FloridaCoastalorbust wrote: Eichörnchen wrote:
Hahaha thank you, I did indeed. And I miss that show...sigh <3 Arrested Dev
And fellas I do have to say that before this forced break, I was dreaming about the LSAT at least a few times/week and getting a little bit in that rut where you feel like you're going through the motions, yet not moving forward. I hope that this break didn't hurt me, and maybe I'll get lucky and come back stronger (Don't count on it
I think it's important to understand that days off aren't necessarily detrimental. They can be the opposite. Taking a break can imo, at times, be more beneficial than doing a billion PTs or drills. Burnout is real. If you hit a wall, don't see taking a day off as a bad decision
Agreed. I definitely think taking a few days to a week off can be beneficial, especially if you are plateauing. I'm a pretty hardcore gaming nerd, and I've noticed that whenever I plateau in video games, it is because I have developed some bad habits, and are just reinforcing them with practice over and over. The longer and more frequent of breaks that I take, the easier it is to break out of these habits upon the resuming of my practice. This is especially the case if I have already identified these habits and, during my down time, think through some possible solutions in my head.
Burnout and exhaustion are entirely dependent on you and your body. Everyone here should have a good idea of their physical and mental limits by now, and should be somewhat aware if you are experiencing burnout. I definitely think that excess rest and sleep are the best thing for burnout. Replace study time with nap time for 2 days and when you return to your studies you will be rejuvenated and refreshed.
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing but expecting different results" --Albert Einstein