Right now I’m preparing for CFA Level 1 Dec 2018, and whenever I start studying after 40-60 mins I start having head tension and stress. I tried to split study hours, but anyway when I go back to studying I start feeling stress, anxiety and becoming vegetable.
With such a problem I can’t follow my schedule. Is there any suggestions how to maintain health and overcome this issue. Is there any exercises or sports? I’m thinking about taking yoga classes as I’ve heard it helps mentally restore your body. Another option is doing cardio-kickboxing as it once helped me with depression, however right now I feel more stress and tension rather than depression and desparation.
For me the opposite. When I’m depressive because all bullshits that are happening around me, I just start studying and therefore start feel serenity and tranquility. But SBAP method mentioned above is also o good tip.
You need to make studying a habit. When you first start going an hour feels like torture, but after a few weeks an hour feels like nothing. Your mind will get use to reading for 3-5 hours after work and 6-10 hours on the weekend. You really need to read even when you don’t feel like it and this is especially true in the beginning.
I also second the SBAP approach. When people review/do tests during the final months they study for 12+ hours a day. If you can’t concentrate for half an hour or an hour, maybe this exam is not an appropriate match.