Understand the power of 6 to 6.
Wake up energetically at 6 a.m. with determination that you have to be focused till the next 12 hours i.e. 6 p.m.
You have 12 hours. Keep aside 2-2.5 hours for coaching & around 2 hours for other activities.
You would be left with around 7 hours.
Be very focused & energetic in this time period.
7 hours: Each Day follow this schedule
2 hours= Geo/Economics
2 hours= History
2 hours = Polity
1 hour= Newspaper
Here, 2 hours is equivalent to approx. 100 minutes. So, it includes 10 minutes break & 10 minutes for recalling what you have just read.
– Do not try to project your future (or UPSC results). It will be decided on the day of examination. So, just focus on preparing well.
-For 1st 6 months focus on static portion. “Sab Ratt Dalo”. In next left 6 months give time to:
* Optional (2-3 hours each day)
*For non-static (use internet to surf what’s in news)
The plan above MUST work because if you don’t know properly the static part you won’t be able to connect it with the current or the changes being made by Govt. or taking place in & around the India.
Hope it works!!
The basic idea is that in most cases we waste our whole day & try to put more weight on night studies~ “Raat main cover kar lenge” but that never happens. So, focus on 6 to 6.
If you wake up before 6 a.m. that’s awesome. If you don’t then also its great. And it is fantastic if you can give 1-2 hours after 6 p.m.
Consider studying beyond 6 to 6 as “DOING MORE”. That will always bring a good sleep.
The gist of the above strategy is to FOCUS. It is derived from the quote of Marcus Aurelious:-
“Concentrate every minute like a Roman— like a man— on doing what’s in front of you with precise and genuine seriousness, tenderly, willingly, with justice. And on freeing yourself from all other distractions”.
So, let your 6 to 6 be DISTRACTION FREE.
After that you can pursue your hobby, watch T.V., talk to a friend or can sleep. It is all up to you.
With Great Love,
Er. Amit Yadav
Life is easy..!