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How to Distract Yourself from the LSAT

Tomorrow is the LSAT – the culmination of months of preparation. While you should probably pick out a few questions to warm up with tomorrow morning, your studying is over. Or at least, it should be over.

There’s not much to be gained from cramming in a practice test today, especially if you haven’t given your brain a break in a while. Like muscles that day need time to recover after an intensive workout, you need to take a mental break. Not only will it feel good to distract yourself from the test for a few hours, but your brain will likely be subconsciously processing all of your past studying. That’s right, taking a day off will actually help you better understand the LSAT.

But what to do if Logic Games won’t stop running through your head? Or you can’t help but tag every article in People for author’s intent? We’re here to help.

Here are some suggestions for ways to take your mind of tomorrow’s test:

Netflix, Baby
Okay, not exactly an Earth-shatteringly original suggestion. But investing your mind in some kind of story will keep your figurative wheels from spinning until your brain tires are bald. Unfortunately, February is a slow month for new Netflix releases, unless something called Danger 5 appeals to you (and it actually might). But January brought the additions of Friends, Mean Girls, Chinatown, and much more, so there’s tons to binge on.

Talk to People
If you’ve been studying for the LSAT, that probably means you’ve been neglecting your family, friends, and even that weird neighbor who always wants to make small talk in the apartment hallway. Today’s a great today to reconnect, get some moral support, and remember there’s a whole world outside of the LSAT. A helpful reminder that some people don’t even know what the LSAT is, much less care about it with all of their being, will give you some much-needed perspective going into test day. And besides, I bet Karl has a bunch of updates on the pet snake he’s been keeping in 7B.

Get Creative
What better escape from the rigors of the LSAT than picking up the guitar that’s been gathering dust? Or taking your camera out for a spin? Channeling your creativity will work out a different part of your conscious than LSAT prep, and keep your from stressing about the big day.

See Spyro Gyra
Sorry, this one only applies to people who live near Carmel-by-the-Sea. But if you happen to live around the southern outskirts of the Bay Area and love smooth jazz, this is the suggestion for you.

Study for the MCAT
Just kidding.

However you spend the day, the point is that you should try to take a load off. Don’t do anything too strenuous. Today should be about resting up to make sure you’re at your best for tomorrow’s exam.