Long Hours Study

How can I make it a habit to study 18 hours a day?

To study for 18 Hours it is very important to maintain your Energy, Concentration, Motivation, and Interest without losing your efficiency and productivity. This may be very helpful to you, I have followed this and it positively worked for me.

[1] Learning Skills: Learn and improve your learning skills like Memory, Concentration, Speed etc. You can find this post very useful: "How to Learn Faster."

[2] Emotional Balance: For 15 hours’ study control your emotions very well, don’t feel depressed, worried, tension....it will drain energy. So emotional and thought balance is very important.

[3] Body & Mind Relax: every hour gives 1-2 min mental relax with deep breath/body parts concentration/Dhyan Mudra, walk for some time in a room, stretch your body, use water, it gives energy and coolness.

[4] Save Body energy as you can: Sit in very comfortable position. If you don't feel sleepy in bed, then sometimes you may read with lay down in bed.

[4] Highest Energy Level in Morning: Start the day with Tough or Interesting or Important Subjects including Revision

[5] Lowest Energy Level: During 3-6pm many feel very low energy, concentration or interest so in this period include very Easy/ Interesting/ Revision

[6] Fuel Energy: when you need to use Fruits/dry fruits/ Nuts/Juice/Milk etc.

See in detail at the end of the answer

VITAMIN C: Improved Mood, Increased Intelligence, Neurotransmitter Production [Brain Vitamins: Essential Vitamins for a Healthy Brain]


[7] Short Recall: every hour invests 2-3 min for quick Recall or short Revision

[8] Use flexible schedule like 13 hours, 14 hours, 15 hours then again 13, 14, 15 and so on. This increase your continuity in studying for long hours.

Study Schedule, for example, CLAT may be like this: *Starting time may depend on your comfort. And don’t try to change now.

4*-6 a.m.- Maths (including 2short recall/ revision for 5-10 min)

6-7 a.m. any tough point to understand or remember [At start this time devoted to A]

7-7.45- Daily routine work+Breakfast (with mental recall and visualization)

7.45-9.45 Reasoning

(including 2 short recall/ revision for 5-10 min+ Body Relax)

9.47-10.45 English (including 1 short recall/ revision for 5 min+ Body Relax)

10.47-11.45 Legal Aptitude (including 1 short recall/ revision for 5 min)

11.47-12.00 have anything to eat that can give you energy (with mental relax)

12.00- 1.00 Legal Aptitude

(including 1 short recall/ revision for 5 min+ Body Relax)

1.02-2.00 English (including 1 short recall/ revision for 5-10 min)

2.00- 2.20 Lunch (with mental recall and visualization)

2.20-3.20* Maths

(including 2 short recall/ revision for 5-10 min+ Body Relax)

3.20-4.20* Reasoning

(including 2 short recall/ revision for 5-10 min+ Body Relax) OR

Revision with walking in room (day by day it increases in different part of the day)

4.20 10 min for brain relaxation and mind game

4.30-5.30 GK (including 1short recall/ revision for 5 min)

5.30 Anything to eat

5.40-7.00 GK (including 2short recall/ revision for 5-10 min+ + Body Relax)

7.05-8.05 Legal Aptitude

(including 1 short recall/ revision for 5 min+ Body Relax)

8.05- 8.50 English (including 1 short recall/ revision for 5 min)

8.50- 9.20 Dinner

8.50-9.00 walk

9.00-11.00 Revision or any subject that demands more time

(including 2 short recall/ revision for 5-10 min+ + Body Relax)

Study Schedule

Energy and Activeness


1. Study schedule:

(a) You can choose late night study or early rise in the morning whatever suits you. You should not force yourself to follow any particular pattern.

(a.1) Read Silently or aloud Keep Changing if other not work.

(b) Priorities Study: Start your study on every day with a very important chapter. Anything you want to understand very difficult points or want to remember very important chapter.Early morning time is best for Maths or Science.

(c) after 2-3 hours morning study you can complete your 'daily routine work’.

(d) Flexible: Be very flexible, observe your mind. If any time you feel uninterested or uneasiness with subject, then CHANGE the subject. Do not force yourself otherwise this feeling may increase and your energy may go down and the whole day may ruin.

(e) During study never stuck on any question or point for long time. If you will do, then it may drain your energy, your mind will start stressing. Once your mind’s waves are disturbed it may hamper your all day's study. Instead mark this point to take next day in morning schedule.

(f) Brain Game: Now you may feel little bit uncomfortable. After 10-12 hours of study. Give your mind and body rest. Play 5-6 min any simple Brain Game not more than this. It will do muscle exercise of your Brain. It will help in relaxing your mind and generate concentrate again.

(g) your last schedule of the day should be finished with Revision.

2. Energy and Activeness:

(a). To maintain energy level and activeness in body and mind for whole day and without losing your efficiency and productivity; you should take proper nutritional and protein diet. Milk, soybean, cereals, dry fruits, vegetables, fruits. Take break for each hour of study and productively utilize to Relax, Recall, Retain and Re-energize

(b) To keep energy level take interest in study, enjoy your study, use creativity and mnemonics and don't take burden of study.

(c) Smartly schedule your study

(d) Don't eat too much at one go instead consume all your proper diet in 6-7 meals.

(e) Take healthy and nutritious breakfast: like milk, nuts, fruits, sprouted

(f) If you need take light meal or fruits or milk as per body your requirement.

3. Sleep: first you have to curtail your sleep in such a way that it increases your efficiency as well. Sleep very comfortable so that next morning you will feel fresh and energetic. You will be able to concentrate on your study.

soilen.org's answer to How do I give up sleep for 2 months for exams?

4,5 and 6 hours sleeping Cycle: I used to sleep one night for 4 hours, next night 5 hours and then 6 hours then again starting with 4 hours.

Eating habits: Avoid oily foods, junk food, fast foods, and other eatables with zero nutritional value like cold drink chips chocolate ice cream.......

In this way, we take more calories than what we need.

To digest all these food, we need more energy (yes food give energy and also consume energy.)

In digestion process, oxygen is required. And our mind also needs proper supply of oxygen. (Oxygen in blood circulation and not environmental oxygen)

So when we consume a lot of calories oxygen supply to mind become weak and we start feeling sleepy.

Vitamin C Nutritional Information

Fruit Sources:

Black Currants *Breadfruit *Grapefruit *Guava *Kiwi *Lychee *Mango *Mulberries*Orange *Papaya *Passion Fruit *Pineapple *Strawberries

Vegetable Sources:

Amaranth Leaves *Bok Choy *Broccoli *Brussels Sprouts *Butternut Squash Green Pepper *Kale *Swiss Chard

Nut/Grain Sources:


Protein Sources: Goat Milk *Soy Beans *Low fatYogurt

Vitamin E Nutritional Information

Nut/Grain Sources:

Almonds *Filberts/Hazelnuts *Pine Nuts/Pignolias *Sunflower Seeds

Fruit Sources:

Avocado *Blackberries *Black Currants *Blueberries *Boysenberries *Breadfruit Cranberries *Guava *Kiwi *Loganberries*Mango *Mulberries *Nectarine Papaya *Peach *Pomegranate *Raspberries

Vegetable Sources:

Butternut Squash *Parsnip *Potatoes *Pumpkin *Spirulina *Swiss Chard Taro

Legume Sources:

Edamame *Pinto Beans

please give feedback. If it works for you or don't work. What problem you faced in applying this!