8/14/2016 02:38:00 pm

August goals + update

Hey all! I know I haven't been active in the blogging community these few months, and it's all because of studying (and some other stuff, including procrastination, but that's not the point).

July has been slightly stressful. O levels papers are in 70 something days, English Oral examinations on 29 August and Science Practical exams are scheduled on the 13th September. And I'm not prepared yet.

Let's, however, go through the goals I have set for July:

1. Complete 100 hours of studying, which are tracked using this printable I designed can be found here. Currently at around 23ish hour.

Yes! I did manage to finish 100 hours by 31 July.

2. Read at least 2 physical paperback (or hardcover) books, one being Discussions of Youth which was actually my to-read books for Feb 2015 which you can see here.

Well, not really. You see, after I moved house, I couldn't find that book Discussions of Youth. I did finish two paperback books. I'm currently on Humanism and the Art of Medicine by Dr. Daisaku Ikeda, being interested in the prospect of medical school after my high school (equivalent) studies.

Also I currently have in my book bag Front Lines by Michael Grant, which I am very excited to get my hands on after searching it high and low in different library branches.

3. Maximise of pockets of time by bringing along loose worksheets and exam questions to attempt instead of using the phone when I go out (e.g. while waiting for food to come at the coffee shop).
Yes! I have done so many past year exam papers for English and other assignments and fully utilised my spare time (unless I'm in a Wattpad mood).

August goals:
1. Try to finish 100 hours before the end of August

2. Sleep at least 7.5h (ideally 9 hours) daily [I'm experimenting with the 1.5h sleep cycles, hence these numbers]

3. Try to finish academic targets set by self (not including it here because it's a bit irrelevant and perhaps a bit of a bore to you)

4. Finish a faith book

If you would like to see more of what I have been up to, you can always check out my studyblr where I will be updating more frequently than here.

What are your goals and targets for August?


  1. 100 hours?? I wish I could study like that. Great job!!


    1. Thanks! You never know until you actually try (100 hours was a 'I don't know if that's possible in a month but let's see how close I get to my target'). You can set a smaller, more reachable target (80 or 50 hours), as long as it's something to work towards and increase your productivity with! All the best!

  2. Good idea on reading up on medical books! I also recommend reading "Every Patient Tells A Story". It'll help you find out what it's like being in a medical field and help you make the final decision of "yes I want to be a doctor"

    1. Thanks for the recommensation! I will definitely check it out :)
      [That book will probably help since my decision of the medicine path is still 65% sure]

  3. Oh wow, this list looks so exciting! Wishing you all the best in August. :)


    1. Thanks Ash :) Have a great month too!

  4. Sounds like you've got a lot going on! I'm American, so I can't say I totally understand your struggles, but I wish you best of luck. Don't forget to take care of yourself.

    Ella ★ Simply Scribbles

  5. Good luck on your goals, that is really awesome! Also, I love that reasons to smile idea. It is amazing. :D Wonderful blog! :)

    1. Hey Ella! Thanks for dropping by. (Being from different parts of the world doesn't mean we are that different, we are all, afterall, humans and students xD) Anyway, thank you!


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