luke65 wrote:Man working 8 hours, studying 3-4 hours a day, and trying to find time to still lead a semi-healthy life (i.e working out and eating healthy) is much harder than i thought going in to this. Luckily my boss is awesome and a lawyer and can relate to the struggle otherwise I would have been canned for being over 20 min. late! How do you all balance everything? Hopefully someone has some tips for me somewhere out there!
I'm at work 9 hours a day, so I can definitely relate. I've found that reading on the train into work and home from work has been incredibly helpful in keeping my mind LSAT-engaged. So, that's at least an hour extra of studying time right there. If you commute to work by car, maybe you can throw a few books in there every morning, and take advantage if you find yourself feeling motivated? Or, download PDFs to your Kindle or iPad? Then you can study during your lunch hour, while waiting in a doctor's office, whatever.
I haven't seen the gym in two weeks. But, I do always eat dinner while studying, and it's a lot faster to put together a bunch of from-the-fridge, eat-cold foods -- an apple with peanut butter, carrot sticks and hummus, avocado on toast, whole grain flatbread crisps with cheese or eggs -- than to cook a true meal. I love to dine out, but I don't have the time for it, so it's become all the easier for me to eat healthily.
This probably isn't helpful. I'm kind of obsessed with the LSAT right now, so I don't have trouble motivating myself to study. I'd stay up half the night to do so, if I could manage without the sleep.
Okay, back to the Manhattan LR now.