043: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we’re talking about how to get mentally prepared for the challenges of starting law school. These challenges might be academic in nature, or more personal. Luckily, there are techniques you can use on any type of challenge to ensure you’re moving forward and keeping things under control. Not sure what you really need to be worrying about this summer? Tune in and find out! In this episode we discuss: Is law school really that challenging?  Handling the volume of work you will see in law school The importance of time management How to plan your schedule Ariel's tip for finding self-motivation after a tough day Why mindset matters and failure is OK The importance of self-reflection Getting a support network in place before a crisis situation Planning ahead for difficult situations Resources: The Rise of Gentleman's As and the GPA arms race (https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-rise-of-the-gentlemans-a-and-the-gpa-arms-race/2016/03/28/05c9e966-f522-11e5-9804-537defcc3cf6_story.html) Mindset- The Key To Success in Law School Podcast (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown (http://www.amazon.com/Gifts-Imperfection-Think-Supposed-Embrace/dp/159285849X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461348008&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Gifts+of+Imperfection) Rising Strong by Brene Brown (http://www.amazon.com/Rising-Strong-Bren%C3%A9-Brown/dp/0812995821/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461347962&sr=1-1&keywords=Rising+Strong) Mindset by Carol Dweck (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345472322/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0345472322&linkCode=as2&tag=lawschtoo-20&linkId=WWLQ67H3M3IHO4NT) What Grit Looks Like in the Classroom (http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/07/what-grit-lookslike-in-the-classroom/399197/) Take an Exam With Us Podcast (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-22-take-exam-us/) Start Law School Right Course (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Free Start Law School Right Workshop (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/join-the-free-start-law-school-right-workshop/) Thanks for listening! If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact).  Enjoy! And best of luck starting law school! Alison & Lee

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