procrastinating in progress

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|| DAY 11 ||

I don’t seem to be very good at posting every day!!… that’s sth that needs to be improved!
Anyways, today was quite productive! I finished my homework during study sessions in school so I could concentrate on studying once I got home! I finished both the maths and psychology section I had planned for today!
I am super proud and being able to tick them off the list was a real reward!☺️

Self-sabotage is knowing exactly what you need to do to improve but not doing it. It’s procrastinating doing the very things that you know will make you happier. It’s waiting till things are 100% perfect till you do them, but that of course never happens. It’s remaining in the comfort zone because of the fear of failure or uneasiness of change. It’s a mindset that you may be completely unaware of until you really think about it. So think about it. Are you a prisoner of your own thoughts? If you are, take responsibility and acknowledge you put yourself into that prison. But know that you have the power to free yourself.
—  Caitlin Japa 

There are so many tips and tricks to increase productivity throughout the day, but these are 10 of my favorite tips! I’ve found that incorporating these into my daily routine has really helped me focus my energy and get more work done. 


Tip #1: Do a little bit every day.

This is huge! Breaking down big tasks and working on them in really really really tiny bits helps more than one would think. Knowing that a particular task will only take 5 minutes a day will help reduce the overwhelming feeling of having too much work and not enough time. This tip is something that some of the best students do, and it’s also key if you want to develop a new habit or get better at a skill.

Tip #2: Don’t worry about stuff.

You don’t need every single app or notebook or planner to get things done. Find a system and stick with it! What works for someone else might not work for you, so spend some time trying out different methods and find your fit! Remember that how you use your system is more important than what it consists of.

Tip #3: Choose 3 tasks that must get done and finish those first.

The easiest way to reduce a large to-do list is to work on the most important tasks first. Sometimes finishing everything on your list just isn’t realistic, and focusing on the most important things can prevent you from spending time on something that really doesn’t matter.

Tip #4: If something only takes 2 minutes, finish it right away.

It takes more time to plan when to do the task in the future than to do it right away. You’ll feel accomplished and you won’t spend valuable energy on something that ultimately doesn’t matter.

Tip #5: Use the Pomodoro technique.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Pomodoro technique you can read more about it here, or just by looking it up. Essentially, it’s a method of time management that breaks up work times in 20 or 30 minute intervals with breaks in-between. If you struggle with procrastination (and everyone does at some point) this technique is definitely worth trying out. So many people have had success with this method!

Tip #6: Take breaks and don’t feel bad about it.

It’s impossible to work in large stretches without giving yourself breaks. You’re going to burn out, and recovering from that won’t be enjoyable. Don’t feel guilty either. Enjoy your break wholeheartedly. Tell yourself that you deserve that break.

Tip #7: Say no.

You can’t do it all, so don’t try to. You know your limits, so don’t push them! Your precious time and energy won’t be wasted on something that you really don’t want to do, and in a few years you may not even remember doing said thing.

Tip #8: Keep a sheet of paper next to you to write down things that come to your mind, especially if your mind wanders a lot during work.

Part of my procrastination was due to the fact that my mind wandered a lot every time I sat down to try to get something done. Keeping a list of things that came to my mind while I was studying made it easier for me to focus on what mattered. Since the task is written down, you won’t forget it and when you have time later, you can go back and take care of it.

Tip #9: Keep temptations far away from you when working.

Whether it be your phone, email, or the TV, go far away from it when trying to get work done. There are a number of extensions and plug-ins that can block certain websites for a period of time which reduces the temptation to check Facebook one more time.

Tip #10: Monitor your progress.

I like to keep a list of all the things I’ve already done that day right next to my to-do list. I write down everything I’ve completed, no matter how small the task was. Sometimes seeing all the things that you’ve accomplished can make you feel better about the work in front of you. Applying this on a larger scale can be immensely helpful as well.


And that’s all! A lot of these have helped me with procrastination, so I definitely recommend trying these out. Let me know if you guys want any more posts like this, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! Best of luck!

-Ankita

Tfw

U procrastinate on everything and others progress in things makes you more likely to procrastinate cos you feel stupid and dumb for procrastinating and falling behind

Metamorphosis

Propensity for procrastinating progression
Passivity yields no redemption
This truth invokes a familiar sensation
Twisting the knife of realization
No longer can subtlety satisfy the building of momentum

I embrace the quintessential friction of this paradigm shift
I shed the dead skin of repression and complacency
I am salting wounds to strengthen perception
I am forging weapons
with the iron that spills across my fingertips

I am sanctified in the pain of my becoming
I am visceral authenticity that demands to be satiated
Before I am loved,
I will be hated

Day 64: Pipe

Currently Procrastinating

Characters: Neil Josten and Andrew Minyard from Nora Sakavic’s “All for the Game” (“The Foxhole Court”) trilogy. Because I thought to myself, “Hey, it would be fun to use these characters today, but how am I going to fit in ‘pipe?’ … Oh my god, that’s literally in a quote from the books!”

