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?
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