Anyone else do this?

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  • #166089
    Anonymous
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    Logon to Wiley test bank… work 5 questions… check this website… work 3 questions… check e-mail… work 4 questions… check Facebook… work 2 questions… check Twitter… repeat

    I have got to stay focused!!

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  • #323170
    OnMyWayToCPA
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    LOL !

    For me it's more like

    Logon to work computer… work for 5 minutes… check this website… work 3 minutes… check this website… work 4 minutes… check this website… work 2 minutes… check this website… repeat 🙂

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    #323171
    Anonymous
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    @onmywaytocpa – totally agree!! haha

    #323172
    OnMyWayToCPA
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    =^_^=

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    A - 77 PASSED (1/2 there!)
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    R - 83 PASSED (DONE!!!!!!)
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    #323173
    Peanut
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    That's EXACTLY what I used to do!! Until I started doing the pomodoro technique. Now I'm not tempted because I know after 25 short minutes I have 5 minutes to creep on A71 lol

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    #323174
    Anonymous
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    haha this is why I go to the library and sit at a table. That way I can read the notes, do the questions and take a break after an hour of questions. I'll just use the student computers.

    #323175
    Anonymous
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    @ Peanut – what is the pomodoro technique? Never heard of it, but sounds like I need to!

    #323176
    RedStorm45
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    This is why I deleted my facebook account.

    Starting all over.

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    #323177
    katiekanton
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    I'm with Peanut. Pomodoro technique is a GAME CHANGER. I'm eternally grateful to whomever mentioned it. I will use it the rest of my life.

    You can download the PDF for free here

    https://www.pomodorotechnique.com/book.html

    Do yourself a favor and actually read it ALL. It doesn't take long.

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    #323178
    Anonymous
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    There is also a droid app called pomodoro technique that lets you set the timer and the alarm goes off at the 25 and 5 minute marks. Very handy. You can adjust the time settings on it as well if you feel you need to have longer sessions or longer breaks

    #323179
    katiekanton
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    There's also one for your desktop. I use both. They say the ticking actually helps you focus, ala' Pavlov.

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    #323180
    Peanut
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    What?? The ticking is supposed to work? I have the Ipad app but I can't stand the ticking. I'm way to crazy, I start to count the tickets. I'm out of control. By the way I've never read that PDF, LOL. I just use the 25 5

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    #323181
    katiekanton
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    Peanut:

    I know! It took me a while too. Only for me, it was a metronome. I'd get a song stuck in my head in time to the ticks. I stuck with it though.

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    #323182
    Peanut
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    Alright then, whipping out my Ipad and trying it with the “ticking.” I'll also read the PDF on my 5 minutes.

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    #323183
    katiekanton
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    For the record, I don't know if the ticking ACTUALLY helps or if they just say it does.

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    #323184
    KasiaS
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    YAY Pomodoro! I'm starting to think that this will be bigger than the red panty revolution.

    That said, the pomodoro technique has been in my back pocket for about 2 years and it was most definitely instrumental in my passing the CPA and I use it as work all the time (I have a highly task-based job). The first few pomodoros are a little tough but you quickly realize just how distracted your mind can be. This does wonders for forcing you to devote 100% of your attention to only one task and the 5 minutes afterward are almost like a reward.

    @katiekanton, I never knew the ticking actually helps! I've always just set a timer on my cell and let the alarm go off when time was up. I'll have to try the app.

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