i don’t know about you guys, but i tend to procrastinate like it’s my job. especially when it’s something that i don’t want to do. and especially when it relates to school (dum dum dummm). hands down, the WORST day of the semester is the first day of class. yes, you only spend about 20 minutes in each class and yes, there’s no homework or any responsibility BUT you get pounded with syllabi (<– i’ve just started using this word…and i like it). one after another. some short (which i love) and some about 8 pages long (which i loathe). mostly they just go over course policy, attendance, what’s expected, blah blah blah. but then you get to the last page and you see the schedule. ugh. the worst. all the assignments, projects, exams, and reading. (which, by the way, did you know there’s some “rule of thumb” that says you should study at least one hour per credit hour of your classes?! how absurd?! that would mean i would spend at least SEVENTEEN hours studying outside of class. yeah right. more like the “rule of wrong”) anyways, i had the terrifying task last night of going through each syllabus and writing due dates and exam dates for each course in my planner. not a wise choice. especially when you’re already tired. i literally could feel my back and shoulders tense up and my social life slipping through my fingers…you’d think i’d be used to it by now, seeing as i’m in my fourth year of college, but it never gets easier seeing all of the tasks i have to accomplish in a short 15 or so weeks. whew. bring on the stress.
after filling up my planner, i made a resolution with myself that i am going to TRY to do my work early this semester (it will likely only last about the first two weeks). i’d like to try and actually enjoy my classes and what i’m learning, instead of feeling like it’s always a bummer and i always have a ton of work. we’ll see how it goes.
i do, however, love my new planner! i got a lovely moleskine 18 month planner.
isn’t she a beauty?!
let’s just hope she keeps me on task.
here’s some other creative ideas for procrastiNOTing: