I’m not usually a procrastinator. I’m the kind of person that gets on with things regardless of its difficulty or standard. I’m not brilliant but I’m usually aware of whats going on. What I need to do and how I need to do it are mind processes I’m constantly running. Or at least, I used to be able to do that at college.
I’ve had a hard time adjusting to university workload. I’m okay with living by myself. I’m fine with that. Cooking is one of the ways I cope with stressful life. But you know, because there isn’t really enough time to cope with everything, I get stressed out that I’m spending too much time cooking and achieve really nothing at all. I mean, I told myself I’d blog once a week and I can’t even stick to that!
One of the other major disadvantage is that I’m working in limited budget… Back in college I was at the library for hours at a time but I can’t do that as much at university because I don’t have the spare cash to keep buying dinners from outside. So I’ve got to come home to cook something. By the time I’m done with all that – do I really want to go back? But if I’m in the room at home, I don’t like feeling cold so I usually end up on the bed with all the books around me and then fall asleep! There’s just no win here… And I could tell myself to stay at the desk but it’s just so cold and horrible that I’m never really motivated to do so…
And I’ve found myself turn into someone I wouldn’t usually be! I’ve started procrastinating because I have a lot to do and when I actually get on to do it, I can’t do the problems so I’m demotivated to carry on. It’s an endless cycle! I’ve no idea how I’m going to do everything.
So what do I do?
Well for one, I’m going to get some routine back into my life because I function well with it. And I’m going to keep my goals SMART (That stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound) (Which is basically everything I never do anyway. Most of my goals are big – I’ll finish the entire chapter of maths, and then the entire chapter of thermodynamics at 10 in the night because sleep is for the weak!)
I mean, okay, that sort of worked during A-Levels but I’m on a whole new battlefield here and I don’t have the time to mess around.
The other thing I’m going to do, and this finally hammered in after a lot of lecturing, is stick to the pace of a marathon and not a sprint. It’s metaphoric off course… but basically that means all-nighters are not the answer (much to my disappointment).
With that folks, onto week three!
PS: I should totally be doing my lab report right now. Do you see what I mean?! I’m useless.