Panicking and studying don't mix.
June 28, 2010 12:46 PM Subscribe
I'm studying to take the bar in July. Two bars, actually. I'm also dealing with some heavy personal problems. How do I push those aside so I can actually pass this damn test?
posted by anonymous to Education (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I don't think the details of my problems are that relevant. Things that might be:
-I have major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. I am being treated for these things.
-I have a shrink. She rocks. I can only see her once a week and she's out of town for the next two, and frankly I need advice nownownonwonow. Yesterday now.
-I can't afford to miss any bar study time. I need to get beyond all of this personal stuff that is paralyzing me and I need to work, but I can't compartmentalize like that.
-I've been doing BarBri pretty faithfully, and I just took a practice MBE where I did just as poorly as I did when I took a practice MBE *before* doing any studying a month ago. This is extremely discouraging and I'm convinced that there is no way I can pass.
-If it's useful at all, I'm taking PA & NJ.
I don't think I need the "get thee to another therapist" or other answers like that. I just need practical tips on how to work through the tears. I don't have the luxury of taking a mental health day -- I just have to work.
Thanks in advance for any tips you can give me.
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