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Carter Elias
Jan 12
Staying Focused
Hey guys, I've been on SoundGym for a while but I always seem to break my routine and stop doing my daily workouts, does anyone have any tips for staying motivated and focused. I see people with such high scores and I'd like to be there too eventually! Any advice would be great!
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Great question. I always end up losing my habit when I try to do too much in a single session - and my SPI is probably lower than if I'd just been consistent for a shorter amount of time each day. Also, would recommend taking at least 2 days off per week.
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Yohai Zilber
Jan 13
Try habit bunching. The concept is simple: add a new behavior to your daily schedule by “stacking it” on top of an existing habit.
For example, Do your daily Ear Training with your cup of coffee in the morning.
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I write down my spi everyday on a piece of paper. That way every day I see the "+" and progress I am making.
+ I put on a timer to avoid skiping some exercice as wall as getting down the rabbit hole of staying 30min on one single exercise.
I don't actually enjoy soungym to be honest (even if it is a great site don't get me wrong!). I do enjoy the benefit and the progress I made !
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Shyam Chandak
Jan 13
Haha now you know what, it's funny today it's my first workout after months. I've just been that busy and caught up with other things I didn't have the time to do any of this. But today I'm reminding myself how important this is for me and if I want to get better at this I must do this everyday. That's my motivation, progressive overload. And the only way to do that is show up everyday no matter what. You can't cram it all in, you must do it every single day. Looking at how pros become pros they do it by spending every single second of their day on their art/field and that's why they have such a deep understanding. Now I know I'm not going to spend every second practicing audio engineering (not my field) but I understand how critically important this is for me and this is why I choose to show up everyday.
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Tracy Lotus
Jan 16
great tips guys. & you're not the only one going through it bra trust me😭
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URLUVURLU
Jan 16
It is important to create good habits for yourself. And SoundGym could be one of them. Try to estimate how much time per day you are willing to spend on it, and at what time of the day you have this free window.

For example, I spend about one hour a day, early in the morning, right after waking up and having a cup of coffee. I also use the online timer https://onlinetimer.ru. Let's say 8 minutes for each exercise. This helps to move forward without getting stuck on one exercise.
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Virgile Beats
Jan 16
Personally I use habitica, which is a gamified to do list (like soundgym is to ear training).
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Reno Gabriel
Jan 16
I always do my workouts right when I get back from work as soon as I start my computer. works for me.
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I try to do mine in the mornings, and I will keep it at 3 tries if I can't pass the level on the first tries. I would not linger more than 3 tries to avoid getting stuck and frustrated, and so far is moving forward better than before.
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Marcel Kuchen
Jan 16
For me it works now when i don't care about my spi, when i don't compare myself to others and when i don't care how much games i play a day (it can be just one sometimes). It helps me to know and realise that it helps me in my (daily) work, or at things i love to do like mixing or working with music. But its crucial to do it regularly.
Aswell sometimes i do not read any comments / community stuff, because i can get lost in this an loose a lot of time - and this is what keeps me away from soundgym after a while.
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I use Habitica to track daily habits.
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Michelle P
Jan 17
I'm of the same mind as Marcel. Any time I spend here does improve my hearing abilities. I'm not really active on community stuff/competitive games; I just do my workouts and move on to other things. It does help to have a time of day when you tend to get on, from my experience. For me that usually later in the evening.