There are twelve days left until I sit for the BEC section of the CPA Exam. I'm feeling positive about this particular exam because I am finally understanding activity-based accounting well enough to answer whatever questions are given to me but still experiencing exam burnout.  I'm also making sure I stick with my study schedule even on days that I don't feel like answering even one more question!

I keep reminding myself that no matter what happens or how I currently feel, both physically and mentally, I can't give up after coming so far on the CPA Exam!   If it has been a bad day at work or if Im just not reaching my study goals for a particular day, I make sure to wake up the next day with a positive attitude and begin my study routine again. 

Taking periodic breaks to clear my mind helps to renew my commitment and gives a fresh perspective on my ultimate goal of completing all phases of the CPA Exam.  The temptation to want to study non-stop, without a single break, for the last twelve days before the exam is definitely a thought.  However, I know that this leads to ineffective study sessions and low retention rates of the study material.  

It's almost over and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck to everyone else who is taking their last part of the CPA Exam. Stay positive, focus and remember that you're almost done!

- Steven, guest blogger for Roger CPA Review

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