So far, I feel as if my time management skills have gotten better. The only problem is.. not being in school and continuing to be good at it. I can use my time well in school. During reading week .. I was pretty unproductive. Not proud of myself. But I did have a blast! I think my only problem is getting started. Once I’m started, I seem to get right into my work. My classmates and I had a whole week to work on our Radio Scripts, I didn’t do anything to it. I have a feeling it’s because I have this disorder (I made it up.. I think) called P.M.O. (Problems Missing Out) I can’t stand being at home working on assignments when there could be something crazy going on that I’m missing out on. My social life means a lot to me.. unfortunately, I believe it means more to me than school.
There is this quote my girlfriend told me..
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change“.
Now whenever I think of homework being something I have to do, I try to change my thoughts about into, wanting to do it. It is hard to live by, but I feel like it has changed me as a person. I honestly believe, that I’ve been living by that quote long before I heard it. It has saved my life many times. If only I used it well in high school.
I know that my life style and mood have improved because of my changed perspective on school. School used to depress me a lot. Now I look forward to going to school. It’s the simple things like, getting up in the morning and going to school, just because I look forward to those tasty breakfast burritos in the Loyalist College cafeteria! Yummm! I look forward to class to see my comments on Twitter or Linked In, even my blog.
Anyways, I definitely lead you off topic.. I tend to do that. But I was still talking about time management. Going to school is good time management, right? If only that was all that was involved.. WAIT! I have to change the way I think! So, I’m doing this blog (to be honest) because I’m supposed to post something for class. I’ve really been meaning to post more often, in my own time. Another thing that shows my
need want for improvement.
I have an idea! I’ll try listing out some of the things that do distract me from getting started.
Facebook is a huge one. It almost seems like when I have important things to do, and I’m on facebook, everyone wants to talk to me about something. When I’m completely bored, no one talks to me. I do like to interact with people a lot, it’s quite important to me.
Another thing is having guests over to my house, I just love to tend to them. I would do a lot for another person, even if it’s effecting me. They know that they distract me, but I tell them it’s my choice to let them and it is! I’m capable of making my own decisions, and I prefer it that way. I’m sure everyone does.
P.M.O is another big one for me. My feet and heart itch to get involved out there, I know that completing my homework and getting good marks will help me get out there in the future. My life up until I was 17-18 years old, I lived in the past and worried about the future. Someone told me that I need to start living in the moment, and so I have been. But it is dangerous sometimes. It’s healthy to think and prepare for the future.. but it scares me. It freaks me right out to think about where I’ll be in 5-10 years. I want to start combining living for the moment and preparing for the future, and I will learn it one day.
Youtube is a killer one. I get on youtube and search for new music. I just keep going and going, music makes me forget everything except how I feel in that second. It takes me on the greatest adventure of life, and oh boy how I like me a good adventure! But Youtube is a tricky one. I’ve created a play list of songs on Youtube so I don’t have to keep going on it and looking for another song. The play list plays right through and music helps me concentrate. I get so easily distracted by everything around me while working, music gives me a constant beat and a rhythm to think in.
Twitter.. oh twitter, constantly feeding me world news, always new things to look at and to search up and learn about. It’s a great thing for my ADD, with all its spontaneous information, so different and random each and every time. I do blame/thank my teachers for introducing me to it! 🙂
I always have an over load of personal projects I’d like to do for myself in my own time, but it does take up homework time tremendously. Personal projects of mine tend not to be completed as well. So it isn’t just school I have difficulties with.
Hmm.. If I can think of anything else, I try to update!