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Manage Your Energy not Your Time During the Bar Exam

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Many people are all about time management during the bar exam.  They want to know how many hours they should spend on different subjects, how many hours to put to the bar exam every day, and how much time it’s going to take to become fully prepared.  That is all good, but the bar exam really comes down to your energy management, more-so, than your time management.

Why Energy Management is Important

Energy management is important because the bar exam ultimately comes down to retention.  If you are not retaining the information you are studying, then what’s it all for?  If you are overburdened, overwhelmed, stressed to the max, then you are not going to remember what it is you are studying.

You are a human being, not a machine.  It’s important to understand your mind and body needs as you go along during your bar exam.  Balancing your exercise routine, eating habits, time with family and loved one, and breaks you take from studying with your studies are vital to ensure bar exam success.

How to Manage Your Bar Exam Energy

  • Take short breaks throughout the day
  • Exercise frequently
  • Take at least one day off per week
  • Watch your favorite TV show
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine
  • Eat meals, not muffins
  • Get plenty of rest

Setting block time and managing what you accomplish in time blocks throughout the day is important, but you can only be fully effective in managing your time if you are also setting aside time to manage your energy. Do it well and you ensure a more clear, stress-free prep, and passing bar exam results come results day.

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