goals or to acquire a habit will make it easier to follow up through your efforts.

A 12 week period is a good start to see constant changes in your life and make any adjustments necessary to the plan.

Having this in mind I created the “12 Week for a New Me” Habit tracker, a simple design to keep track of up to 6 habits at a time on a weekly basis, there’s a motivational quote or affirmation in every week and a space for you to write your own thoughts. You can get it here, I’d love to hear your feedback!

Have constant reminders of what you are supposed to do, whether they are physical like habit trackers or journals or digital, like a social media account destined to document your journey.

There’s so much more to write about this, but in my next post I’ll be talking about how to create the action plan to take control of your life and start living the life you deserve to have. I hope this first insight was helpful.

Going back to school after having kids, when is it too late or too early?

 

This post is dedicated to the warrior inside of every woman who becomes a mom.

The doubt, the guilt, the fear of not being able to cope with all of it and have your kids affected, I know exactly what you feel, and I’m writing right now the words I wanted to read 18 months ago when I was crying for guidance, I needed someone to tell me how to do it and if it was possible.

This post right here is the whole reason why I started my blog.

Is it possible to go back to school and pursue your academic goals after having kids? Yes, here are the first steps I took, and the answer to the million-dollar question when can you go back?

 

Ignore the negative talk thrown at you

Be aware that this will happen; in 2020 there are still people who believe that once you become a mother you’ll have to devote your entire waking hours to your kids and home. Some will criticize, don’t let anyone make you feel guilty, you’re not selfish for wanting to grow, improve, and learn.

You’re making an act of love, you’re sacrificing precious time you could spend watching your babies grow, to prepare yourself to have better opportunities and give them a better life; this is selfless instead of selfish as they want you to believe.

Nobody knows what are your deepest motivations to do what you want to do right now, they don’t have to know either; and while it may seem obvious that any kind of improvement you make in your life will have a direct effect on your kids, people don’t see the bigger picture, they just see that now you’re taking 2 hours that you could be out in the park with them to study.

It doesn’t matter what people say, in 5 years it will be you, not them, living the life you are cultivating right now. You reap what you sow. It would be a shame that for second-guessing, and listening to others you get stuck in this cycle of being a perfect mom/wife to their eyes, instead of being the best mom you can be for your kids and feeling happy in the process.

Find support in your family and close friends

One word for courage, a couple of hours of babysitting, a mug of hot coffee, or the dinner served when you get home could be everything you need on a particular day to keep going. Keep close to you those people who want to see you succeed, the ones that are happy for your development, and encourage you to reach your goals.

I’ve been so lucky to have my babies’ daddy support me with all his heart and energy, we’re a great team, we share equal responsibilities, and this is the best scenario for us to grow together as a family and as individuals. If you are lucky enough to have your partner support you let them know how to help you, try to improve your family dynamic in order to have a smooth transition into this new phase of your life.

If dad is not available you can always find another family member willing to support you, especially grandmothers they’re a secret weapon for any new mom, they have gone through it all before you, and are most probably willing to help you out when you need them, so don’t hesitate and talk to your mom or mother in law, schedule some hours so they can help you babysit your kids when you’re out for class.

When is it too early?

Is it possible that your babies are too young for you to be out for long periods? It depends on how you deal with the situation. A healthy attachment forms in the first 18 months of life, it will be crucial for your children’s development.

If the attachment figure is not consistent your baby will be affected, this means if you have a new babysitter every couple of months and you stay out for long periods of time it could have a negative impact on their development.

The key is to have a consistent family dynamic for the children, the caregivers are always the same (preferably you and just 1 more person) and your routine is established, the time you spend with them has to be quality time, focus your whole attention on them.

If this is not possible for you, try online classes or wait until your kids are old enough to sign them up on daycare while you’re working or in class.

I can’t go back to school, my baby is still nursing

I think I could make a whole post for this particular topic, but for now, I’ll tell you it is possible. You don’t have to feel stressed about this. I’ve done it, and it’s not hard to pump milk in a clean and private environment even if it’s not at home. Do your research about Lactation spaces on your campus.

If you can’t find any information related, communicate to Human Resources, if there’s a space provided for lactating employees, it could be available for you too. You could also check for a Lactation room near the campus and take a quick break to pump milk between classes, talk to your teachers about your situation in case you could be late for a class.

