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How are you dealing with anxieties?

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01 Dec 2008, 12:28
I am sure I am not the only one here…

Since applying to 6 schools for Round 1 (Yale, Stern, Kellogg, Booth, Haas, Tuck) with only one interview remaining (Booth next Tuesday), I am constantly visiting this forum to see if anyone else received any news from adcom.

Yes yes, I know. It’s too early…..but I just can’t help myself.

Lately, I’ve been very unproductive at work. I used to be a morning person and got lots of work done before 11am. Now I come into work every morning and all I do is check this forum, then check all embark application webpages for status updated then back to my email account…

This past Thanksgiving weekend I spent countless hours at Best Buy trying to decide which laptop to buy for b-school. Then I began to think about other items for b-school – such as Amazon Kindle, Netbooks, Wireless Scanner, etc etc.

Now that it’s the first day of December and much closer to decision date, I am filled with anxiety attacks…

While staring and re-reading b-school main web page information over and over again, I tell myself:

“Those Tuck students in the pics look so happy…..lucky bast*rds…I wish I can be one of them…….”

“Damn you Haas adcom!!!! I paid you good money for processing my app. And now you tell me processing is behind schedule due to sheer volume of apps??? Hire more bodies!!! It’s recession!!!”

“Maybe I should have slipped $20 in the application envelope so my application will process before other applicants…” “If I donate some money to Stern alumni fund now, would they notice?????” “God, if Booth accepts me, the first thing I am gonna do is go visit their online bookstore and buy Booth sweatshirt and I am gonna wear it to gym everyday to represent…..” How are you dealing with your anxieties? What are you doing to cope with decision related issues? _________________ VP Joined: 22 Oct 2006 Posts: 1443 Schools: Chicago Booth '11 Followers: 8 Kudos [?]: 174 [0], given: 12 Re: How are you dealing with anxieties? [#permalink] Show Tags 01 Dec 2008, 12:32 ninkorn wrote: I am sure I am not the only one here… Since applying to 6 schools for Round 1 (Yale, Stern, Kellogg, Booth, Haas, Tuck) with only one interview remaining (Booth next Tuesday), I am constantly visiting this forum to see if anyone else received any news from adcom. Yes yes, I know. It’s too early…..but I just can’t help myself. Lately, I’ve been very unproductive at work. I used to be a morning person and got lots of work done before 11am. Now I come into work every morning and all I do is check this forum, then check all embark application webpages for status updated then back to my email account… This past Thanksgiving weekend I spent countless hours at Best Buy trying to decide which laptop to buy for b-school. Then I began to think about other items for b-school – such as Amazon Kindle, Netbooks, Wireless Scanner, etc etc. Now that it’s the first day of December and much closer to decision date, I am filled with anxiety attacks… While staring and re-reading b-school main web page information over and over again, I tell myself: “Those Tuck students in the pics look so happy…..lucky bast*rds…I wish I can be one of them…….” “Damn you Haas adcom!!!! I paid you good money for processing my app. And now you tell me processing is behind schedule due to sheer volume of apps??? Hire more bodies!!! It’s recession!!!” “Maybe I should have slipped$20 in the application envelope so my application will process before other applicants…”

“If I donate some money to Stern alumni fund now, would they notice?????”

“God, if Booth accepts me, the first thing I am gonna do is go visit their online bookstore and buy Booth sweatshirt and I am gonna wear it to gym everyday to represent…..”

How are you dealing with your anxieties? What are you doing to cope with decision related issues?

you are a productive one today. Welcome to gmatclub.... there is not really much you can do. Maybe find something else to occupy your time and get your mind off of the apps, at least that works for a little while.
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01 Dec 2008, 12:39
If you get hooked on crack, you will probably forget about the long wait. If you want something a little less illegal, online chess. (I am also a big reader. When I am reading I do not think about anything else.)
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01 Dec 2008, 12:40
terp26 wrote:

you are a productive one today. Welcome to gmatclub.... there is not really much you can do. Maybe find something else to occupy your time and get your mind off of the apps, at least that works for a little while.

getting my mind off apps.....I am finding this pretty much impossible....after all, next 2-3 years of my life is tied to where I am going.....
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01 Dec 2008, 12:42
raabenb wrote:
If you get hooked on crack, you will probably forget about the long wait. If you want something a little less illegal, online chess. (I am also a big reader. When I am reading I do not think about anything else.)

It wouldn't be any fun if I didn't do online gaming for money. But then there was thing on 60 minutes yesterday about how online casino site scammed the hell out of its users....

