engineer wrote:Health is probably the most important thing in law school. I've paid *very* close attention to my health, since that was the one thing I didn't do during undergrad. I had mono junior year, and it was all downhill from there. Averaging 20 credits/semester and working the paramedic night shift full-time totally took its toll.
Since getting to school, I've made it a routine to go to the gym for an hour a day and eat four small meals. For breakfast, I'll usually have bread that I bake (it takes less than five minutes to put the ingredients in a bread machine and press start) and a glass of juice. During my break, I'll usually have some sort of fruit, after class I'll have a salad, and for dinner I'll usually cool some sort of meat. On top of that, I take a ton of vitamins (b-complex, multi-vitamin, fish oil, n-acetyl l-tyrosine, st. john's wort, etc.).
Usually, I feel great, and only need 6-7 hours of sleep per night. Oh, I guess it's worth mentioning that I've kind of adjusted my sleep schedule to where I sleep from 6pm-midnight in order to avoid getting distracted by facebook. I just lack self-discipline, and can EASILY throw away three or four hours on that dumb site. When I need to pull all-nighters, I usually use caffeine. I'm going to try the 5-hour energy stuff out, since espresso just makes me feel awful (and the people at starbucks look at me funny when i ask for ten espresso shots in a cup).
I know the sleep schedule sounds horrific, but if you are just incapable of blocking distractions like facebook and aim, it's the only way to ensure that you're not throwing away 20 hours a week chatting with friends.
Yeah, posting on TLS is much better than wasting your time on Facebook.
Awesome Possum- yeah, I hope I don't get 2L senioritis, but I have been fighting it this semester and it's taking a lot of self control to get crap done.
engineer- you need to eat more protein dude. You should at least fry some eggs or something to go with that bread and juice. Your blood sugar is probably pretty freaking spiked and you could even out your energy supply better if you just added like 15 grams of protein to that meal.