Just got back from drawing workshop. Helped a few struggling students. Thought I could lift some spirits and confidence with advice given to me from my instructors.
Don't feel like you need to rush through a drawing because it's a " short " pose. What's the point of getting everything in if the placements and relationships are wrong? That's counterproductive and you're teaching yourself how to draw bad. Take your time. Look twice; mark once. Be loose but not sloppy. Remember that more lines don't equal a better drawing.
If you have an instructor that's telling you to draw a certain way that does not work for you. Still try it. Learning what NOT to do and what does not work for you is just as important. They're helping you to learn what habits to NOT develop.
If you feel yourself panicking because you think you're doing a bad drawing, take a breath and calm yourself. It's just drawing, have fun. Remember that you have an eraser and the option of starting over. We ALL have bad drawing days.