This week was — dare I say it? — much better than the last!
Several things contributed into making my week pretty awesome:
- I gave myself short “pep talks”.
- I tried out a new time scheduling strategy.
- …and more. Let’s recap!
Last Saturday, I sat down in front of my laptop for two hours straight in an attempt to plan out my upcoming week. I listed the tasks I had, estimated how much time it would take me to finish them, and scheduled them onto my calendar.
This. Strategy. Helped. Immensely.
I discovered I had enough time to finish everything I wanted to, and more. I was less stressed (I didn’t have to think about what task I wanted to do next), and I felt good about the progress I made each day. When Thursday rolled around, I was able to relax and enjoy myself for a bit!
Personal “pep talks” were another strategy I used to keep myself sane this week.
Whenever I encountered a task I hated or didn’t feel like doing, I’d tell myself to “sit down and do it”.
I knew if I finished the task in time, I could move on to something more fun and interesting. I had it scheduled on my calendar.
If I procrastinated, however, my entire day’s work would be delayed. That meant I’d have to sacrifice some activities in order to keep up with the most important tasks.
It’s really a matter of the mind. Continuously telling myself who I wanted to be and what I wanted myself to do positively affected my mindset.
Options, Options, Combinations
As you may remember from last week, I mentioned I was sick and tired of school. Since then, I’ve been considering other options like portfolio programs, bootcamps, and certifications (e.g. CompTIA A+).
It isn’t likely that I will drop college for one of the above. However, I may try doing one of those while finishing up my degree. If something comes out of it, great! If not, I’ll simply be thankful I had the experience. Who knows if it will come in handy someday?
Design 101, Here I Came
I started my personal Design 101 course last Tuesday, and it was awesome!
Here’s a snapshot of what I did:
- finished the first Briefbox Digital & UI 01 design brief
- worked on Daily UI Challenges (one of them was a calculator)
- tried redesigning an old Myspace page
Los Rios Ranchos
On Friday, some of our family went to Los Rios Ranchos for the day. We picked apples (the slopes were so steep and I was so hot), got free bread (woohoo!), and bought an apple mountain pie from Apple Annie’s (still looking forward to eating it).
My Week in Ten Words: Better than last week. Full of surprises. A bit sad.
Question of the Week: Is it possible for me to overwork my brain?
October 18-23, 2020