It's that time of year again, when thousands of young attorneys-to-be trek to an enormous exam center and sit through 2-3 days of grueling test taking.
It's an exercise in high intensity endurance.
I took my first Bar Exam in New York 16 years ago (the second one I took was several years later in Florida), but I still remember clearly the days leading up to it. I was full of anxiety and overwhelming panic. A couple of days before the exam I was nauseous and I could barely breathe.
You see, I hadn't studied nearly as much as my friends and colleagues. But even even if I had, it still wouldn't have been enough because the material young lawyers have to memorize for the Bar Exam is so extensive that no matter how hard or how long you study, you still feel like you don't know anything.
And that was exactly how I felt the weekend before my exam.
I was sure I was going to fail.
Luckily, though, I had already encountered the (highly useful) practices of yoga and meditation, and I was beginning to put them into action in my life. And not a moment too soon because without them I would not have had the calm, clarity, and focus to survive the Bar Exam with such ease.
Are you (or someone you know) on the verge (or in the midst) of a panic attack right before the Bar Exam?
If so, keep reading because I'm going to share with you the 5 best ways to stay calm leading into and during your exam. I used these methods myself and they worked—I passed both exams on the first try (and both after studying 50% less than everyone else around me).
I want YOU to pass your exam. So trust me on these.