Anxiety

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Algernon Jackson 2l
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Anxiety

Postby Algernon Jackson 2l » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:58 am

How are you guys coping with the anxiety that this class causes?

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Re: Anxiety

Postby SelenaDahabreh1D » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:08 pm

Take a breather. If you are anxious with regards to the final (as I am sure most of us are), I would recommend taking a few moments to write down what you do know and what you don't know. I personally like to take the time to go through each learning objective on all of the outlines and make note of my knowledge on each of those bullet points. Also, if you feel comfortable with one topic, then I would recommend putting less of your energy practicing questions for that topic and instead focus your energy on concepts that may seem a bit newer to you. Hope this helps! You're going to do great!

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Victoria Dao 3G » Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:25 pm

Hey, just a couple of more days left! We've got this. I try to take breaks and limit my chemistry studying to 1 hour periods at a time. That way you keep yourself from being consumed from chemistry. Taking deep breaths, going on walks, and eating are great ways to take your mind off!

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Re: Anxiety

Postby jadensteplight_2F » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:53 pm

I have been dealing with my anxious thoughts by grounding myself. In regards to this final, we still have a few days. I have been planning out my time to study so I do not get to overloaded. Try not to this class overwhelm your time. Take breaks often. Do other activities. And all you can do is try your best. We're on the home stretch, and I know that you've got this!

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Re: Anxiety

Postby 905409193 » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:13 pm

It can get overwhelming when you spend hours focusing on one course. just like a previous person mentioned, try working in increments of 1 hour with breaks in between. Try changing your scenery if you can. Remember to take breaks, eat snacks, and move away from the screen periodically. We're almost at the end now so stay strong, we'll soon have some well deserved time off!

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Chelsea_Guzman_3C » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:18 pm

Planning out a schedule of topics to study over helps me feel less overwhelmed. Taking breaks and changing settings also helps reduce my anxiety. Only a few more days left, you got this!

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Re: Anxiety

Postby kateraelDis1L » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:21 pm

I know it's generic but creating a list of things to do whether topics to go over, or chores around the house really help make you feel like you're getting something done. I for one have been very overwhelmed with the amount of hours of chem review that I could go to so I feel like there's just too much for me to get anything done. ALSO study using the POMODORO technique. Just look it up ;)

Navdha Sharma 3J
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Navdha Sharma 3J » Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:22 pm

Anxiety is normal. All of us want to do well and push ourselves to new limits. But I find that while trying to do well, I often forget the importance of taking breaks. It is crucial to step away from what you have been doing. As mentioned above a change of scenery really helps a lot!

All the best! You got this!!

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Re: Anxiety

Postby YUNALEE » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:57 pm

just remind yourself it's almost over hahahah
and that this is one quarter over many many more to come, we will adapt and persevere

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Ryan_Page_1J » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:15 pm

EXCERCISE! I know you have seen Lavelle advocate for this, but it is super important and helpful. Exercising releases feel-good endorphins that help ease anxiety. It also helps your brain study and retain information...the more oxygen and blood that the brain gets, the better it will perform. Getting away from studying for a bit is just another bonus lol.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Summer_Corona 3L » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:13 pm

Yeah dealing with test anxiety is hard. However, I've learned that studying too much causes me to tire myself out mentally more and I now try to balance between relaxing and studying. Also just doing things for self-care, such as eating enough everyday; having a moment to yourself to do what you enjoy; or even exercising are all different ways to calm your nerves

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Uyenvy Nguyen 1D » Thu Dec 10, 2020 11:16 pm

I like to listen to mellow music while I study! I also like to remind myself that it'll be over with soon, and since the final is early on in the week, I'll have time to study for other classes throughout the week without worrying about chem

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Re: Anxiety

Postby AHUNT_1A » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:25 am

Chelsea_Guzman_1B wrote:Planning out a schedule of topics to study over helps me feel less overwhelmed. Taking breaks and changing settings also helps reduce my anxiety. Only a few more days left, you got this!



