Hark the Heralds Angels cry...
"I need help!"
Last week I received a message that went something like this...
I have 12 months to study all 9 subjects.... and I have to get my slot at first (life demands it) and it's for a very very very hard university. It's the best aviation university in the country. I want SO much my slot that I get anxious.
Because I haven't been to school for a year, I’ve lost my concentration, focus and attention - I have the "I don't have time" syndrome. I get anxious thinking I won't have time to revise it and only makes things worse.
I am a synesthesic student. I need movement, colors and a specific lighting so I can learn. Sometimes remembering a specific tune beat and associating with a successful complex calculation formula will boost my attention. The thing is... Synesthesia is the hardest way to learn in my case. Because I am very peculiar and I cannot change this.
Seriously... don't worry!
Three things that impeded success are the evil twins worry and fear, and their cousin doubt.
We only have so many brain cells and when our mind is needed to focus in order to learn something, you cannot have it playing with doubt, fear or worry.
Think of your brain as having 100% capacity to achieve anything. We'll pretend you have 100 brain cells. If you are studying and worry about something, you've just given 50 of your brain cells away to worry, losing 50% capacity. Worry never works alone.
Fear gets involved because while you worry you fear what will happen if you fail and don't get into school. Fear will take another 25 of your brain cells. Then you begin to doubt your ability, and you use another 25. You have lost your capacity to learn.
How many brain cells do you have remaining for retention and study? None.
Did you know stress and anxiety physically impedes learning by Killing Brain cells?
The point is...if you use even one brain cell to worry about something that might not happen...you are headed down a path to manifest that destiny.
How do you not worry? Don't do it! If your mind drifts simply tell yourself, "I choose not to think of that now, I'm too busy."
Movement for learning? I am the same way! I have taught myself to balance on the elliptical trainer, hands free, so I can read. I put music in my ears and read while in motion. I often have noise in the background in my office, as it helps force me to focus. In silence my mind wanders. I need bright lights. (This part has to do with age)
The point is...do what you need to do for you. But motion with music is an excellent way to retrain data.
Here's The Deal....
No excuses. Have discipline and do it! You can do anything for 12 months. Keep focused, and there is nothing you can't do!
Enjoy the Journey!