By my second year of SciOly, I realized that the easiest way to overcome anxiety is to not care too much. I always print out my notes in the middle of the week when there's a competition that weekend and, the night before, I get in around 5 hours of gaming and 8 hours of sleep. This method has worked for me greatly, but I do not recommend it for everyone. But yeah, SciOly is meant to be a fun experience and you can't really enjoy it when you're bound by expectations set by yourself and those around you.
Agreed. I like to have stuff done way ahead of time, and just chill like the week before a comp. It's less stressful, and you learn better by studying earlier instead of cramming. Don't worry too much if you do badly, if you do just try and do better next time.
South Woods MS/Syosset HS
Favorite Past Events: Microbe, Invasive, Matsci, Fermi
Events!: Astro, Code, Fossils
"The more cheese, the more holes. The more holes the less cheese. Therefore the more cheese, the less cheese."