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post exam de-stress

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by doctoresse, May 14, 2007.

  1. doctoresse

    doctoresse Member 5+ Year Member

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    Hi guys and gals,

    I was wondering how do you guys de-stress after an exam? I just had an exam and I usually don't feel as tired as I was prior to the exam. Probably all the caffeine still in my system. So... I usually de-stress by cleaning my house up and down. And I mean with the duster, bleach and all that. After every exam. I thought I was weird but some of my classmates also do that. I need to get rid of all that clutter to be able to prepare for the next exam.:laugh:
    Other than that I like having time to spend with my hubby and going out on a date since I'm not as available before an exam.:love: Of course alcohol-filled evening with my classmates is also a very enjoyable way to celebrate any exam aftermath. Other classmates start studying right after the exam:confused:
    So, please share the fun, boring, nerdy or weird ways you de-stress after an exam!:)
     
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  3. braluk

    braluk SDN Surgerynator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    Im not usually a big energetic guy after an exam (maybe that following weekend yes) so I usually kick back with a few beers, watch a movie. Now if I was with my girlfriend (currently long distance), probably go out to the city, walk around, hit up the museum, or something of that nature :)
     
  4. jdh71

    jdh71 epiphany at nine thousand six hundred feet Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I used smoke bong rips with a few classmates, while sipping beer and discussing all the hard questions. After that I'd go home and take a couple of Soma's and watch a movie while smoking a joint. I'd finish the day with a valium, and a joint, sleep 12-14 hours, and wake up "refreshed".

    But . . . I had a problem (sober 3 years now) . . . I think cleaning your house is a great way to decompress.
     
  5. shantster

    shantster Eye protection! 10+ Year Member

    I tend to take a nice nap after every final. No more than 30 minutes. I wake up completely out of it, but in about 10 minutes I'm wide awake.
     
  6. Critical Mass

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    Oral sex usually does it for me.
     
  7. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Going from that to my pollyanna suggestion -- movies are good because they make you think about something else. :)
     
  8. tacrum43

    tacrum43 Behold the mighty echidna 7+ Year Member

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    Usually, I'm so tired and out of it that I come home and go to sleep. How do people take these exams (particularly after a week of exams) and then go out drinking for hours at a time?

    Besides, I don't really see what all the fuss is about. Alcohol just makes me sleepy, then I sleep poorly anyway and then when I wake up my head hurts. Plus it's expensive. I guess that's just me though, some people seem to have a good time.
     
  9. ColinHay

    ColinHay Its A Mistake 7+ Year Member

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    I like to have people come over to my house. Especialy those who like to clean after exams. and the oral sex ones too.
     
  10. potato51

    potato51 10+ Year Member

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    If i'm not sleeping it off, i'm usually just catching up on TV shows I taped (yes taped, not TiVo'd) over the week.

    a lot of times I find that I wasn't really that stressed in the first place from an exam, so i just continue on to study for the next day's material.
     
  11. LJDHC05

    LJDHC05 Former Chicken Slayer 5+ Year Member

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    Depending on the weather/mood:
    -drink until my face is numb and do stupid things inside (cold weather)
    -Have a bbq and drink until my face goes numb and do stupid things outside (warm weather)
    -Go to NYC and pay way too much for beer and food
    -drive 3hrs home to see family (YAY Boston!), drink beer with dad, Sam Summer is the beer of this month
    -drive 5hrs to see girlfriend, go skiing or hiking (NYC/Westchester area lacks the quality outdoor activities of VT), drink quality microbrews like Long Trail.
    -This week: Go to mandatory psych hospital visit, then see above options
     
  12. lilnoelle

    lilnoelle Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I usually go shopping and clean my house. Not to destress, but out of necessity. (Generally my house is chaotic by the time I take a test)
     

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