Blood serum, ketosis and exam nerves

Three labs down, three to go. I’ve been enjoying this week’s labs tremendously. Although there is a lot of sitting around and waiting, we’re working with actual blood serum from cats and dogs with uremia. Tomorrow we’re looking at liver samples from rats that have been on either high glucose, high protein or fasting diets, and determining the level of glucose in their liver.

The only drawback with having this many lab courses all at once is that I feel like my attention is being divided between revising for the upcoming exam, and trying to understand what I’m doing in the lab. And if I’m being completely honest, I’m starting to get some exam nerves. Usually, I’ve found that the only thing that mitigates those nerves is doubling down, and work harder. However, the more I work, the more I realize how much work there is to be done, and how much more there is to everything, and how little time I have left, and how off schedule I am, and ugh!

Therefore, this time dear reader, I’m asking you for help. What do you find help take the edge of exam nerves? How do you deal with it? I would love to know!

  Throwing in a bonus pic of this little doggo out for a walk in the cold winter weather. Still no proper snowfall yet, much to her disappointment.

 

Throwing in a bonus pic of this little doggo out for a walk in the cold winter weather. Still no proper snowfall yet, much to her disappointment.