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# Ideas for Sanity

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09 Dec 2010, 11:15
If you think this waiting game is hard, just wait until you're accepted. I accepted my offer almost 3 months ago, but still have 8 to go before matriculation. Staying motivated at work is becoming extremely challenging.
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09 Dec 2010, 14:34
Sorry for the insensitivity, but you'll all be here soon.
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09 Dec 2010, 15:26
How about going over the applications already submitted and thinking "damn, it's lame. I could have done much better on that one".

Very good for one's mental health. Take my word for it.
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10 Dec 2010, 15:05
Definitely working out.
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13 Dec 2010, 06:36
vincev84 wrote:
If you think this waiting game is hard, just wait until you're accepted. I accepted my offer almost 3 months ago, but still have 8 to go before matriculation. Staying motivated at work is becoming extremely challenging.

My boyfriend said the same thing - he applied ED to Columbia last year and had something like 9 months before his last day of work (which he hated)! On the bright side, he is now just a few finals away from finishing his first semester, which he absolutely loved. Congrats on your acceptance - you have a lot to look forward to!
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14 Dec 2010, 12:13
Thanks, Abm2010. I needed the encouragement today.
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22 Dec 2010, 18:40
I've definitely been eating a lot more! Probably not good on my already high blood pressure / cholesterol I'm finding it increasingly difficult to focus on my other applications.. I have 5 more to write!
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26 Jan 2011, 00:30
a few drinks?
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WE 1: 2yrs Financial Modeling
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26 Jan 2011, 07:18
I'm getting married in May so I have that to keep me sane! Or does it keep me from being sane?
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26 Jan 2011, 07:42
A six-pack of Four Loko.
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Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Marketing
Schools: USC (Marshall) - Class of 2013
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26 Jan 2011, 16:47
Avoid these forums. I wish Dragon Age 2 would come out in early Feb, instead of early March.
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26 Jan 2011, 17:06
Dragon Age was amazing! Although it was pretty slow and hard to get into, if you persevered through you were rewarded with an amazing game! A nice way to keep myself sane.
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26 Jan 2011, 17:37
TwoThrones wrote:
Dragon Age was amazing! Although it was pretty slow and hard to get into, if you persevered through you were rewarded with an amazing game! A nice way to keep myself sane.

<3 BioWare games. Mass Effect 1 dragged me in a couple years ago.
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26 Jan 2011, 21:31
sectionalhealing wrote:
A six-pack of Four Loko.

That's hardcore.
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27 Jan 2011, 10:48
hbsalias wrote:
Actually, I don’t think I’m maintaining sanity.

I perpetually refresh both gmat club and business week. Sometimes I go to the online applications to see if something has changed when I know it will look exactly the same as the last time I saw it – 5 minutes ago. In fact, every day when I get into work, the first thing I do is load firefox and check the forums to see if any of you fine folks from across the pond added content while I was restlessly tossing and turning in bed during my usual nightmare about everyone (a crowd of adcoms engulfed in fog) laughing at me as I walked out of the interview, and I wasn’t wearing pants. What?

I can’t focus/I’m not motivated at work. When I’m not writing the nth revision of the 5*nth essay (whats the probability that... damnit the GMAT is over man, move on!!), I try to hit the gym and fight the MBA application induced weight gain. What would that be? The prospective-15?

Occasionally I’ll think, what if I get into this school… NO shut up and wait for decision day. That way, by tricking myself into thinking that I very well might not get into a school, I will feel better if I’m rejected. Right?

That’s it, I’m going home to work on some essays. Nothing like telling the same story for the 6th time in an ever so slightly different way because the adcoms are EVIL and sit in a dark room with a small lamp and think of devious plans to drive tens of thousands of people crazy every year!

Ha, this is hilarious and so true

I stay sane by putting together a worst-case scenario plan. If I get rejected from all schools, what will I do? Try again next year, apply to a safety R3 etc. That's pretty much how I deal with anxiety about anything. When I have a plan to deal with what I'm so afraid might happen, it takes some of the stress off. Some people might think this is a pessimist's approach, but I'd rather set myself up for a pleasant surprise than a huge disappointment
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27 Jan 2011, 11:14
-participate on a bunch of forums
-watch hulu+ and netflix on my roku
-play games like DOTA, sc2 (rarely play now), wii games
-play tennis! (how can i forget this one)

Haha I can't believe there are other ppl that plays DoTa on a MBA forum, we should hook up on bnet!
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28 Jan 2011, 09:31
2011App wrote:
kyro wrote:
Eat:)

Pray Love?

I like this )
Re: Ideas for Sanity   [#permalink] 28 Jan 2011, 09:31

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