I’m taking Barbara Oakley’s “Learning How To Learn” class free via Coursera and it’s
tremendous. Has really helped manage my long, strange days and be
productive about practice. I like how she addresses procrastination and reframing. The Pomodoro Technique has been a game changer for me. The youtube vid summarizes the course material. Enjoy!
comment>>My summary of some highlights would be:
Exercise, even simple brisk walking, can enhance the neural
connections & help build new neurons, similar to the effect of
learning new things itself & supportive to it.
Distraction makes it hard for short-term memory to interact with
long-term memory (saving in it & retrieving from it).
Spaced regular repetitions of studied materials (without leaving big
time gaps in between) help to homogenize & consolidate the material in
People who think that they are slow thinkers can be actually
experiencing the very common “imposter syndrome”. Also, slow thinking
can be actually a more of “analytical thinking” that can observe &
detect important things that other “rushing” minds cannot detect.
“Following your passion” can be a tricky concept, as people have
passion towards topics they are relatively “good” at, & some topics
take much more time to be good at than others. So, instead of
following your passion, first “broaden” your passion…