What to do before you go to class

Set everything up on time, have anything your babysitter/family member could need at sight and ready to use, diapers, milk, water, your phone number in case you have to come back.

And don’t forget to have your outfit and backpack ready! You know how easy it is to forget about our own stuff when we are about to be away from our babies.

Ideally, you should have everything ready and the person who is going to watch your kids at least 30 minutes before you have to go, this way they can get used to seeing this person (in the case is not daddy or a member of your household) and you can have some mommy time with them, talk to them about why you’re leaving and that you’ll come back soon to have fun with them.

Recharge your positive energy with toddlers hugs, this will get you through the class, my biggest motivation to study are my kids, so these moments for me are very important; I have a 60+ minute ride to get to the campus, and some days I ask myself if it is worth it, you’ll have those days, I promise you it will be worth it, just melt in your kids love to remember why are you doing this.

During class

Try to stay focused, trust that they are being taken care of and have your mind completely into the class you’re attending, take notes, record the teacher in case you’ve lost some note-taking skills, and make the best out of these hours.

Find your study group

Is it sharing a classroom with people a decade younger than you daunting? Maybe you’d feel out of date since they already know each other from Facebook groups, Instagram communities, and who knows what else you have missed for changing diapers instead of networking on social media.

Who cares? Don’t let the first day, or week set you up for discomfort, you’ll find your group. You could say I’m an adult, I don’t need to be part of a group to study, I don’t do well in study groups we never really study when we gather anyway, I’m over that, we’re not on High School anymore.

Let me break this to you… at college, you do need groups, maybe you won’t be hanging out together (you probably don’t have time for that) but what if you miss a class? There’ll be someone you can borrow notes from, to tell you about resources the teacher has mentioned, and ultimately, sharing valuable information is what study groups are for, those are the ones you need to be a part of on higher education.

You’re finally home!

Hug them, kiss them, tell them how much you missed them, tell them about your day even if they don’t understand yet, babies love hearing mama’s voice talking about anything. Ask them about their day, how they felt. Let them know that even now that you’ll be out for some hours nothing will change.

Being a working student mom is not easy, but that moment when you come back home makes everything worth it.

Just as you need to have a routine for bedtime, you have to establish a routine for your study sessions while being at home with the kids, here I wrote a full blog post with the insights of what has worked for me to keep my classes up to date.

Also, make sure you start working on your studying schedule, you could download for free this one I created and read on the most effective way to revise and prepare for your exams.

Your kids: your motivation and strength

Do a visualization exercise, how do you see yourself in 5 years? How do you think your life could improve 10 years from now if you keep working on your degree? What image do you want your kids to have of you?

In my case I see myself pursuing specialization, with a well-balanced career and personal life, reaching financial stability, I want to give my kids the best education possible and inculcating in them the value of knowledge.

Once they understand why is studying so important and how lucky we are to have access to every level of education I hope they feel inspired by their mom’s story, have the study habits not as something painful but instead a rewarding action.

When is it too late?

It’s never too late to go back to school. On my first day of class this year, I realized I wasn’t the only mom in the classroom, there were 3 other moms, between the ages of 30 and 50 starting their careers, I was actually the youngest mom (I was 26 at the moment). So, it’s never too late to reinvent yourself, create new habits, learn new things, learn from your failures because it won’t be all a bed of roses, you’ll fail along the way, but you’ll stand up big and tall and keep going.

You are the only person able to decide whether or not you can take the next step now, most probably your kids will follow along with your routine and they’ll adapt, nobody can tell you it’s too early or too late to pursue your dreams and goals, nobody can tell you you won’t be able to fulfill every role you have to take part on your life.

There are no limits for the human mind when it is focused on a goal, take advantage of it. Go back to school mom, do it for you, do it for your kids, it’s never too late.

How to study for an exam when you have no time










That frightening moment when you get a reminder of the date of an exam and it’s only 6 days from now… you start panicking because you’ve only studied the first 3 lessons! I really hope you don’t have to go through this, but if you do…

 

What to do? Well, I’ve been there, I’m not going to lie, here’s a piece of advice to get the best possible results with the little time you have, use your time wisely and promise yourself to use a study schedule next time to have your mind at ease the last week before the exam.