This right here ! 110%

Jasmine Yi 1G
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Jasmine Yi 1G » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:26 am

I try to take breaks and remind myself that being too stressed will probably hurt my grades rather than help it.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby marlene 1K » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:50 pm

I'm feeling really anxious about the test. I know I understand the concepts but I'm not very good under a time crunch and get frustrated really fast so I'm trying to work on not getting nervous while taking the test and just doing the best I can on homework problems, textbook problems, and anything else that'll help. You got this though, don't stress too much! And make sure to rest and eat well!!

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Alexandra Ahlschlager 1L » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:54 pm

Whenever I'm feeling really anxious about something, I like to take a break by going on a walk and just listening to music. It really helps me take my mind off of what is stressing me out and just overall helps me feel more refreshed.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Charisma Arreola 2F » Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:57 pm

Remember that a grade does not define you, and take a breather. Stop thinking about the class for a bit, and instead do something that makes you happy. Then come back, study, and feel better about everything that is going on.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Jonathan3B » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:41 pm

I don't know, because no matter how much or how hard I study I have not gotten the grades I wanted on the previous midterms. So the standards aren't very high, but I know I am doing my best and there is not much else I can do.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Jason_Glass_2L » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:17 pm

I'm coping my anxiety by taking intermittent breaks to do things I enjoy more because studying for too many hours straight make anxiety even worse for me.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Jade_Tai_2L » Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:20 pm

Study for a bit, then take a short break (repeat)! I have bad habits with last minute cramming, but it honestly just gives me more anxiety. I've been trying to go exercise more, since it takes my mind off studying for a bit.

Jalyn Davis 3D
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Jalyn Davis 3D » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:24 pm

I am also getting a lot of anxiety about the final, but I'm trying to plan what I am going to study ahead of time and take breaks. Also trying to practice some mindfulness and positive affirmations.

Can Yilgor 2D
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Can Yilgor 2D » Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:40 pm

I review my notes to be sure that I know everything that I need to know for the finals. Besides that, listening to music is a nice way to deal with stress.

Lisa Wang 3B
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Lisa Wang 3B » Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:55 pm

The best way for me to cope is take a small nap, which always energizes me afterwards.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Angela Marie Guevarra Dis3F » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:44 pm

Honestly, just knowing that I'm trying is what's keeping me grounded. Personally, this class (or any of my classes) haven't been easy online and it's okay if I'm not doing as well as I thought I would going into the course. Don't stress too much, you're doing your best :)

Orla Lynagh-Shannon 1F
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Orla Lynagh-Shannon 1F » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:46 pm

I have definitely found that I am slightly more stressed than usual due to not getting out of the house as often. I have found going on a walk to be very helpful, both to reduce stress and to refresh my mind so I can get back to studying.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Kayko Lee 1C » Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:18 pm

Personally I find it relaxing when I talk to my close friends! So whenever I take breaks I talk with them because it offers a temporary relief from anxieties and it also helps me not spiral into only thinking about myself and what I can do/ can't do and being in the company of others keeps my perspectives open if that makes sense

Ximeng Guo 2K
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Ximeng Guo 2K » Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:01 am

I am very stressed during the final week also.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby apurva-3E » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:21 am

Deep breaths

Will Pham 1J
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Will Pham 1J » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:24 am

I just try to reassure myself I know more than I'm making myself think I know. Also I remind myself that not doing well in one class won't actually do anything negative to my life

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Gerardo Ortega 2F » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:28 am

I try looking towards the future. Since this was my first quarter at UCLA, I hope to learn from my mistakes and improve my study habits so that I can do better in 14B.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Daniela_Martinez_3B » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:52 pm

Finals week is tough, but a cup of tea always helps me calm my nerves

Ryan Agcaoili 2E
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Ryan Agcaoili 2E » Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:12 pm

In order to manage my anxiety, I tend to exercise by taking a quick jog so that I can get my mind off academics.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby FrancescaHawkins2H » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:19 pm

I find that doing things like cleaning or exercising help me to relieve stress because I am allowing myself to take a break from academics but I still am able to feel like I am doing something productive.

Alison Perkins 2B
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Alison Perkins 2B » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:32 pm

Make some tea and tidy up your room! Or change study locations every so often. Keeping a fresh scenery is important especially when you're stuck at home.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Vanessa Perez » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:01 pm

cleaning up my space makes me feel less anxious. I normally end up cleaning the whole house without even noticing haha

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Re: Anxiety

Postby almost_ethan » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:06 pm

What I do to get my mind off coursework is watch a new show, HBO shows are always good--so I would recommend going down the list of shows on HBO Max.

