Start Early. Start Smart.

 

“Start few minutes early this hour, few hours early this day and few days early this month

and before you know it, you will have enough time to do it well”.

- Dr. Nishanth B Singh, Founder, EduLanche.com


By starting early, we do not want you to start years or many months in advance. We are talking about that ‘little extra’. 

Here are a few tips for a great start. If you have alredy begun, you can check if you have covered most of the tips below.


Choose your hero

When entering the war zone with no clue whatsoever, having someone to a guide you is a boon. Connect with people who understand you and will be there when you need them.


Collect the study materials early

Talking to your seniors, reading interviews with toppers and book reviews on online stores can help you filter the music from the noise. And being a student friendly seller of testprep books & courses, we can share some secrets with you,

i. If you are preparing for the second time, do not get all worried and giddy about the new edition that is out. Books like Master Update by Zakir Hussain Sheikh and Pharma updates by Ranjan Kumar Patel can help you cover the latest developments

ii. Do keep an eye for new books. Some new books are better than the popular ones. For instance, you may like Biochemistry Wave, Concepts in Pathology, Review of Physiology etc if you check them out. If you follow the herd, you wouldn’t get further than the herd.

 

Plan your diet and exercise

What you feed your body is as important as what you feed the brain. Healthy and easily digestible food has an effect on triggering positivity and helping you stay in the state of flow for longer. That being said, you can cheat the diet plan occasionally and not feel bad about it.

Hitting the gym may not be possible for most of us. But you easily compensate with few minutes of walking, taking the stairs, doing the neck, upper limb and lower limb stretches twice or thrice a day. Take care of your body and stay healthy during the course of your preparation.


Give time for games and reading

This is more important in the initial days, when you are just learning to dance. Games and reading great books will keep your mind sharp and optimistic as you gear yourself up for the challenge ahead of you. 


Keep in touch with your dear and near

Some people just completely fall off from the grid. Though it is good not to get distracted it is also not good to get isolated. Talk to your friends and immediate family. Go out for a coffee. Catch a movie after you complete a month of serious preparation. It could make you happy, rejuvenated and do wonders to your brain.


Plan your lessons, not your time

Your plans should not be “i will study till 2 pm" it should be "i will study 2 lessons" and the difference is actually phenomenal.


Reward yourself

Finished that long chapter, give your brain a break to enjoy the milestone.


Make a plan with actionable milestones

Actionable milestones or goals are super important because they work. "I only have 8 months to learn 19 subjects!!!" vs "I will cover Anatomy in the first 2 weeks, revise for 2 days and then start the next :-) ". Feel the difference?


Have a plan B

Unpredictable things like bad weather, family emergency or health problems may hinder your study session. Always have a plan B in your mind, if not on paper. Switch to Plan B if you have to, and do it with confidence. Eg. "If time doesn't permit, these are the stuff I will skip :-)". 

 

An early start allows you to enjoy learning without being bugged by time. A smart start puts you on the path to success right from day one. So, what are you waiting for?

 

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Good luck!

Did we miss out on anything important regarding getting started? Please post your thoughts in the comments.

practical thoughts...thanks

practical thoughts...thanks for sharing edulanche