Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Pomodoro and Pachelbel

So I spent a fair bit of time studying tonight - my first serious stint at studying for the steps. But more than making an amazing amount of headway into the syllabus, my goal was to start getting the feel of studying. I ended up using some of the study techniques that have stood me in good stead over the past few years - Pomodoro and classical music.

I cranked out the much neglected Pomodoro app, which is basically a ticking timer, that allows me to study in sections of 25 minutes each. I study for 25 minutes, then take a short 5 minute break. Now I have set up to app so that it plays Pachelbel's Canon in D when it is break time. This is one of my more favorite musical pieces, and always helps me to relax.

I went through about an hour's worth of lecture notes and started getting the feel of the First Aid. More on what I did later when I am not half brain dead with sleepiness. Things are going to get tougher in the days to come. I feel that initial tingling of excitement and fear as one is about to embark on a journey of a lifetime. Thankfully tomorrow is not a heavy work day so I can turn up at the lab a little late, so I can sleep in for a bit.

Just to share the Pachelbel love, check this out:


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