Stay in your comfort zone 

What a weird advice, nowadays the trend for everything is stepping out of your comfort zone, right? But this is an emergency! Fight or flight! And we’re fighting here, the best way to do this is doing what has worked before for you. Are you a night owl? Don’t try to become a morning person for the sake of an effective study routine, not at the last minute, it won’t work.

 

If you need to stay up late to get through the most information possible and you work best at night then do it.

 

Be smart when choosing your learning resources

If you’re struggling to understand a single paragraph of a textbook, and you go over and over it, more than 4 times, skip it, if you find it hard to get the whole concept of a page or a chapter consider finding an easier, more digested source of information; is there a reliable Youtube channel you know about where you can find this topic shortly and with a simpler explanation? Go and look for it.

 

Don’t waste time trying to understand something complicated when someone else has already made a simple explanation, you’ll get frustrated by digging into the textbook’s words, I’m not saying you should do this for every exam, just right now you have to use your time and energy the smartest way to get the most of your study.

 

Do you have friends years ahead that could help you out? Reach out to them, ask them what to focus on, how did they study, borrow their notes, this is a shortcut you shouldn’t always rely on, making your own notes and getting the information from recommended textbooks will give you better results, but, just for this one time, we need to use everything on hand to make it through the exam.

 

Don’t break the flow

Once you’re in the mood and started to study, you’re losing track of time, don’t stop unless it’s necessary or your body is asking you to do so. Turn off distractions… put that phone away… in another room… of another house… locked in a safe cage… and lose the freaking key! Sorry, I panicked a little here, but you get the point.

 

Try to avoid distractions as much as possible, don’t stop unless you’re tired, or your brain needs a break. If you are used to studying in short breaks then stick to 4 but instead of watching a YouTube video on your 5-minute break do some physical activity, get that blood pumping to stay alert, and be able to continue studying. 

 

Scrolling through social media, or a quick tv break is a no-no in this situation, this will take your mind away from the study mood, too many distractions will make it harder to get in the flow again after your short break.

 

Reward yourself

Cramming isn’t fun guys… You’re doing a really hard work, you managed a 6 hours study session and still, your nerves are wrecking! Stressing over the exam and feeling guilty you didn’t study before, it’s okay, I’ve been there.

 

Only after you’ve accomplished a decent amount of study. Now you can take your phone… finally! If that is a reward for you; if you were actually craving going for a run to free your thoughts a little bit that’s up to you. Reward yourself with whatever makes you happy.

 

Try to have a nice rest the night before

Time’s up, you made the best you could with the time you had. Now we don’t want a fatigued brain, that won’t get you anywhere even if you understood everything you managed to study.

 

Take a warm shower, get a nice meal (not too heavy), and go to bed on time, you’re probably very tired for overworking anyways, so hopefully, after you relax you’ll be able to sleep all night. Don’t forget to turn on the alarm!

 

During the exam

The moment of freaking out is over, now you have to be as confident as possible with the information you managed to digest. Skip through the questions and answer the ones you already know, if you’ve got any essay questions included write on the side the crucial words that come to your mind and expand on those later.

 

Focus on the questions of the topics you managed to study. Don’t waste time trying to guess over a question you might have read somewhere. Instead, try to make sure you got right the ones you understand. 

 

After the exam

We both know that cramming wasn’t the best learning experience you had. So, take responsibility and go through the topics again, with the exam questions still fresh in your head, write down as many as you can remember, and reinforce the topics that need reinforcement. 

 

Study the topics you didn’t get the chance to even read, and being honest if you failed that exam this reinforcement could be helpful if you need to repeat it, or to get a higher grade on the finals and step up from this little slip.

 

Break the vicious cycle

Cramming is exhausting, stressful, and painful, nobody wants to deal with this situation on every exam of the career. Besides, is like playing Russian roulette with your grades, you might pass 1 or 2 exams, but you won’t always be lucky, someday the lessons you didn’t get to study could be most of the exam’s questions and you’d fail.

 

Commit yourself to study on time for the next exam, you deserve better than average grades. If you’re a serial procrastinator try starting even before the semester begins. What do I mean by this? If there are no exams to study? I mean start building the habit of studying every day, even if it’s only 30 minutes, pick a topic of a subject you love and read about it, make notes, every day.

 

If you’re not familiar with creating long term habits you could find the book Atomic Habits really helpful, here I go over 15 great advice from it to help you build any habit you’d like to conquer.