Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

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CordeliusX
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Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby CordeliusX » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:17 pm

I thought I was invulnerable. I thought I was a tough cookie. I could easily last til Spring. Now I am beaten down to my knees. I am a broken man. :oops:

I really cannot go on and live my life day-to-day, knowing that any day -even weekends- could be the lucky "Call day," or email day, or even just plain rejection day. The fact they now have twitter feeds and blogs updating us, it's even worse and more minute-by-minute. :cry:

The fact that it's an ongoing notification process is killing me. I have anywhere from minutes to months to wait. I'm going loco. :shock: :twisted:

Help? :mrgreen:

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby Marisa5252 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:02 pm

I have nothing to say to help except that I'm going crazy too! Is it healthy to reload a schools applicant pool on LSN every 20 minutes to see if anyone's been notified today?

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby CordeliusX » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:14 pm

I am joking with the thread title but I'm totally serious. This is ruining the quality of my life. I am a planner and there's way too much stuff in the air, liable to change at any second...

My philosophy is to "stay in the moment" but LS is such a major change for me, anything I do now will be subject to massive upheaval. I'm tempted to quit my job, go on a trek across the world or something, and come back in a few months. Anything less will have null effect on getting my mind off things.

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby Marisa5252 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:16 pm

Sounds like a plan to me! Just be sure to get back in time to find out where you got in and send in a seat deposit before the deadline!!!

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:16 pm

Image
Coping mechanism

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jmaan
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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby jmaan » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:17 pm

i just browse TLS, XO, LSN, and all the status checkers. then i think about what im doing and get angry with myself and frustrated that im purposely boring myself and i try to do something else.....10 min later i come back to the computer.

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby ExcitedBlutterance » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:19 pm

jmaan wrote:i just browse TLS, XO, LSN, and all the status checkers. then i think about what im doing and get angry with myself and frustrated that im purposely boring myself and i try to do something else.....10 min later i come back to the computer.


What is XO?

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby jlnoa0915 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:20 pm

ExcitedBlutterance wrote:
jmaan wrote:i just browse TLS, XO, LSN, and all the status checkers. then i think about what im doing and get angry with myself and frustrated that im purposely boring myself and i try to do something else.....10 min later i come back to the computer.


What is XO?

+1

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby Marisa5252 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:22 pm

I'm assuming jmaan is talking about xoxohth.com

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jmaan
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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby jmaan » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:22 pm

jlnoa0915 wrote:
ExcitedBlutterance wrote:
jmaan wrote:i just browse TLS, XO, LSN, and all the status checkers. then i think about what im doing and get angry with myself and frustrated that im purposely boring myself and i try to do something else.....10 min later i come back to the computer.


What is XO?

+1


lol autoadmit.com

pretty entertaining sometimes, but this is the site that pushes me over the edge, forcing me to close the laptop.

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby Rocketman11 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:24 pm

jmaan wrote:
jlnoa0915 wrote:
ExcitedBlutterance wrote:
jmaan wrote:i just browse TLS, XO, LSN, and all the status checkers. then i think about what im doing and get angry with myself and frustrated that im purposely boring myself and i try to do something else.....10 min later i come back to the computer.


What is XO?

+1


lol autoadmit.com

pretty entertaining sometimes, but this is the site that pushes me over the edge, forcing me to close the laptop.


xo =\= autoadmit

xoxohth.com

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby scribelaw » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:25 pm

I'm definitely more obsessed with this than I ever thought I'd be, the wait for the LSAT score, the wait for acceptances/denials. Brutal.

Brief moments of exhiliration followed by prolonged, nearly unbearable periods of anxiety.

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby reasonabledoubt » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:28 pm

Clarence Thomas. No seriously, Clarence Thomas.

Look at the shit he pulled and he still became a supreme court justice.

Surely they'll let your ass into some law school. ;) hth?

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby Marisa5252 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:29 pm

Rocketman11 wrote:
jmaan wrote:
jlnoa0915 wrote:
ExcitedBlutterance wrote:What is XO?

+1


lol autoadmit.com

pretty entertaining sometimes, but this is the site that pushes me over the edge, forcing me to close the laptop.


xo =\= autoadmit

xoxohth.com




xo actually DOES = autoadmit.com If you go to autoadmit.com it's the same site as xoxohth.com

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby Rocketman11 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:37 pm

Marisa5252 wrote:
Rocketman11 wrote:
jmaan wrote:
lol autoadmit.com

pretty entertaining sometimes, but this is the site that pushes me over the edge, forcing me to close the laptop.


xo =\= autoadmit

xoxohth.com




xo actually DOES = autoadmit.com If you go to autoadmit.com it's the same site as xoxohth.com


really??? huh. if thats true I stand corrected

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby bloodonthetracks » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:40 pm

drugs

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby Holly Golightly » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:41 pm

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby brickman » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:45 pm

swim, exercise, etc. Find an activity in which you can thoroughly engage your body or mind in for the moment.

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby shock259 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:46 pm

I drink a lot more and play video games. And I'm still going crazy.

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby fathergoose » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:00 pm

shock259 wrote:I drink a lot more and play video games. And I'm still going crazy.


+1

I'm supposed to hear back from UVA ED this week and it's becoming ridiculous. I may take up smoking. I just want to know one way or the other.

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby CordeliusX » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:36 pm

fathergoose wrote:
shock259 wrote:I drink a lot more and play video games. And I'm still going crazy.


+1

I'm supposed to hear back from UVA ED this week and it's becoming ridiculous. I may take up smoking. I just want to know one way or the other.


:shock: ED? Should be retitled "special D"

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby fathergoose » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:44 pm

I don't care what they call it as long as I get in

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby jayn3 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:47 pm

Beatrice wrote:I say registering with LSAC should come with a free xanax prescription.



+111111111111

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby revrocksteady » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:26 pm

I have to get my wisdom teeth extracted in the next few weeks. so between current antibiotics/pain meds and then eventually being passed out recovering, I hope that should numb out most of this waiting stress.

The current meds are like two birds with one stone - helps my inflamed & impacted wisdoms, eases the waiting anxiety lol :( :roll: :shock:

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Re: Coping with Post-Application Waiting Stress (PAWS)

Postby ILikedLogicGames » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:13 pm

It's killing me that I haven't heard from schools that I'm nearly convinced I'll get into... and it's been almost 2 months since I applied...eesh




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