How to Avoid Early Bar Exam Prep Burnout

by Dustin on

Hey everyone! Dustin here from and author of the #1 Amazon bestseller the 7 Steps To Bar Exam Success. And a question recently came up from someone that I was helping, who was a repeater student, and the question was this – how do I avoid burnout early on in bar prep?

And this is a common issue for many bar prep students because I know how we are as law students, we come in there and we have this warrior mode energy of trying to get everything done, get it done quick, and what happens is that may work for the first couple of weeks of bar prep but then after that, your energy just gets drained and you just want to stop and you hit a brick wall and you want to cry and that’s where all these emotional problems come up during the bar exam that we tend to hear about and why people complain so much about the bar exam.

What I recommend is as you’re going through the bar exam, don’t treat the bar prep as a sprint. Treat it as a marathon pacing is going to be very, very important. To avoid burnout, there’s a couple of things to do. One is take at least one day off per week where you do nothing bar exam related. You don’t talk to anyone about the bar exam. You don’t even hopefully see anyone related to the bar exam.

You spend time with some family. You go out to nature. You go for a walk. You go have fun. Do something that’s fun, that’s lively that you enjoy and that’s going to recharge your spirit and gets you ready for that next week coming up.

Don’t worry, taking a day off is not going to make you fail the bar exam. In fact, it can help you pass the bar exam if you do it right and you’re systematic about it.
A second way is to really pace yourself as you go through and that really means eating healthy, that means exercising and really managing your energy.

Manage the thoughts, manage the things that come into your head if you’re coming around other stressed out bar exam students. That’s going to drain your energy. They’re using lower power language, lower power words.

Your vibration is going to just drop and it’s going to drain your energy, make you less focus. Surround yourself with higher energy people – positive people, positive audios, positive discussions and whatnot, things that are going to raise your vibration.

Food and exercise, super, super important. It’s stuff that’s very simple, very basic, but can have a huge impact because a lot of people don’t manage that well. Don’t go eat cupcakes for breakfast and then bagel for lunch and then drink a lot of coffee. That’s going to lower your energy.

It’s going to increase your stress and it’s going to cause burnout. Really managing yourself is the #1 key to preventing burnout during the bar exam. And also managing your thoughts, knowing that “Hey, I don’t have to be studying just because everyone else is studying. I don’t have to listen to so and so because they said they study 10 hours a day. I’m not studying 10 hours a day so I’m going to fail.”

Disconnecting, disassociating for what other people are doing and not comparing yourself to what they’re doing. Just focus on what you got to do and where you want to go.

That’s a key to avoiding burnout during your bar prep. I hope that tip serves you. If it does, go ahead and hit the like button below please and also share it with someone that could benefit from this. Also, head on over to and get your 12 Keys To Bar Exam Success. It’s a free pdf guide that I’m sending you to help you on your bar exam journey. Until next time. I’ll see in the next video. And always remember that your name appears on the pass list.

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