Zoe Staggs 3B
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Zoe Staggs 3B » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:57 pm

I think to myself — the worse case scenario is that I fail the class. If I do fail, I can use that as an opportunity to grow and improve my study habits even more for the future. So ruminating does nothing good; if you worry about something you experience the thing you feared twice. So the only productive thing to do is to solidify my understanding of the material and work hard. This usually calms me down.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Vivian Chang 3L » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:59 pm

I have definitely had a lot of anxiety associated with this class, but I am honestly just a very anxious person in general. What really helped me is preparing VERY thoroughly for midterms/final. Reviewing the material over and over makes me feel like I am less likely to make careless mistakes on the test. I also like studying with a friend who always gives me a lot of reassurance before tests! Even though studying weirdly relieves my anxiety, taking breaks is a must too. I try to spread out my studying so I don't feel too rushed or overwhelmed. If I'm feeling too stressed, I like to just call it a day and pick up where I left off the next day.

Megan Hulsy 1A
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Megan Hulsy 1A » Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:44 pm

I have super bad anxiety, especially related to this class. I find that taking breaks and studying a bit every day helps to relieve it for sure! :) Honestly, it gets very rough around midterms/final exams so we gotta persevere through this, and the only way to is through minimal studying that won't cause any burnout!

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Re: Anxiety

Postby 505598869 » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:16 pm

I'm glad I'm not alone with this.

Sachi Sengupta 2C
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Sachi Sengupta 2C » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:19 pm

This class makes me super anxious too! I try to just take it one day at a time. Make sure you allot some time throughout the day to do something that relaxes you.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Violet Kwan 3H » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:06 pm

It helps to plan out how much you will work/study each day so you won't get overwhelmed trying to cram. Also, it's always good to take breaks and do relaxing things like watch shows, call friends, or etc. for self-care. :)

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Re: Anxiety

Postby BKoh_2E » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:11 pm

I always make sure to exercise when I feel anxious. It might seem like a lot of effort, but I guarantee you'll feel better afterwards.

Jonathan Malau 1F
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Jonathan Malau 1F » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:58 pm

For one thing, to cope with anxiety, I have been trying to make sure that I drink enough water throughout the day. Staying hydrated has really helped.

Sheryl Ocampo 1D
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Sheryl Ocampo 1D » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:01 pm

I try studying with other people so I can at least bounce ideas off of others

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Savana Maxfield 3F » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:26 pm

I have a lot of anxiety when it comes to this class and taking exams in general, and I find it relieving to talk to family and friends to take a break from studying!

Hannah Biju 1E
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Hannah Biju 1E » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:28 pm

I definitely have a lot of anxiety when it comes to test taking in general but especially for this class this quarter. I really find it helpful to make sure I spend time with my friends and family (even though that may be difficult during these times), but I find my problems kind of don't exist for a while when I spend time with them.

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Tanya Bearson 2K » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:53 pm

One thing that really helps me deal with my anxiety is to get a good night's sleep. It can often feel like there is so much to do that you do not have enough time to sleep but rest is incredibly important and allows you to be more productive in the long run. I find that the later it gets into the night the more stressed I get but everything always seems simpler in the morning! I know this is much easier said than done but remember that taking care of yourself will allow you to get more out of your classes and life in general :)

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Re: Anxiety

Postby Simer_Shera_2D » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:59 pm

I know this class can be pretty stressful given its strict grade scale and dense topics but just remember how far you've come! I've been reminding myself that it's almost the end of the quarter and that we have worked hard learning and interpreting the material presented to us, even in the remote format which inevitably makes engaging learning more challenging. You're doing amazing and we're almost to the finish line!

Allan Nguyen 2G
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Re: Anxiety

Postby Allan Nguyen 2G » Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:56 am

This probably isn't the best advice but I literally just study to the point I am no longer nervous. I kinda just do as many practice problems as I can and it just makes more confident in doing chemistry problems in regards to future exams.


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