Burned out and freaking out

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withoutapaddle
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Burned out and freaking out

Postby withoutapaddle » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:44 pm

I've been getting -3 or -2 on almost all of my LR question PT's. I just did a section and got -9 (seven questions in a row wrong).

I've been doing about 5-7 hours a day for the last four weeks.

Should I take a day off? I feel like any time not studying is time wasted at this point with the Feb. LSAT coming up. It has gotten to a point that I feel guilty if I do anything else besides study.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby RobertGolddust » Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:44 pm

Of course you should, the fact that you need to make this thread suggests a day off would do you good.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby bombaysippin » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:09 pm

Take a day off.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby phillywc » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:56 pm

Having yourself in a solid mental health space is critical to doing well on the LSAT. Get good sleep. Take frequent breaks and days or even weeks off. I took a full month off 3 months out from the test. I did fine.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby eddiemen2a » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:09 pm

That happened to me! Don't stress. Try taking a day off and get good amounts of sleep, it helped me.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby Nonconsecutive » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:26 pm

Don't undervalue breaks when you need them. It took me a long time to learn that, but once I did it really paid off.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby holdencaulfield » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:46 pm

Take the entire weekend off for realz

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby wealtheow » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:44 pm

holdencaulfield wrote:Take the entire weekend off for realz


Seriously. Your bod is trying to tell you something. Rest!

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby thejerseykid » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:53 pm

I'm speaking from experience when I say that taking a break is not only important but can actually help you improve your performance.
Do it! Take a day off. You'll be happy you did.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby db1990 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:56 pm

eddiemen2a wrote:That happened to me! Don't stress. Try taking a day off and get good amounts of sleep, it helped me.


Same here. When I was done freaking out, I took the next day off and didn't do anything remoteky related to the LSAT. When I got back to studying, it was like it never happened :D

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby alexrodriguez » Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:23 am

Go the gym! Get some exercise in! Eat some healthy food!

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby withoutapaddle » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:38 am

I just feel like every hour counts. I want to score a 175+. I took the rest of the day off though, thanks for the advice.

I'm going to take a day off in the middle of the week every week until test day. I haven't felt like that since finals week in college. Reading three lines and thinking what the hell did I just read is not good.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby NYU-14 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:12 am

Sleep 8 hours. Watch a movie. Go out to dinner. Calm down.

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby Clyde Frog » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:44 pm

What PT did this occur on?

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby withoutapaddle » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:27 am

PT 52

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby withoutapaddle » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:33 pm

Thanks for the advice

After the break I'm back to getting 87-91% of all sections right

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Re: Burned out and freaking out

Postby blandusername » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:22 pm

The last thing you want to do is burn out right before the test. You want to peak by test day, not before.




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