I am a week away from the biggest exam of my life and I’m having trouble staying focused. I am totally burned-out and stressed out and am not really retaining anything anymore. Of course it’s not really like I’m learning new material at this point, since most of the important stuff we obviously learned in school. But there are a few subjects where, frankly, we have not been well-prepared and I am really learning a lot of it on my own, and there are also a few things that, geez, I don’t think about every day but still need to know off the top of my head for the exam so I’ll be cramming those bits into my brain this upcoming week. In real life, I’ll be looking it up, and I’m not sure why they don’t consider that in exams, but they don’t.
I’m also trying (and failing) to keep perspective, because really, even though I’m stressed to the max right now, my life could be so much worse than it is. In fact, the rest of my life (outside of school) is pretty darn good.
In any case, I’m basically just whining right now because, well, sometimes you just need to. I’m also trying to keep my mind off the stressful stuff so that I can be a little more productive and actually process the information I’m reviewing. So far, it’s not going well. I should probably go back to doing yoga daily over the next week.
Now that I’ve whined to you, feel free to share your “I survived” stories. I’m in need of a little perspective…
UPDATE: Just in case you need a little more positivity in your life (like I do), here are links to a few posts that are less whiney, more inspirey:
Live Like the Honey Badger: Principle 5 from Racing with Babes
Inside the mind from IronMomma
Prepare Your Mind First from SUAR
On Motivating: Countdown Post-Its from Tenaciously Yours
Stronger. from Run Faster Mommy
I was wrong. Last year sucked. And I’m done. from Tricia Minnick