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Mary

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What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« on: April 19, 2005, 05:55:21 PM »
When times get tough (finals nearing, papers due and the like) what do you say/do to keep you going so you don't throw in the towel?

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005, 07:00:46 PM »
I usually say something such as "thank goodness, the paper is completed, I studied and I have written plenty of notes."

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005, 07:55:24 PM »
I appreciate the link!  Thanks a bunch!  I guess I'm asking because they say law students have the highest rate of despression and I really don't want to go down that path!


I usually say something such as "thank goodness, the paper is completed, I studied and I have written plenty of notes."

http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/economics/cameron/success.html

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2005, 11:39:45 PM »
Be around other people--don't go it alone.  If you are getting frustrated/depressed, find another law student to hang with.  You can study together, encourage each other, set limits (study one more hour and then ICE CREAM, etc.).  Just keep things in perspective and NEVER turn to artificial crap like drugs or alcohol to help you cope.

Lots of depression and lots of addiction....pretty sad.

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2005, 12:12:17 AM »
Do I really want to flush all this $ down the drain?

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2005, 10:03:32 AM »
I like to spend one day just concentrating on one subject. That way I don't have to lug all the books around and that overwhelming feeling doesn't kick in. Today for example is Civ Pro day and I'm working on my outline and reviewing all of the cases, trying to work out the answers to old exams, etc. This might not work for all people (who might get bored doing Civ Pro all day), but I find it better and easier to concentrate than looking at the Property book in the corner and going "Oh crap, I have so much to do!"

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2005, 10:23:41 AM »
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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2005, 06:18:32 PM »
I drop all my books and head off to the woods for an hour and I run or hike.  It makes me feel better and helps me put in a full day of study.  I also promise myself rewards.  I decide if I get everything on my list for the day done then my husband is taking me out to dinner.  He likes this too since he never gets to see me this time of year.

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2005, 12:55:07 PM »
Thanks! I must be far behind!

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Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2005, 08:19:10 PM »


Pray, exericise, and only hang out with people who are positive.

Drop all the negativity that is in your life because negativity brings you down.