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Days When You Feel Stupid? I am making stupid mistakess [#permalink]
05 Aug 2006, 16:26
Not sure what is wrong with my brain today. I am making stupid mistake after mistake...Concepts that I usually can get right away are hard..I can't even do simple multiplication
Anyone else ever have a "stupid' day when nothing is going right?
I think I may quit studying for tonight and pick up tomorrow before my confidence is decreased any further:(
It's probably lot more common than you think! I've had more than 1 stupid day. Like today. It took me more than 3 minutes to solve a simple work/rate problem - something that would take me less than a minute typically.
Re: Days When You Feel Stupid? I am making stupid mistakess [#permalink]
06 Aug 2006, 11:58
Not sure what is wrong with my brain today. I am making stupid mistake after mistake...Concepts that I usually can get right away are hard..I can't even do simple multiplication Anyone else ever have a "stupid' day when nothing is going right? I think I may quit studying for tonight and pick up tomorrow before my confidence is decreased any further:(
Everyone has these days. I remember one day when I did 8+4 = 16. Couldn't find the right answer in teh choices, checked my work. Did 8+4 = 16 again. Did it a third time. On the fourth try, I realized my mistake.
Another friend of mine who was studying with me did 10*10 = 1000, three times in a row before realizing his mistake.
Another one I remeber is doing 7*7 = 69 .... stumped for a half hour on that one till I noticed the mistake.
Definitely happens to me. Unfortunately my worst stupid day was on my first GMAT a few years ago. I am an algebra whiz but got completely stuck on a simple question, which will haunt me forever: "Jose throws a baseball at 90 mph. How many feet per second is that?" I got a dozen different answers, and none were in the ballpark (haha), and before I knew it, I'd killed 15 minutes!! Raced through the rest of my test and bombed.
Of course if you're actually at the test center you can't say, "I'm having a stupid day...can I start again tomorrow?" But if that happens in practice, stop for a while and go do something brainless. If you start to mentally click again, go back to studying.
One thing I will say is that if you avoid too many carbs and eat more protein and veggies and fruit, you will have fewer stupid days. The carbs make me mentally foggy.
I am actually having one today ... tried to solve some problems today morning and took 3:41sec for a geometry one and 2:5xsecs for an LCM problem.
Yesterday tried to take a test and *bombed* it literally... didn't even bother to look at the scores...
Reading this thread makes me feel a little better... thinking I am not alone. Any way of avoiding such days?
I have my "stupid" days too... actually they are more lazy than stupid, cause I make stupid mistakes when I don't care too much about what I am doing... just doing to get rid of guilt that I have if I don't study... I believe that the more energized and positive you are, the less idiotic mistakes you will make.
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Iceland I would run to Ireland... at least you'd see some light there... and may be drink whiskey with Bono
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