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23 Nov 2011, 11:19

Stress Management During Applications - What Do You Do?

How do you manage stress during Application?
That involves stress during the application time and also after you have submitted and now waiting for interview invites or application decisions.

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23 Nov 2011, 11:25
i read motivational and self help books. Perticularly those by Swami Vivekananda are an awsome read during such times.
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23 Nov 2011, 11:41
watch motivational movies, finished seabiscuit, glory, forest gump, and bucket list in 2 working days.
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23 Nov 2011, 12:07
Watch the movie "Patton" over and over again

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23 Nov 2011, 16:12
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Somehow drinking was not a choice.

Drinking.

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23 Nov 2011, 22:03
CheatingatSolitaire wrote:
Somehow drinking was not a choice.

Drinking.

hehe, I do that after a ding !
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23 Nov 2011, 23:28
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I don't really have much of a chance to stress out over applications. I was suddenly told I had to get something done for work yesterday, which kept me up until 4 am. I've got plenty of things to sort out in my personal life. Some schools want official transcripts before they issue their final decision. Both of my soccer teams are plagued with injuries so there's always clamor for those of us uninjured players to be available. My parents have somehow found a way to visit me four times this month (I'm a 7 hour flight away from home). One of the people closest to me is finishing up grad school on the other side of the world and has gone through over a dozen interviews, with a few last chances remaining - I absolutely must help her secure the offer. It's optimal outdoor weather now so everyone who has a pet interest (tennis, kitesurfing, etc) puts out tempting invitations. I have to constantly rebuff guitar students who want private lessons - I'm doing this as a community (ie. personalized lessons would defeat the purpose of the activity) service, not for a living (no, I don't want you to pay me). I'm working on someone's portrait (part of the personal life time-consumption) and can almost feel synaptic pathways being reconnected (I come from an artistic family but threw the visual arts away in disgust after I tried to give my mother a portrait of one of her actor hunks that just didn't work out the way I wanted it to.. 15 years ago). One of my biggest goals is to actually improve my knowledge of the local language and my analyst has given me a great systematic framework for doing that.

So in short, I've got enough to keep me busy while schools huddle. And yes, I still do have time to think "c'mon, ladies and gentlemen of the Admissions Committee, c'mon!"

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23 Nov 2011, 23:34
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24 Nov 2011, 09:03
I am too busy to have time to worry about the result more than the last 1-2 days before the result!!

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10 Apr 2012, 04:57
Of course reading good books are the best option to minimize stress but i prefer some fun games in-spite of it. As it not only relax my mind but also energize me with full of enthusiasm.

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10 Apr 2012, 13:27
spend entire days on gmatclub and checking my personal email - this is post application though..

during actual application process, i just kept reminding myself why I am doing this.
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10 Apr 2012, 20:12
Realize that the MBA itself will be much more stressful and you'll look back on app season fondly.
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11 Apr 2012, 05:14
Luckily, I got completely bombarded with work and grad school assignments throughout February and March. Keeping busy was all I really had to stay somewhat sane and force myself back to the present without dwelling too much on the future. I also went on a snowboarding trip in the middle of the interview invitation period, so having a reason to stay away from constantly checking my email was a good stress-reliever as well.
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11 Apr 2012, 14:54
Usually I am juggling around five things at once at any given time. If I get stressed about one of those, I switch to the other. Rinse. Repeat. If all else fails, I rant to bb on IM. Or GoBruin. He's usually at the receiving end of my rants which usually begin with, "GB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG I WANT TO DIE"

But. It's all good.

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11 Apr 2012, 14:58
To add on to that. When I applied to HBS, I was really nervous and just anxious. But now with the second application in for the Stanny goat, I'm kinda just like, "Alright, I put in my best effort ... ish. It's up to them to decide if they want me; I'm not gonna change what I do for them, so muahahahaha" - ish. The key word is always "ish"

I have three weeks left till I graduate from my undergrad, so I intend to fully utilize that time for advancing to the most advanced stage of senioritis.

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13 May 2012, 18:23
Go to GMATCLUB.com of course!

Watch sports, exercise, etc. I'm not doing anything that differently to be honest. To me at least, the more normal of a routine I get in, the less I think about the next round of decision deadlines, etc. They will come soon enough.

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13 May 2012, 20:26
Gym of course. Show up angry, leave happy.
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15 May 2012, 16:12
Watch Hindi movies.

Seriously, everything always works out for those guys, why can't it work for me? So what if I'm not Shahrukh Khan?

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16 May 2012, 09:22
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