Today a reader asked the question: “I am studying for a huge test, the California Bar Exam. Do you have any non-obvious, instant bar prep tips?”
My answer:I love hearing the words “non-obvious & instant” in the same phrase. It propels me to say yes, just to seem magical in some way. But, actually, in this case, yes, I actually do!
Get yourself some peppermint essential oil and throw it in the corners of your shower before turning the water on in the morning to literally jump start your attention in a way that caffeine can not, flooding the air with vaporizing peppermint. Also sniff it (even straight from the bottle) when you are studying for long/late nights. Sniff, not snort or ingest. And, please don’t put the oil on your body directly; its pretty strong and it can burn/irritate your skin if undiluted.
Take breaks that involve going outside and touching things like trees and grass(yes, I’m dead serious) and looking out far into the distance. and not reading or collecting any more material information. (no TV, no crazy Internet searching!)
Brighter, better light can help you. Go get a new full-spectrum lightbulb for the room you study in the most. It is motivating light. Seriously.
Start studying with Beethoven in the background. Certain rhymic arrangements of classical music raise your IQ, concentration & productivity. Check out THIS Concentration Music compilation on iTunes to get you started.
Eat regular meals. There is no bigger waste of time where productivity is concerned than studying with a personal energy deficit otherwise known as “hunger” or “dieting”.
And of course, see yourself passing the exam. You know, your mind can go a long way in helping you successfully cross the finish line as long as you are studying your butt off effectively! SEE YOURESLF PASSING THE EXAM over and and over before you go to bed and before you get out of bed, whenever you get some sleep from now until test time!
Good luck!!! xx Dana
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i will be taking Philippine bar exam 2012; i was born year of the tiger (1986) and this year is year of the dragon, what could be possible consequences of such considering the fact that tiger and dragon are in direct contrast of yin yang? I need to pass the bar exams…..
just do the work. the dragons and tigers mean absolutely nothing!
I will be taking national licensure exam here in japan this coming sunday,i was born 1983 (year of the pig).am i going to pass the exam?
I’m planning to take the Nclex PN exam In Los angeles on August 24,2015 I was born Feb.4,1967. Do you think I will pass the exam?
i don’t dp astrology or numerology, sorry! study well!!
I will be taking principal test 2022.i am an aries girl..1974..what should i do to pass the exam?