You’re probably getting a headache from all the news about the novel coronavirus, the contradictory posts in your social feed, and companies you forgot existed emailing you random thoughts about COVID-19 (“we’re here for you”).
While I reserve the right as an introvert to smugly judge those who have cabin fever after ONE day of quarantine (what the hell’s wrong with you guys), I understand that this pandemic may be seriously impacting your livelihood—or even threatening your lives or those around you.
Bad news one minute, good news the next.
Despair and hope, rinse and repeat.
Look. Things have changed. Accept it.
We don’t have all the information. We don’t know what’s going to happen. We have to adapt to the new situation, but without panicking.
We’re all susceptible to panic. Panic causes regressive reasoning, which effectively turns us back into children. But we also have the ability to trigger a “circuit breaker” to go back to making rational and growth-oriented decisions.
Just like how we are “flattening the curve” of new infections through social distancing and lockdowns, we can “flatten the curve” of how we react to the situation.
Here are some “circuit breakers” to consider if you are preparing for the next bar exam (or just scared in general).Continue reading “Coronavirus and Bar Exam Preparation (Do You Study Now or Later?)”