Stephanie is a weekly NINJA CPA Blogger.
It was a pretty slow and non-eventful week for me. I again did a decent job sticking to my study plan. I wasnt able to stay after work to study yet this week as I planned.
My husband is having a busy and hectic week at work and that means he is staying late and I have to leave to be home to get my son by 5pm. But things will slow down for him after this week and I should be able to start staying after a few days a week starting next week.
I have been struggling with whether or not to bring my study materials on vacation with me. I leave for vacation on April 28th and return on May 5th. Part of me feels like it will be a waste of space to bring it because I probably wont touch it. However, the vacation is to visit my Dad and Grandma in Florida, so I know I will have some downtime.
Maybe I will get the REG NINJA Audio and try to listen to that when I can? I just know it will be so easy to not do any studying at all, but I feel like I should try and do something.
I want to try and take Jeffs advice at listening to them during my commute to and from work each day. I spend about an hour and a half each day driving to and from work and I always wish I could be using that time to study. So, maybe this will be a way to do that.
I also have been starting to try and get past a big study hurdle of mine. I always feel like if I cant sit down and get in the exact amount of time I want to study, or if I cant study just how I want to, it wont be worth it so I just dont. I think its a way for my mind to justify procrastinating. I tell myself that if the situation isnt perfect that there is no use.
I need to get away from that as it has been a big problem for me in the past. For example, I ideally want to be able to sit down on a Saturday or Sunday and just crank out the amount of study time I need in one sitting. But if my day is broken up by other commitments and I would instead need to do an hour here and an hour there, I find I end up just doing nothing.
Going forward I am trying not to do this to myself. I think recognizing it is half the battle. Wish me luck!
While on vacation I would atleast review the topics you're already comfortable with so that it stays fresh. I've found that going to other people's houses or to a hotel clears my head and helps me study better....seems strange I know :-)