 

Neil wanted to sleep. Not quite in the I’m-going-to-collapse-onto-the-closest-flat-surface kind of way, but it was getting there. It was starting to feel unbelievable that this had only been a single day, everything blurring together into an impossibly long stretch of awake. He’d been up early for practice, and up late for a game – they’d won, but that was a triumph he didn’t have the energy to celebrate right now – and the distance from the stadium to his apartment only seemed to be getting larger.

Neil thought back to the locker room after the game, to the offers of “Hey, Josten, are you coming out with us?” He’d wondered, at the time, how his teammates could possibly have anything left in them. Now, the walk leaving him room to think, he was starting to consider that his teammates’ energy might be owed to the fact that they hadn’t driven for hours in the middle of the night just to get back here for a few hours of sleep before morning practices. He was going to have to remember to leave earlier next time.

Finally, at long last, Neil reached his apartment. The short distance from the stadium had been a major selling point, but he was beginning to question his math on that. He was also beginning to seriously consider foregoing the bed tonight in favor of the much-closer couch. That is, until he opened his door and found a very familiar person smoking on it.

“You’re not supposed to smoke in here,” Neil told Andrew for what had to be the hundredth time. Andrew quirked an eyebrow, a silent repetition of his first retort: You should have picked a different apartment, then. It was so typically Andrew that Neil was beginning to question the fact of his presence – Andrew had once called Neil a pipe dream, but it was Andrew who seemed like the dream now. Neil wasn’t sure he wanted to wake up.

Neil sighed and put his bag down on the kitchen table. He noticed the smoke detector lying dismantled on the counter and quirked a smile at the thought of Andrew climbing onto a chair to take it down; Neil usually did this for him, when he knew he was coming. He couldn’t quite keep the smirk off his face as he turned back to Andrew. “Miss me already?” he teased. “You just saw me last night.”

Andrew threw him an ugly look. “Oh, Neil,” he scoffed, “if I never saw you again, it would be too soon.”

“You’re a terrible liar,” Neil replied. “What are you doing here?”

Andrew took a folder off the floor beside him and threw it across the room. Neil had to scramble to keep the papers from scattering all over the floor, and he shot Andrew a dirty look. Andrew was not impressed. Neil opened the folder and began examining its contents. It took him several tries to understand the significance, partly because he was so tired, but also because he wasn’t sure he could believe it.

He looked up at Andrew, who looked just as bored as ever. “You have to be the slowest reader ever,” Andrew commented.

“Is this real?” Neil asked.

Andrew shrugged and Neil looked down at the papers again, still in a state of disbelief. This was an offer to join Andrew’s team, to be on the same schedule again, to not have to put so much effort into just seeing him. Andrew said, “Yes or no?”

“Yes,” Neil said without hesitation. He looked up again, a wild grin taking over his face. “You asked to come out here to bring these to me?” he asked.

Andrew’s eyes were cold, but he didn’t deny it. Instead, he said, “Don’t let it go to your head.”

Neil smirked. “Wouldn’t dream of it,” he said, going over to Andrew and pulling him into a kiss. He didn’t feel like sleeping anymore.

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I have progress! Not the most attractive looking progress, but it still counts! I’m using suiting as a base for this dress, with the raw edges facing out. The overlay will be opaque enough to cover these and it allows me to avoid the extra weight of lining.

But it will look pretty bad in all stages of progress before the overly goes on, because it looks really unfinished and awful. 

So far it fits, which is more than I can say for my other WIPs, so I’d say it’s a success at this point.

I am so ready to ruin this by messing up the hair (I’m doing 15 minutes of art for every maths paper because that’s the only way for me to stay motivated)

 Hi,my beautiful friends.How are you doing?Theese days ı feel little bit confused.Because ı want to study but when ı came home ı feel very tired.Soo,ı searched some solutions for that.Today,I made  progress.I slept after ı came home and ı studied biology.Also,ı got 77 from History.I have a homework from history.I want to create something different.And,I found some inspirations for that. in a nutshell today was a good day.I hope you had a great day.Good Night.