Thank you :) ugh I woke up at 6:30 from pain and just to make things even better it’s so cold so I’m shivering which makes everything 10x worse
ugh how do you even go to sleep when there is a war going on in your body i mean can’t you just wait until the morning
i can never win can i
I can’t even describe it and I shudder whenever I think about it
But basically it’s the worst pain I have ever been through
It feels like 10 knives are being stabbed into my tailbone area simultaneously for about 10 seconds and then stops and repeats every 5 minutes. It’s the worst kind of sharp, shooting pain and is definitely about a 9 on the pain scale
It is honestly horrible and never goes away completely I am actually suffering so much right now pls help me I have taken meds twice already today
Lately I have been experiencing some weird symptoms like granted I go through the usual cramps towards the appropriate time
And the pains have become so bad that I just spent a good 10 minutes hunched over in the bathroom unable to move and I felt so freaking nauseated and no relief was felt even when I managed to succumb to the nausea and ugh lately I have also become increasingly moody which is just bad for everyone overall
#1 reason why being female sucks: this for sure
Some great tips on studying that got me thinking.
There are plenty of great posts out there on medblrs and beyond that give excellent study tips, and so I’m not going to give a ‘how to study’ lesson, because I feel that really is an individual thing. Find something that works for you, and if it doesn’t work, change something. Plan in advance, and break up the topics you need to study so you know what you’re going to fit in when.
But, here are a few things that I do that I thought I’d share:
I have a Wall of Inspiration next to my desk. What is this? I printed out lots of photos of my friends and family as a reminder of fun times. So that when it’s 2am and I’m tired, I can take a break and motivate myself to work by remembering the good times, and remembering that after said exam I’ll be able to hang out with them again.
If you move around a lot, take some really persona stuff with you, like some photos or a poster you like, things that will make your room feel more like home. Studying away from your ‘home’ can be hard, so making your accommodation feel homely can help you feel at ease when studying there. You really don’t want the room you’re going to spend months studying in to feel like a jail cell.
Have a flexible revision timetable. Some days I just wouldn’t feel like studying the topic that was down for that day, so I switched the timetable around. Everything gets covered, but you don’t feel pressured to tackle a horrible subject on a bad day. But remember to tackle your hardest subjects first; you don’t want to leave them until the end and forget them altogether, particularly if they are a big proportion of the marks. Remember that obscure, rare, fun stuff is never as important (both in exams and in real life) as the common and the serious stuff, so revise accordingly. Don’t get bogged down revising the stuff that you like and know already. Oh, and attend the lectures and pay attention in class; revising is much, much easier if you’re familiar with the material.
I know some people advocate complete facebook etc shutdown, and that works for some people, but it’s not the only way. I’ve always found my mind can wander if I try to focus for too long at once, so I structure study breaks into my studies. That way you get built in breaks, and you can have treats as long as you get what you planned done. You won’t feel guilty about going on facebook or watching that episode if that was your reward for an afternoon’s solid work, and you’re on-track with your studies. Win-win.
Meals and drinking fluids are important to structure into your study time, they break up the monotony and refresh you all at once. Fruit and nuts are perfect snacks. I know some students are really into exercise, but even if you’re not, there’s always time for a half-hour walk. Your deep veins will thank you!
1. Prioritize being kind.
2. Be there when it matters.
3. Learn the value of silence.
4. Never betray a confidence.
5. Never take advantage of them.
6. Help to cheer them up when they’re having a bad day.
7. Show an interest in their life, and what matters to them.
8. Overlook those small offenses.
9. Be someone who forgives.
10. Make sure they feel valued, and important to you.