peppermint wrote:Relaxing is def the key. Stress activates cortisol, a hormone that easily passes through the blood brain barrier. Cortisol can affect the hippocampus (which deals with learning and memory) & when a person is exposed to cortisol for long periods of time, the cortisol literally changes the person's ability to think properly.
Taking today off and going easy on the drilling for a while will help you drop your cortisol levels a bit, and get your brain ready to tackle the LSAT on test day.
ETA- wow, I'm in science nerd mode today, haha
This is solid. My thought initially was that since stress is something effectively out of my control, I should focus all of my attention on the thing I could control: my skill level. I now see that they're not entirely independent factors. Thanks Bill Nye!