I’ve noticed that if I tell myself ‘I will finish studying this material as quickly as I can’, I suddenly lose all the fun, the studying itself suddenly becomes a chore, and I get bored. Sometimes I didn’t even rush myself consciously. But I did notice my feeling, I noticed that I started hating doing whatever I was doing.
So now whenever I feel something is wrong and I don’t enjoy what I’m doing, I remind myself to slow down and focus on just one thing. If I’m reading a book, I’ll focus on just one sentence and stop thinking about how long it will take to finish the whole chapter. If I’m watching a YouTube video, I’ll focus on that one word or grammar that is being explained on the screen and stop thinking about how much longer I will have to watch it.
I will not rush. I will enjoy the moment. I will enjoy the “now”. ###