flash21 wrote:Hi guys,
started meditating today (I should have been earlier). You guys should look up the benefits of it, its pretty immense and a lot of good scientific data also. You can find guided meditations on youtube that are about 15 minutes long so it doesn't need to be insanely long.
May help the anxious testers such as myself.
Does anyone else clearly get anxious before a PT, even alone, in the comfort of your house? Kind of irritates me... not sure if this is normal.
I get anxious before a PT. I think it's just the nature of this test. You never know what sort of curve ball you're going to get thrown at you, and that adds a lot of uncertainty, especially with a test that is such a large factor in the trajectory of your life. We study so that we know what to expect, so that we can familiarize ourselves with the things that are tested, and so that we can hone our skills and turn them, hopefully, into habits that helps use to get answers correct and do so quickly. You never know what new type of curve ball will hit you either, like with the newer tests being slightly different as to make it feel like a totally different test, or the random game that will be very different from most of the others that we study. And then, when these hit us and we aren't prepared or we can't fight them off that well, we face issues with our confidence and such. In short, we are always one PT away from feeling like all the progress that we thought we made was all made up and not indicative of our abilities.
I'm planning on going through some of the most recent tests over the next week and a half. I'm nervous as hell after reviewing one of the other most recent ones. I've been performing well on all other tests in regards to LR, but I'm scared as hell that I'll start doing these newer ones and miss a few more than normal, and that my score will sink as a result. Also, the RC could be a game changer, and that sucks.
So yeah, it's very normal.