Studying for the bar exam sometimes feels like a vortex that swallows up everything. It sometimes feels like the same day over and over, like the movie Groundhog Day, and the only thing that changes is the subject you’re studying. It feels like the outside world has ceased to exist.
Trust me, that ain’t the case. One of the most challenging aspects of studying for the bar exam is that the world keeps right on spinning and your day-to-day obligations will roll right over you if you let them.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to dealing with outside responsibilities during the bar exam, but you ought to plan ahead for how to deal with professional and personal obligations before you begin studying for the bar exam.