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# Mental health

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02 Mar 2012, 05:05
For those of you who have trouble studying, have you changed your lifestyle (for the sake of the GMAT) in any way to improve your concentration and stamina? New multivitamins, a new workout regimen, etc?
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Jerome: *$&#(*%&(*#%& Manager Joined: 23 Feb 2012 Posts: 216 Location: India Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship Schools: Said GMAT 1: 710 Q44 V44 GPA: 2.9 WE: Marketing (Computer Software) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 22 Re: Mental health [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Mar 2012, 08:26 Okay, I started prep 6 weeks ago and I have had a real hard time. I have had to wake up very early in the morning to be able to put in 4-5 hours for the GMAT. Trouble is, I am totally not used to studying so hard. So, I would get really, really tired for the rest of the entire day. I am in IBM and have to put in a full day's work. I took care to sleep well, sleep early, eat energy foods.. but I am almost always dead tired because of my prep. But just a few days ago I figured I needed to see a doctor for my fatigue. She diagnosed it as severe stress. So I am on medication for stress. It seems to be helping. I have been a little less tired the last few days. _________________ If you like it, Kudo it! "There is no alternative to hard work. If you don't do it now, you'll probably have to do it later. If you didn't need it now, you probably did it earlier. But there is no escaping it." 710 Debrief. Crash and Burn Manager Joined: 26 Jun 2011 Posts: 248 Location: India GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41 Followers: 13 Kudos [?]: 76 [0], given: 26 Re: Mental health [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Mar 2012, 13:36 budablasta wrote: But just a few days ago I figured I needed to see a doctor for my fatigue. She diagnosed it as severe stress. So I am on medication for stress. It seems to be helping. I have been a little less tired the last few days. Personal advice : People, please don't do this to yourself. Take some extra time if you need, reschedule. But such an overkill would hurt - you may be putting 5 hours in your preps, but you will not retain as much as you should. Studying for three hours at 100% efficiency may be a better idea. To each his own, it is just an advice. _________________ The chase begins ... Moderator Joined: 10 May 2010 Posts: 825 Followers: 25 Kudos [?]: 407 [0], given: 192 Re: Mental health [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Mar 2012, 15:32 Slow and Steady Wins the Race. GMAT is not a cram exam, it will be counter productive. _________________ The question is not can you rise up to iconic! The real question is will you ? Manager Joined: 06 Jan 2012 Posts: 88 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 20 Re: Mental health [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Mar 2012, 15:45 I've started doing P-90X (workout routine). When I feel I want a break, I do a little bit of exercise to clear my head. I'm pretty weak, but I (as well as my friends) have noticed a fairly substantial strength increase just a few weeks in, which in turn has boosted my confidence quite a bit. For some reason, after I work out, it makes me feel more driven to succeed on the GMAT/other aspects of life **cough cough with women cough cough** I also watch tv shows and play videogames to help relieve stress and tension. You definitely want to have an outlet to help you relax while you prep for the GMAT. Manager Joined: 23 Feb 2012 Posts: 216 Location: India Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship Schools: Said GMAT 1: 710 Q44 V44 GPA: 2.9 WE: Marketing (Computer Software) Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 22 Re: Mental health [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Mar 2012, 20:47 AbhiJ, dreamchase, you guys are seriously right. I have given myself only 2 months to prep before I want to squeeze into R3 of some bschools. That's the reason for all the stress. I think I should extend my GMAT by a month, get a much better score and try more comfortably in R1 next year. _________________ If you like it, Kudo it! "There is no alternative to hard work. If you don't do it now, you'll probably have to do it later. If you didn't need it now, you probably did it earlier. But there is no escaping it." 710 Debrief. Crash and Burn Manager Joined: 21 Sep 2008 Posts: 196 Concentration: Strategy, Economics GMAT Date: 07-17-2015 GPA: 3.57 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 18 Re: Mental health [#permalink] ### Show Tags 02 Mar 2012, 23:21 I seriously think I have adult ADHD (the condition doesn’t exist in my country haha) because I find it really hard to focus which is very unfortunate, given that I can afford to study 6-8 hours a day (I’m a chef). What’s helped my concentration most are these Hair and Nails multivitamins I got from Amazon (or was it Costco?) and water fasting (I don’t recommend this to anyone). I do Jillian Michaels every morning because listening to her talk is a bit like practicing CR. I also cleaned and moved the furniture around in my room to make it more study-friendly. My exam date’s 4 days before my deadline in April; having the rest of the app taken care of before even starting my month of study has helped me somewhat. CAN’T WAIT TO GET THIS OVER WITH. Ugh, so hard to secure a future these days. _________________ Life with the GMAT: Jerome: Ben, c'est 20 secondes de plus qu'hier sur le meme parcours! C'etait bien le meme parcours la, non?! Gigi: Mais t'enerve pas, Jerome, je crois que t'as accroche une porte. Jerome: *$&#(*%&(*#%&

Manager
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02 Mar 2012, 23:46
FatRiverPuff wrote:
.... CAN’T WAIT TO GET THIS OVER WITH. Ugh, so hard to secure a future these days.

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Manager
Joined: 23 Feb 2012
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02 Mar 2012, 23:48
dreamchase wrote:
budablasta wrote:

But just a few days ago I figured I needed to see a doctor for my fatigue. She diagnosed it as severe stress. So I am on medication for stress. It seems to be helping. I have been a little less tired the last few days.

Personal advice : People, please don't do this to yourself. Take some extra time if you need, reschedule. But such an overkill would hurt - you may be putting 5 hours in your preps, but you will not retain as much as you should. Studying for three hours at 100% efficiency may be a better idea.
To each his own, it is just an advice.

But the brutal truth of our times, one is stressed out and dead tired even if one isn't prepping for a competitive exam like the GMAT. Work is bad enough. The fight for promotions and increments takes out the soul out.
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22 Mar 2012, 20:31
I agree with the physical health aspect of things. I usually go out for a bike ride or a swim before attacking the GMAT. Helps me focus and makes me feel less restless.
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02 Apr 2012, 17:07
Mental health is a dangerous problem our society .
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02 Apr 2012, 17:10
i agree about it and i will join it as soon as possible
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02 Apr 2012, 17:10
i agree about it and i will join it as soon as possible
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02 Apr 2012, 17:11
anybody here and understand what i am say ?
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02 Apr 2012, 17:12
you understood something then contack me
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02 Apr 2012, 17:16
Mental health is effect somebody .
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03 Apr 2012, 19:44
And before you start studying, definitely get a girlfriend (or boyfriend). You social and sex life go to the gutter!
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