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By Frankenstein123, history, 3 months ago, In English,

So this can be a little bit off-shore to problem solving in general, but I always wonder what to do the best contestants do before a contest. It would be very helpful if they share the pre-contest rituals which help them to calm down, hold their nerves and focus better during the contest. You can take the "before" to be from anything like a day before (does it matter? :p) to anything like 5 seconds before the round starts.

 
 
 
 
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Having a nice dinner. :)

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    3 months ago, # ^ |
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    It certainly doesn't seem to be helping you. So maybe try not to have a nice dinner;)

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Try short meditation sessions, with calming music.

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Keep the ide,terminal and code template ready.

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I like to draw a big pentagram with my own blood, light five candles around it, kneel on it and chant Satanic verses. Really helps with success in contests.

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    I can confirm! Every time I did it, I defeated tourist.

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    Drawing the petersen graph works better, also it helps as sample input in graph problems. And about the chants, I prefer listening violin music.

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i masturbate

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One day before, sleep well about 6-8 hours, usually I sleep about 4-5.

Couple of hours before, avoid eating something heavy, usually I don't do well in contests when I don't do that.

30 minutes before, listen to soft songs to get relaxed, prepare pen and papers, make a big cup of coffee/tea to drink during contest, This helps me relax during contest.

5 minutes before, check my registered online friends, go to the restroom, and watch the last minute timer.

After contest, get angry at all the bugs I had, And say I won't do these steps again :D

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    4-5 hours of sleep is insane. I can't even open my eyes in morning after sleeping for 9-10 hrs.

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    After contest, get angry at all the bugs I had, And say I won't do these steps again :D

    That's what I'm doing since last 100 contests :D

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Work) pre-contest and post-contest ritual (actually during-contest)