anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

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anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby SKlei » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:50 pm

Totally messed up my crim final yesterday. It was 25 multiple choice questions and then 1 essay. The MC was out of 100 points and the essay was 25 points, which surprised me. Anyway, I switched 3 right answers to the wrong answers, and who knows what else I got wrong. I haven't stopped thinking about it and woke up at 5 this morning because of having anxiety from it that I am probably going to get a C in the class now, when I thought this was the class I could do the best in. Just wondering how other people deal with their anxiety post exam?

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby BlueDiamond » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:04 pm

is this real?

alcohol.. women.. alcohol.. repeat?

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Postby crEEp » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:05 pm

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby ben4847 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:06 pm

Whenever you start obsessing about it, force yourself to think about happy outcomes.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby kaiser » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:06 pm

I thought this was going to be about staying calm during the exam itself. But after? Do something to distract yourself and to keep your mind clear. And if your mind reverts back to the test, don't dwell on it because the nature of the curve means that you have no idea what your grade will be. So no reason worrying that you may have gotten a C, when the curve might turn around and hand you a B, even for a crappy submission.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby thesealocust » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:10 pm

Liquor.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:11 pm

booze

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Postby delusional » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:14 pm

Mind games suck. But it's good to know that other people are stuck in them too.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby theavrock » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:16 pm

You should probably go over your outline again and again to ensure that the answers you gave were the correct ones.

The more you think about it the more likely it will be that you got the right answer and at some point the answers will magically turn to the right one.

Basically the more you think about it the more likely it is to help the answers that you already submitted.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby AreJay711 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:22 pm

Rub one out, take a shot, an move on to the next exam / apply for summer jobs.

I'd also like to put things in perspective. I had a prof enter my grade as a C when I earned a B+. While that sucked, it is good to clarify what I really wanted to do with my law degree. Even if you think it is now, biglaw probably isn't what you really want to do other than as a way to pay your loans back quickly. So if you get a C, congrats: you are now free to do what you really want instead of chasing the dollah billz.

Also, depending on the school, you don't need to beat a hell of a lot of people to get to a B-. Relax mahn.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby Antilles Haven » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:29 pm

M pretest routine:

1. Close eyes

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY0-VNKgLaU

3. Take exam

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby dood » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:43 pm

beta blockers

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby Guchster » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:02 pm

Start smoking. The best case scenario is you'll get cancer but feel mellow, and the worst is you'll have to continue with 2.5 more years of law school.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby lisjjen » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:06 pm

Guchster wrote:Start smoking. The best case scenario is you'll get cancer but feel mellow, and the worst is you'll have to continue with 2.5 more years of law school.


smoke what?

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby jawsthegreat » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:25 pm

Don't be such a wimp?

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Postby Guchster » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:36 pm

lisjjen wrote:
Guchster wrote:Start smoking. The best case scenario is you'll get cancer but feel mellow, and the worst is you'll have to continue with 2.5 more years of law school.


smoke what?


chewbacco

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby crEEp » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:16 am

dood wrote:beta blockers


Inderal 20mg :)

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby 071816 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 6:11 am

smoke drugs.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby LSATNightmares » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:32 am

Sorry to hear! I think we all got through this at one point. I know I have been obsessing about a wrong answer on my Contracts exam this week. I think we just have to stay positive, remember that a bad grade (if it occurs) won't destroy us, learn from our mistakes, and remind ourselves that many other people also make mistakes. Someone also mentioned beta blockers... I found propanolol 10 mg crucial for staying calm before and during the exam, but I'm not sure if that is going to work after the fact (it prevents panic attacks by keeping your heart rate steady).

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:46 am

Booze actually makes anxiety worse.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby moandersen » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:13 am

LSATNightmares wrote:Sorry to hear! I think we all got through this at one point. I know I have been obsessing about a wrong answer on my Contracts exam this week. I think we just have to stay positive, remember that a bad grade (if it occurs) won't destroy us, learn from our mistakes, and remind ourselves that many other people also make mistakes. Someone also mentioned beta blockers... I found propanolol 10 mg crucial for staying calm before and during the exam, but I'm not sure if that is going to work after the fact (it prevents panic attacks by keeping your heart rate steady).


while it might not destroy you, it may severely inhibit your job prospects depending on your goals. im just saying... (and speaking from experience)

booze, smoking, and learning from your mistake are all key

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby Blessedassurance » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:18 am

Whiskey

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby Blessedassurance » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:18 am

Mr. Pancakes wrote:Booze actually makes anxiety worse.


You're doing it wrong.

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:37 am

Blessedassurance wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:Booze actually makes anxiety worse.


You're doing it wrong.


http://www.anxietyguru.net/why-alcohol-causes-anxiety/

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Re: anyone have good advice how to calm yourself down?

Postby Borhas » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:20 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:
Blessedassurance wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:Booze actually makes anxiety worse.


You're doing it wrong.


http://www.anxietyguru.net/why-alcohol-causes-anxiety/


that's a bunch of bullshit

One to two beers would not cause any of those effects in a normal human, getting blacked out drunk however, would definitely cause more troubles than is worth




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