But then if I win big, I can pay for MBA with my winnings....
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01 Dec 2008, 12:52
I just keep telling myself that checking my email more frequently won't make a decision appear any sooner...so far it's been working. We'll see how this works closer to the decision date
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01 Dec 2008, 12:54
ac8706 wrote:
I just keep telling myself that checking my email more frequently won't make a decision appear any sooner...so far it's been working. We'll see how this works closer to the decision date

i've been pretty good at not checking e-mail incessantly...work keeps me busy enough thankfully. however, with mit invites expected this week, all the rules that used to work are out the window...
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01 Dec 2008, 12:54
Coronas and Jack Daniels on the rocks. +1 to the first person who "gets" this...
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01 Dec 2008, 13:00
msday86 wrote:
i've been pretty good at not checking e-mail incessantly...work keeps me busy enough thankfully. however, with mit invites expected this week, all the rules that used to work are out the window...

I guess i have no self-restraint.....
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01 Dec 2008, 13:29
ninkorn wrote:
How are you dealing with your anxieties? What are you doing to cope with decision related issues?

Hit the gym, bro...gotta be on your A-game come fall '09
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01 Dec 2008, 13:33
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Hit the gym, bro...gotta be on your A-game come fall '09

So you are supporting my "buy Booth sweatshirt and wear it to gym to represent" option?
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01 Dec 2008, 13:39
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So you are supporting my "buy Booth sweatshirt and wear it to gym to represent" option?

I can see you are dealing with your anxiety by starting threads!

Just kidding, I am right there with you... especially with regards to buying a sweatshirt and swag with the school logo on it. Hopefully have the change to do that soon!

Best of luck, keep starting threads, it gives me something to read!

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01 Dec 2008, 13:42
ha!

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I can see you are dealing with your anxiety by starting threads!

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01 Dec 2008, 13:52
ninkorn wrote:
So you are supporting my "buy Booth sweatshirt and wear it to gym to represent" option?

I'm pretty sure this was discussed in a chat a few weeks ago. The word "douchebaggery" comes to mind as the general consensus, but I was quick to point out the double standard of many people representing their state schools with gym attire. I guess that's frowned upon if you are part of the ultra-elite though...
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01 Dec 2008, 13:59
TL wrote:
I'm pretty sure this was discussed in a chat a few weeks ago. The word "douchebaggery" comes to mind as the general consensus, but I was quick to point out the double standard of many people representing their state schools with gym attire. I guess that's frowned upon if you are part of the ultra-elite though...

My roommate went to HBS campus tour few months ago and bought HBS sweatshirt. He's been wearing it around for weeks....he says:

"I know I am getting in. Look at me! How can you say no to this??? So therefore, there is nothing wrong with me wearing this shirt......"

douchebaggery...you should register that with Merriam Webster.
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01 Dec 2008, 14:01
TL wrote:
I'm pretty sure this was discussed in a chat a few weeks ago. The word "douchebaggery" comes to mind as the general consensus, but I was quick to point out the double standard of many people representing their state schools with gym attire. I guess that's frowned upon if you are part of the ultra-elite though...

I think this is true actually... being from a state school myself, when I see someone sporting a "Harvard" sweatshirt or t-shirt, I always think "oh.. come on." Of course, I am usually wearing a state school hat at the time. Perhaps community college grads look at me and say "oh.. come on!" A double standard to the T.

Everyone is entitled to show their school spirit!

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01 Dec 2008, 14:07
sam77sam7 wrote:
I think this is true actually... being from a state school myself, when I see someone sporting a "Harvard" sweatshirt or t-shirt, I always think "oh.. come on." Of course, I am usually wearing a state school hat at the time. Perhaps community college grads look at me and say "oh.. come on!" A double standard to the T.

Everyone is entitled to show their school spirit!

~Sam

LOL
I see your point. But let's say you do get into HBS and graduate with their MBA...don't you think in 3 years you will be the "douchebag" who will sport Harvard sweatshirt in the public and others will be saying "oh...come on"??
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01 Dec 2008, 14:13
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I see your point. But let's say you do get into HBS and graduate with their MBA...don't you think in 3 years you will be the "douchebag" who will sport Harvard sweatshirt in the public and others will be saying "oh...come on"??

Hahaha.. perhaps. I am not applying to HBS, but look me up in 3 years and check out my Kellogg or Dartmouth sweatshirt!
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01 Dec 2008, 14:18
sam77sam7 wrote:

Hahaha.. perhaps. I am not applying to HBS, but look me up in 3 years and check out my Kellogg or Dartmouth sweatshirt!

Why look for you in 3 years? i applied R1 to Tuck and Kellogg as well. Maybe we can both walk around in Tuck or Kellogg sweatshirts and piss off others???
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01 Dec 2008, 14:39
I totally feel your pain currently, but my anxiety is interview-related (preparing for one and hoping I get invited for another). Once those are past I'll be in good emotional shape, albeit with a keen eye on those decision release dates.
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