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By st10, history, 4 weeks ago, In English

Often I become too much busy with my academic study. But competitive programming has become a addiction for me. Even though I have class tests upcoming I cannot motivate myself to take a break from CP and start academic study. Often I give those contests that are held the night before my exam. As a result I cannot give my 100% attention on both CP and academic study.Can you guys give me some suggestions?

 
 
 
 
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Do competitive programming. Watch William Lin's video on why school sucks.

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    Definitely I can't leave it cause I love it. But sometimes skipping it just for 1 or 2 days can make your academic result glorious.I just want to know how pro coders manage their time for other things.

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Cure your addiction with more CP

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You can't.

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Same with me , due to this i can't perform upto my full potential in college GPA.

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Same I am unable to focus on my project. Although I am not growing into CP, I still like it.

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You simply cant but there might be a way...

The more Accepted you see the more dopamine/rewarding center of your brain is simulated, the more you feel like doing CP and become more and more addicted to it just like any other drug.

Question you should ask yourself..does academics pump more dopamine then CP? For any sane person the answer is obviously NO. You could still give it a try though.

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    The Green word "Accepted" gives me so much pleasure that I can wait for it for a whole night.

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do cp at night, rush thru academia during the day (if you don't like it)

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    Currently I am doing exactly the same thing you describe.

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Our academic system sucks . thats why we like to concentrate on cp or other coding stuff

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Simple, Attempt a lot of geometry questions.

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    Thanks for your advice. I will definitely try more of them.

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I am in a similar situation for a while now, this is my solution:

  • Try to mind solve problems (personally I pick very hard problems)

  • Reduce coding time (only code x problem per week) and code the rest of them when you are actually free

  • Do VCs instead of actual contest so you can maintain your sleep schedule

  • Always remind that academic study is more important

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    Thank you.I will try to follow.

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Meanwhile, me reading the suggestions to avoid doing those things

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    I actually meant that how to keep both academic and cp on same progress rate...As I love cp, I cannot keep myself away from it .

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      I, on the other hand, am getting too caught up in other things... :P

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        Hope you will definitely overcome those things.

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bro which class you are in?

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Do it so much that you will burn out.