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How can I stop worrying about Bs?

Totorocinnamon03Totorocinnamon03 63 replies32 postsRegistered User Junior Member
I've mostly submitted my apps and have been telling myself to forget it till m10 but it is not working. Worrying about m10 is such a big distraction... how can you stop?
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  • GoatMamaGoatMama 1184 replies10 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    edited January 7
    By doing other things that keep you busy and leave you no time to worry about what's out of your control: arts, clubs, sports, 10K/5K marathons, volunteering, fundraising for a cause, reading, writing, you name it. Or come up with a project that is meaningful to you and you can strive to complete by M10. Then you'll have something to celebrate no matter what your admission results are. Or you could research summer programs and start applying for them - deadlines are usually in March, so that will keep you occupied. I hope these ideas help. The bottom line is, life goes on; don't put it on hold waiting for a decision that someone else will make about you. You carry on with what's important to you and brings you joy. Everything else will take care of itself.
    edited January 7
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1718 replies34 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    @Totorocinnamon03 Where did you end up applying?

    Also: To distract yourself, try setting a new goal to work on. It could be a sports or fitness goal or a creative one like writing a short story to submit for publication. Find s new community service project to get involved with or try out for a new sport.
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  • Golfgr8Golfgr8 987 replies17 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    To the OP: Take this precious time to spend with your family....do fun things together and make memories... ext year you may be at a BS far from home! After March 10, time seems to speed up and it’s a whirlwind of activity as you finish the school year. :bz
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  • carpoolingmacarpoolingma 672 replies8 postsRegistered User Member
    I could give you some advice like the others...except I remember being quite distracted by M10 too.
    Just remember that you will be ok whatever the outcome. Some positive self talk may help. These forums *do* magnify everything.
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  • misslilbookwormmisslilbookworm 193 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Any good books people recommend to keep me distracted?
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  • YoungThriverYoungThriver 468 replies45 postsRegistered User Member
    edited February 3
    @misslilbookworm Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It’s a popular book so you might have already read it.

    The Hate U Give. This is another popular book that you might have heard of. There was a movie adaption of this book but it really didn’t do it justice. I’ve read it twice and planning on reading it a third time.
    edited February 3
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  • AltrasAltras 353 replies6 postsRegistered User Member
    @misslilbookworm What genre(s) are you interested in reading?
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 postsRegistered User Member
    I really liked Educated by Tara Westover. It's a memoir about how she (a homeschooled girl in Idaho) went on to attend Harvard and Cambridge. Some of it does seem farfetched but it is still a good read
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  • misslilbookwormmisslilbookworm 193 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @Altras I'm very into fantasy or historical fiction. Also my favorite kind of movies are rom-coms. To All The Boys I've Loved Before is great. I actually got Educated for my mom for Christmas! Definitely soundss like it's worth a read.
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 postsRegistered User Member
    OMG I LOVE TATBILB SO MUCH!!! I watched the movie on Netflix but the book was 100000% better
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 postsRegistered User Member
    I've read ALL the other books by Jenny Han and they are soooo good too
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 postsRegistered User Member
    And also Siobhan Vivian, they kind of have a similar writing style
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  • misslilbookwormmisslilbookworm 193 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I read The Summer I Turned Pretty this week when I was out sick, and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. I legit starting screaming when I found out that TATBILB was coming out with a sequel
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  • misslilbookwormmisslilbookworm 193 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I've read all the ones in the series. In my opinion the book is almost always better than the movie
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  • AltrasAltras 353 replies6 postsRegistered User Member
    For fantasy - anything by Brandon Sanderson (particularly Reckoners series and Mistborn series), Red Rising trilogy, The Martian (the book is way better than the movie), and Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series (graphic at times).
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  • ilovechoateeeeeilovechoateeeee 396 replies15 postsRegistered User Member
    My absolute favorite is probably the Burn for Burn series. Have you read it?
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  • CaliMexCaliMex 1718 replies34 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    @CavsFan2003 I LOVED Educated. Did Tara Westover’s story reassure you that you can have a brilliant career, even in academia, without even going to high school? That should relieve some of the stress leading up to M10!
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  • CavsFan2003CavsFan2003 890 replies70 postsRegistered User Member
    @CaliMex I am feeling much more reassured!
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  • misslilbookwormmisslilbookworm 193 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Making a list of all of these books -- thanks for the reccomendations!
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