Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

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Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby zeth006 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:08 pm

Hey all,

Currently experiencing a major case of burnout. Physically I feel alright, but mentally I'm starting to feel a bit...tired? Feel like I'm losing my motivation to study.


Any advice on what I can do to get back in the game?

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby nyknicks » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:15 pm

cocaine

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby spondee » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:18 pm

Give up an evening. Go to the gym, then get drunk.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby Borhas » Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:32 pm

sleep, exercise, good food

take a day off, go on a walk, watch cartoons

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby beach_terror » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:41 pm

zeth006 wrote:Hey all,

Currently experiencing a major case of burnout. Physically I feel alright, but mentally I'm starting to feel a bit...tired? Feel like I'm losing my motivation to study.


Any advice on what I can do to get back in the game?


Right there with you, taking a preemptive day off. Don't read, anything. Try to stay away from the computer too. I'm already feeling my second wind coming.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby Dr. Van Nostrand » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:54 pm

Might just be best to take an evening and do something you really like to do, watch a movie, hit the gym, hang out with some friends, whatever - taking a solid day to half a day away can do some real good for letting your system hit the refresh button (especially if you haven't given yourself any "you time" up to this point).

G.T.L. Rev. post is good advise too, do everything you can to enjoy the summer before your 1L year. I did absolutely nothing to prepare and was in the top of my class at the end of 1L. I just took that summer to work, work out a lot, and spend a lot of time with friends and family.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby chicagolaw2013 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:37 pm

Started working again on my memo this morning, and had that burnout feeling. Quit by noon.

I went shopping all afternoon and plan on going to a dinner and a movie this evening with the SO, and may or may not go booze it a little afterward, depending on who else is headed out for the night.

It's working wonders for my mental health. I'll be back at it tomorrow, and I think I'll feel much more balanced and happy (sort of?).

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby savagedm » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:37 am

Just stop thinking about the work and get it done.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:47 am

I've been exercising and avoiding eating out for breakfast and dinners.

Least I'll do for now is call it a day, watch cartoons, then go to bed early.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby grrrstick » Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:00 am

savagedm wrote:Just stop thinking about the work and get it done.


+1

Nothing wrong with a short break every now and then, but this is the time of the semester where the weak convince themselves it's okay to slack off. God put coffee on this planet for a reason.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:45 am

grrrstick wrote:
savagedm wrote:Just stop thinking about the work and get it done.


+1

Nothing wrong with a short break every now and then, but this is the time of the semester where the weak convince themselves it's okay to slack off. God put coffee on this planet for a reason.


This post really got me going, haha. I really needed it.

Thanks for the responses, guys.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby beach_terror » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:53 am

grrrstick wrote:
savagedm wrote:Just stop thinking about the work and get it done.


+1

Nothing wrong with a short break every now and then, but this is the time of the semester where the weak convince themselves it's okay to slack off. God put coffee on this planet for a reason.

Nothing wrong with taking a day off this far out from finals. (oh god i'm going to fail out)

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby stayway » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:51 am

grrrstick wrote:God put coffee on this planet for a reason.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby go4hls » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:42 pm

zeth006 wrote:
grrrstick wrote:
savagedm wrote:Just stop thinking about the work and get it done.


+1

Nothing wrong with a short break every now and then, but this is the time of the semester where the weak convince themselves it's okay to slack off. God put coffee on this planet for a reason.


This post really got me going, haha. I really needed it.

Thanks for the responses, guys.


[Goes to get coffee]

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby James Bond » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:57 pm

Gym and sex. You need both to clear your head.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:10 pm

James Bond wrote:Gym and sex. You need both to clear your head.


How does a geeky guy go about getting any of the latter legally without the requisite flirting skills or motivation to even spend time using them if present?

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby James Bond » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:21 pm

zeth006 wrote:
James Bond wrote:Gym and sex. You need both to clear your head.


How does a geeky guy go about getting any of the latter legally without the requisite flirting skills or motivation to even spend time using them if present?


Geeky guy conversion:

Weight Lifting -> World of Warcraft Grinding/Leveling

Sex -> Masturbation (Or honestly sex with geeky girls...come on now...everyone fucks)

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:29 pm

James Bond wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
James Bond wrote:Gym and sex. You need both to clear your head.


How does a geeky guy go about getting any of the latter legally without the requisite flirting skills or motivation to even spend time using them if present?


Geeky guy conversion:

Weight Lifting -> World of Warcraft Grinding/Leveling

Sex -> Masturbation (Or honestly sex with geeky girls...come on now...everyone fucks)


Everyone...but me... :cry:

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby beach_terror » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:50 pm

James Bond wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
James Bond wrote:Gym and sex. You need both to clear your head.


How does a geeky guy go about getting any of the latter legally without the requisite flirting skills or motivation to even spend time using them if present?


Geeky guy conversion:

Weight Lifting -> World of Warcraft Grinding/Leveling

Sex -> Masturbation (Or honestly sex with geeky girls...come on now...everyone fucks)

wow grinding got me paid though :D

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby blink » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:54 pm

zeth006 wrote:
James Bond wrote:
zeth006 wrote:
James Bond wrote:Gym and sex. You need both to clear your head.


How does a geeky guy go about getting any of the latter legally without the requisite flirting skills or motivation to even spend time using them if present?


Geeky guy conversion:

Weight Lifting -> World of Warcraft Grinding/Leveling

Sex -> Masturbation (Or honestly sex with geeky girls...come on now...everyone fucks)


Everyone...but me... :cry:


c'mon buddy, pick your head up. you gotta have (or at least act like you have) confidence...girls dig confident dudes

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby D-ROCCA » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:05 pm

Substance abuse. Either for relaxation or motivation. Gym and sex are also credited.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby beach_terror » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:08 pm

Also, geeky girls can also be hot.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby stayway » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:20 pm

beach_terror wrote:Also, geeky girls can also be hot.


Librarian types. If you know what I mean.

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:05 pm

I'm not getting any tail anytime soon, so I'll just stick with the other motivational advice here. :lol:

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Re: Tips on preventing or alleviating burnout?

Postby irishman86 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:00 am

Outlining is for suckers. Just get a good, old outline and work on practice problems.




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