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Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 12:39
So I think I am burning out. No motivation. I cant even keep my eyes open.

To top it all off, I leave for Europe on business from Oct 8-20.....no clue how I will be able to work on apps during that time.

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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 12:52
I am right there with you man :( I haven't even submitted one app yet and my stress levels have been at an all time high. I've had this literal pain in my neck for the past month from all the tension.

Anyway...I "detoxed" for about a week and didn't work at all on apps, think about essays, or anything of the sort...just chilled out and even went to get a nice massage 8-) If time allows, it may be beneficial to take a step back for a few and relax. Also don't forget about Round 2...just because you don't make the R1 deadline doesn't mean it's game over (at least that's what I'm telling myself :P).

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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 13:16
im right there with you guys.

Wish I was studying for the GMAT instead, was definitely less stressed
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 13:17
100% Agree. The stress is KILLING ME!
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 13:35
Wow TL, I dont know if I would be able to do that.

My wife did buy me a gift certificate for a massage at a spa downtown. I am saving it for when apps are over!
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 13:38
Haha the only consolation I have is that if I get in, I will look back and chuckle at how stressed I was.

Right now, it's hell.

The only strategy I have is to do the group of 3 schools which are due around Oct 9 and wrap it up this weekend, then take a break for a few days, and finish my second 3 which are due around Oct 18. I want to be done with apps before November rolls around. God help me...

I was talking to my friend who is in Law school, he said all his apps required only uploading a single personal statement, and no interviews were mandatory. Why can't business school be the same?
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 13:42
Exactly. Alot of other graduate school disciplines have a common app....its so hard to explain to people everything that goes into the b-school process....its just insane. Maybe thats why the highest suicide rates are Lithuania, Belarus, and b-school applicants....oy vey....

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I was talking to my friend who is in Law school, he said all his apps required only uploading a single personal statement, and no interviews were mandatory. Why can't business school be the same?

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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 13:46
Totally in the same boat guys.
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 13:49
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Exactly. Alot of other graduate school disciplines have a common app....its so hard to explain to people everything that goes into the b-school process....its just insane.


Yes, and Law school is just as competitive, LSATs are just as stressful. I don't understand this answer-these-4-questions-plus-upload-a-3d-short-video stuff. oh well.
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 14:46
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Wish I was studying for the GMAT instead, was definitely less stressed


I thought I was the only one who felt that way!!

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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 15:37
You can do it, man. Just take a day off and get your mind off, and then hit it hard starting the next day. You know it's worth it, and the hard work will pay off when you're done. I have been planning my own wedding, travelling from California to Detroit for work 6-days a week, taking dance lessons (again, for the wedding), moving to a new city and apartment, and working on MBA applications. By the time my new wife and I land in Peru on Tuesday, everything is going to be done. It was hard as hell and I was in the same place you are, but I gutted through it and couldn't be happier. You've got it in you, trust me.
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 17:36
My brain hurts.
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 18:52
I'm just glad I'm nearly done...I haven't submitted any apps but essays are 88% there. For the last week or two though, I've just been tired of working on the apps - I jsut don't feel like it! To top it off, I sprained my ankle on Monday so have been hobbling around for a few days/popping pain killers. I'm looking forward to being done ;)
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 20:36
studying for the GMAT was waaaaaaaaay better ---doing apps is time-consuming, stressful and worst of all ---if i get rejected by all schools i'm applying to i am really going to hate having wasted all this time...

why are b-school apps so hard?? ugh.
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 22:23
I definitely am in the same boat!!

I used to get stressed at seeing posts/ blogs of applicants who are super-fast. But I set things in perspective. Everyone of us is different individual and work at things differently.

For almost two weeks I did not work on apps. Apps and the essays became revolting to me. Now I got the rhytm back again, but taking it easy. I expect to meet the deadlines and I acknowledge stressing over the things will not make the things faster, and even if the things are faster that is not much use either, if I am a strong candidate I will get in.

Let us not forget, stress is a thing we will have to learn living with as an MBA. And We must not let the emotion spill over from the cup, where it should be.
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Re: Burnout, Stress, Motivation [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2008, 23:15
gt7er wrote:
studying for the GMAT was waaaaaaaaay better


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