Friday, April 17, 2009


My exam is two weeks today. There's a lot to do still so it makes me cringe, but at least the end is near. For these last few days I will be focusing on two key thingermabobs.

First, I have to stay relaxed. Not mentally - I like my mind racing, it's a good motivator and I can absorb a lot of material that way - but physically. I've been working on fixing my posture because studying has me leaning over to write and my muscles get so tense that it's painful. Correct posture helps relieve some of this tension but I've realized I'm trying too hard. I'm forcing my muscles to where I think they should go and I'm actually tensing them to do so. That's not helping the pain. So new plan, relaxed proper posture. Jeez. Who knew sitting and standing could be so freakin hard.

Then there's aiming to be average. I've always studied to know everything in great detail. Usually that meant studying more than I needed and that was fine. But there is just too much material this time to be able to do this. I have to concentrate on having a solid understanding of every topic and let go of the greater detail. It does get you more marks, but in a marginally decreasing manner. Ohhh how I enjoy phrases like 'marginally decreasing'. I am such a geek.

Afterward, I will concentrate on letting my brain rest so when I want to use it, I will be able to come up with better words than thingermabobs. Cause really, that sentence doesn't seem like it should be so hard.