What have you been putting off doing?
Over the past few months, there have been several items on my to do list that I’ve been putting off. It’s been really hard since I’ve been working full-time and going to school. I recently completed my last course for my grad program and all I have to do is complete an internship and then I will be done with school. Below is a list of five items that I should do but I’ve been procrastinating.
-Updating my personal blogs- Between work and school, this is one area of my life that has really slipped. I haven’t found the time to keep up with my two personal blogs but I’m going to try to put myself on a regular schedule to make sure that I update my blogs more often.
-Looking for an internship- Finding a 10-week internship is important so that I can complete my grad program but I haven’t had motivation to apply to any organization that people have recommended that I apply to. I think this is has to do with the fact that I have a lack of direction in whether I want my internship to focus on translation only, interpreting only, or a little of both. I’m also not sure if I want to try to specialize in something (i.e. legal translation/interpreting, medical translation/interpreting, etc.).
-Decluttering my home – I’m a minimalist so I don’t have much stuff but in the past few months, I’ve accumulated a lot of junk that I need to go through and throw away. I have clothes that I need to give away to charity and stuff that I no longer need or want. Every day, I come home from work and say that I’m going to spend 20 minutes going through items to throw/give away but it never happens.
-Volunteer – There are two non-profit organizations that I volunteer with but I haven’t done any volunteer work in a few months because of my busy schedule. I hope that I’ll get back to my regular volunteer schedule by next month.
-Answering letters to pen pals – This is a huge issue because I’m seriously behind on so many letters and I feel ashamed. I just couldn’t keep up with my correspondence with everything else but I’ve recently started writing again and my goal is to answer one pen pal each week.
Do you have a list of things that you should be doing? How do you overcome procrastinating?