sometimes i dont feel like studying, burned out?

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naillsat
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sometimes i dont feel like studying, burned out?

Postby naillsat » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:22 am

first of all, i am trying to take the December Lsat. i have a good study plan.

i work full time job during the day, and push myself to study at night (roughly 3-4 hrs) every day, however, sometimes like today, i dont feel like studying - my brain feels slow. i wonder if i'd better off relax a bit whenever this happens?

my day job is boring, and my boss is a nanomanager (not even micro!). it's money calling me to work :cry: sorry about my awkward typing, as i am using the soft keyboard on my phone. good luck to fellow October test takers!

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Tom Joad
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Re: sometimes i dont feel like studying, burned out?

Postby Tom Joad » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:54 am

Yeah you are studying pretty hardcore and you still have plenty of time to improve. A day or two off every once in awhile always helped my brain out lots.

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Re: sometimes i dont feel like studying, burned out?

Postby Errzii » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:08 am

Everyday is excessive imo and can be counterproductive. There is a point where you're just wasting material rather than getting good practice. My advice is if you think you're burning out, you probably are and you should feel free to take a break. Just work at your own pace and adjust accordingly to what you feel is most productive. GL

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Re: sometimes i dont feel like studying, burned out?

Postby Ashley88 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:37 pm

I know the exact situation you're in. I'm taking it Saturday, started studying in february to prep for june, but I was in school full time and working part time. My score wasn't where. Knew it could be by June so I pushed to October. Even though school is over (I graduated and am in my year off) I still spent the summer working full time and studying at night.

I would be so exhausted some days and even if I forced myself to study I would get questions wrong that I usually wouldn't. My advice is if you feel that exhaustion, don't strain yourself by adding more work. It will increase your burn out level in the long run, at least that's what my situation was.

Even in the last 2 months I've been very fatigued.. I'd work and do 3 full tests a week on top of work shopping them and doing 2+ hours on the other days. I def burned myself out and actually had to see a doctor. I would highly recommend b12.. It worked wonders for me and I'm back to Normal even with my crazy schedule. Vitamin C also helps to, and gingko is good for mental clarity and focus. Don't burn yourself out, relax, and study when you feel most alert!




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