I had a midterm today as wall as a paper due last night at midnight, and yesterday I had a curriculum planning meeting until noon and a Stella & Dot party from 2-5. I came home and decided to write the paper instead of waiting and turning it in late. Once finishing it at 11:00 PM, I started studying for the midterm. I haven’t really been following along with the online class, although I do have to admit that much of the content is familiar to me from previous classes I’ve taken. I have now, after taking the midterm, come to a new conclusion.
Time management and organization are essential. In life, I am not an organized person. My boyfriend knows it, the teacher with which I closely work knows it, and most unfortunately, I know it. Being unorganized also tends to lead me into situations of poor time management. I definitely could have written the paper on Wendesday, when I had not one thing to do. But, because I hadn’t sat down and realized what the latter half of my week looked like, I didn’t come to that realization and do it early. Hmm…
A bigger problem? It continues to serve me just fine, which only makes it worse. I sit here at noon on a Saturday and got it all done. This is what causes the peaks and valleys of stress in my life. I come to points where everything piles up, and I think, “I just need to make it to 5:00 tomorrow and it will be all done.” Why, instead, can’t I think ahead and plan things out so there isn’t a point where everything piles up and I’m forced to close my eyes and hope for the best? I think it’s going to take the piano dropping for me to spread myself out more evenly.
On a related, but different, note: How can I organize myself? Are there books I can read or blogs I can follow or people I can hire to help? No matter what, my life is a jumbled mess. I’m just thankful I can make it through to the times like now where I can sit and look back, thankful that I got it all done.