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That's a big problem to fight agains anxiety, that decrease potential of working for long time.
Please give some advice about how to decrease this anxiety feeling.
What are you doing guys in this direction ?
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Default hope this helps regarding anxiety

Hi,
some suggestions-get a massage-it is highly recommended for anxiety, and/or practice pranayamas like Bhramari and Ujjayi by first checking them out at Youtube or get treatment by an Acupuncturist, this can be useful for things like repetitive thinking, stress and anxiety.
Once a friend told me about an experience with energy healing. He told me that one morning something happened that caused him and his family to become extremely upset and angry and anxious, that very day by chance he and his family met with a Reiki energy healer, and the healer did a healing session with them, it helped them immensely. Maybe such a thing may also help. I would also like to suggest some interval training-alternate running and walking. This should help in a number of ways, like improving stamina and ability to focus. But the main thing is not to overexert yourself or you may injure yourself.

As far as studying is concerned first read or listen to lectures from sources like Uworld or Kaplan or DIT to try and understand the material rather than trying to memorize without understanding as memorization without understanding can be too overwhelming and usually is too much effort for too little return, (for memorization check out ANKI based Yousmle, the yousmle blog has resources that look very good-his logical explanations seem to be what the Usmle tests) also while listening to or reading the material rephrase into your own words as doing well on the tests will require active learning rather than passive, test what you understand and remember via nbmes, the listening to great lectures or reading uw will help you in discovering what you really need to memorize compared to what you thought you needed to memorize. A great tip l read in medschooltutorscom blog is to know minimum what 50% of the qbank users get right, once you are comfortable with that stuff, go for the stuff that fewer people get right.
Hope this helps, and Pray for me.
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Echkart Tolle - The power of Now
and there are tooooo many youtube videos of him just to have a preview what he has to share

Hello i am having the same thing.. what you need is in you and to discover it please do yourself a favor and read this book the power of now eckhart tolle.. when i focus i get 86 on uw and when i am distracted i get 77 and it's so obvious that the mistakes i made in the lower score test is not cos lack of my knowledge what i learned from these exams that more than knowledge they are psychological tests and there is no way that you learn and memorise every every every single detail in the text books and even if you are not focused and panic you won't be able to choose the correct answer even if you have mtb books open in front of you in the exam.. what i realized is we are doctors and whatever we do is we have to take an imidiate action without thinking and trusting our gut feeling.. this is the only truth i think.. the problem is when you trust your instinct and feel peaceful and focused you will take the right action, this will lead you and if your mind is running crazy and you take the first action comes in to your thought it maye be the wrong action and in the exam this will make you choose the wrong answer in the er this may make you choose antihistaminic plus steroid for the asthma attack patient instead of inhaled b agonist ( my first day in the er in a remote hospital i was the only doctor in the er an asthmatic patient came shortness of breath and she was my first patient ever in my life that i was in charge that day i was soo scared and flight of ideas and thinking thinking thinking and my mind and my thoughts was running my body not me so i told the nurse lets do avil/dekort and she was an old er nurse and she was like shall i preapare ventoline for you and i was like ohhhhhhhh waiiiiiiiit i graduated from the best med faculty in mu country with a perfect grade and i absolutely know i must give b agonist not avil )

So in short in the exam the score you do is about how you let yourself choose the answer not your mind and you realised that fact so you opened that tittle in the forum ^_^ how i overcome my anxiety is when you just relax the answer comes to you

I feeled that urge to resend my password and sign in and write this post

So maybe you are ready and this may help

You can read eckhart tolle power of now and also there are other books of him but i didn't read them yet.. they are in english and i was like how will i find them my exam is in a month than they found me i am sure you will find them if can't msg me ))

And there are a lot of youtube videos of him you can listen to them whenever you feel anxious.. sometimes i do it after i do bad on my uw and than feel better and continue studying.. just good luck and believe in your self i know you can you know you can

I didnt read the post above cos it was too long and i wrote that long post so i will write a short sentence above the post now for the ones like me who don't like reading long posts

Good luck my friend
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dant i just read your post now and i am agree with you : )) all the prayers are with you no worries ^_^
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Thank you very much guys for nice reply here.
I can get watched some videos like MOTIVATION on Youtube, or just listen an inspirational music, but an interior feeling is much important here during study, because only on a good wave you can read and assimilate information.

I can spell for my self, that PUT MORE POWER IN, MORE POWER, and it give some force for me, trust is important, that you know and are confident of what are you doing.

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OK I too have it..

the problem is thinking too much nonsense..

Its like one constantly thinks about how much of preparation is remaining, panic if you cant understand or solve a question, and post exam scenarios..

Just remember.. Its NON-SENSE!

Stop talking to your BRAIN

and just FOCUS on the TIME you have and READ and do QUESTIONS.

Make the most of your TIME, the more you worry the more your burden is and you drain all your mental energy. You need a smooth engine. By Anxiety you put in muddy rusty oil.. impeding your engines more and more until they come to a slow churning halt and ineffective performance.


Again. There are many ways to cancel your brain chatter..

Have close study partners with whom you study all the time.
Share your thoughts. Both must be pushing each other and commited to time frame, both have strict schedules. Do reading and questions together.

This has helped me a lot. and both give feedbacks to each other.

Also dont have a StudyPartner who is not your level.
So finding a perfect study partner suited to oneself is challenging.

If you are a high achiever, some one who is slow and lost in most questions, wouldn't suit you. If you are an average student you can take advantage of someone really good. It has to be mutual. Both must benefit each other in ways. If a study partner finds you are not of much help to him then he may leave you.

If not succesful in finding a perfect Study partner that suits you,
Best place are Study Groups. You would have a mix bunch here, with lots of inputs. Have Group sessions.


All the Best!
Dont listen to your chatter..
Just keep driving!
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Hi ,
A psychiatrist told me that she goes for drumming classes as that helps her a lot as her job is understandably stressful. She gets calls at any time of day or night as a patient is threatening to attempt suicide or has attempted suicide, and she has to respond without delay.
A lot of studies show that rhythmic group drumming helps in healing and removes feeling of isolation, improves immunity, decreases stress, anxiety by changing brain waves to the alpha from beta.
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Hi ,
A psychiatrist told me that she goes for drumming classes as that helps her a lot as her job is understandably stressful. She gets calls at any time of day or night as a patient is threatening to attempt suicide or has attempted suicide, and she has to respond without delay.
A lot of studies show that rhythmic group drumming helps in healing and removes feeling of isolation, improves immunity, decreases stress, anxiety by changing brain waves to the alpha from beta.
hope this helps
Nice idea, i have guitar at home but is missed one string have to by a set, it's like the same, music improve your mood, and help to escape from a bad feelings after a stressful work, or a long period involvement in mental work as we do with USMLE...
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