Back in my PMR days, I used to spend my whole afternoon just playing PC games till I neglect my studies.
But luckily I found a cheat code. A cheat code for my life.
After school, I would sit in front of my PC after lunch and play games till late evening. I kept reminding myself that I’ll play for an hour and start studying at 2pm. But when it reaches 2pm, I told myself again that I’ll start studying at 3pm. When 4 o’clock strikes, I then tell myself that it’s getting a bit late. An hour of study won’t get me far. So I’ll continue playing till 5pm and this is when all my friends would come over to my place and play basketball, including my father!
The next day. Things did not change. Discipline was something that I’m highly lack of. PMR inches closer. I need to figure out a way to whip myself in shape.
The Cheat Code
Now, next to my PC is that faithful clock that fails to govern my study time. I shall use my cheat code on this clock. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start. I adjusted my clock 2 hours ahead of time. When the clock strikes 2pm, I would then see it as 4pm. Did this help? Yes, because every time when I’m still sitting in that chair playing PC game at 2pm, it would show as 4pm and this had a psychological effect on me. I would look at myself thinking that it’s 4pm and my whole day will be gone again if I don’t leave that chair soon.
Thanks to the cheat code. It greatly helped me discipline myself into studying. I don’t remember my PMR results but it was all A’s and B’s and no C’s.