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I'm burned out... now what?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by fun8stuff, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. fun8stuff

    fun8stuff *hiding from patients*
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    Having to study for exams, lab reports, other class BS, mcat, and having very little time to relax is killing me. I didn't do anything tonight. I didnt get anything accomplished... I feel like a bum... blah! Anyone else ever have this problem?
     
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  3. exmike

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    dude, its one night. you're all good. think long term
     
  4. crazy250

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    yeah. coming onto SDN probably doesn't help your cause either. i waste more time on SDN than on any other activity.
     
  5. An Yong

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    Don't worry friend, your not alone. I feel the exact same way, the MCAT is just around the corner yet I still can't seem to motivate myself to study hard =P I take that back, I can study but its very inefficient studying, like for example I am in the middle of "studying" yet I have taken the time to read/reply to this post =) I've also had to forgo a lot of things I enjoy this semester, i.e. working out, volunteering, decreasing my part-time job hours... blah - part of me is glad the mcat is just next month hehe.

    Just tell yourself to "Keep your eye on the goal", "there's a light at the end of the tunnel", or whatever cliche phrase you want =)
     
  6. fun8stuff

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    Thanks all for the encouragment. I do waste a lot of time reading posts... well, I don't think it is a complete waste of time...

    I was studying the MCAT tonight and I found myself having to reread paragraphs over and over because I could not pay attention.. Every time I started reading I started thinking about something else. Where's the ritalin when I need it?
     
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    everyone needs a night off once in a while man. chill and relax. just dont do it too many times like i did haha.
     
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    I hate the disclaimers
     
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    I have been there. I was in your shoes last year this time. You are normal. Just hang in there. You need to get some relaxation sometime...take it easy man. YOU will see the light at the end of the tunnel.. Good Luck to you:horns:
     
  10. Yup, relax whenever you can. That's one thing I learned going through med school. We always tend to put things off, thinking we'll have more free time later...and this repeats itself over and over again.
     
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    wow, i couldnt even count how many times i wanted to quit and just do something else. just hang in there and itll all be worthwile!
     
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    write down the things you need to do each day...and DO THEM. You'll be surprised at much this simplifies everything. Make sure you make some room at the end of each day for relaxation though. My schedule this semester is pretty packed too (15 credits...including 2 graduate classes)...but I'm hanging in there. Good luck man.
     
  13. smuwillobrien

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    I agree with the last post. Don't put pressure on yourself, do things in advance so the deadlines won't hurt you, and relax. Create a weekly schedule and a daily schedule. Schedule tasks of the week into specific days, allowing one day for a saving grace period, and do it.

    Get rid of the distractions like the internet, video games, and television if you can't seem to get things done. If you're bored enough you'll eventually want to open the text book to pass time.

    Good luck.
     
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    To the OP,

    Hang in there!!!!! You have one month left to work hard and kick the MCAT's a**, and then after that, it'll feel like a piano has been lifted off of your back. Trust me, the feeling you'll get out of putting the MCAT behing you is a great reward for your hard work, and life will be much better then.

    I remember that when I was preppin' for the MCAT, the damn thing was always on my mind, even when I would go out and do everyday activities (going to class, supermarket, etc).....i would feel guilty if I wasn't studying for the mcat, even if I needed to do other work. Just think how great it will be to put that behind you...HANG IN THERE!!!! Oh, but the burnt out feeling doesn't end after the mcat though....

    Just wait till senioritis hits. Its wonderfully horrible in its own special way. The main thing that goes with senioritis is the application game, including all of the waiting, excitement, and frustration that it brings along. Good luck to you:thumbup:
     
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    This is me exactly! I can't wait for senioritis! Thanks all for your great advice. I actually do write everything down that I need to do each day/week. One notecard for the current day, one card for later on in the week things. I also have a planner. It helps a lot. Most days I get almost everything done, but every once inawhile I have a day where I get nothing done. I guess the only thing I can do is keep moving...
     

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