As mentioned in a previous post, writing is one of the strategies I use to manage stress. It allows me to release the emotions I am feeling and reflect on the situation at hand. Last summer, I spent the entire 3-4 months self studying for my first MCAT exam. I moved back home to rural Pennsylvania and was indoors majority of that summer. This was the first time since the summer going into 8th grade, that I did not work/ have a job – not exaggerating. I was fresh out of college, slightly nervous about my future and applying to numerous full-time positions as well. As you can imagine, it was a stressful period. Studying for the MCAT can take a toll on you mentally. My solution?
Writing motivational messages to myself.
Yes, I am not kidding. Sometimes you have to encourage yourself, and that’s precisely what I did. I forgot about these notes (which were written on my phone) until today. I write in this app quite often, so it’s easy for some notes to get forgotten – that is, till I go looking for them.
I figured I’ld share these motivational messages with you all. They are all original, all written by me, and as you can see by the dates, unedited.
I hope you all get encouraged as you continue to study for the MCAT, write secondaries, prepare for interviews, and pursue your personal goals. That said, here is a dose of encouragement:
Thanks for reading ladies and gents. Ciao!