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When I learned how to exercise hard, to do planks that made my face curl up involuntarily as I made it to the full time... suddenly I could study. It was taking the determination I'd learned watching those YouTube body-workout videos and applying it to my intellectual passions. They say everything you want is on the other side of consistency, but you need gritty determination too. You need to hang in there when it starts to hurt. But then, just the same as exercise, you need to take a break... a proper one to let that brain rest. Fun and play are essential to studying, never underrate them.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, December 12, 2019.
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Azura massaged her throbbing temples as she glanced at another flash card. The words seemed to blur together. Durxan, claiming she needed to catch up, was giving her, no one else, a large exam. Azura blinked rapidly and pressed her forehead onto the card, as if that could imprint it in her memory. She groaned and glanced at her Chrono. 0415. She leaned back in her chair and glanced at the ceiling before forcing her gaze back down to the table. She stifled a yawn and rubbed her bleary eyes. Her thoughts became groggy and incoherent. She pushed the chair back and strode out of the library.

By Liz Newsom, May 30, 2014.