This is a handbook containing all the advice and recommendations about learning physics I wished someone had told me when I was younger. It is neither a career guide nor a comprehensive textbook. What’s inside? - Understand why self-learning is an effective strategy. Learn why most university students never develop a deep understanding and what alternatives are possible. - Grasp the internal structure of physics. Learn how the fundamental theories of physics are connected and why physics works at all. - Develop an understanding of the landscape. Read bird's eye overviews that give a first taste of what the various theories of physics are all about. - Everything you need to get started. Read detailed reading and learning recommendations that allow you to carve out a personal learning path.