January 24, 2012 § Leave a Comment
This is the fourth week in January, but I don’t think that it’s too late to set goals for myself for the year. I’ve divided my goals into personal and professional goals that I’ll be working on achieving throughout the year.
Self-Acceptance – For the past few years, I’ve been working on change and trying to be a “better person”. The truth is that I am who I am and I’ve chosen to accept that. I want to grow as a person who is secure in who they are.
Daily Writing – Writing is my favorite hobby and I’ve gotten away from it again. I plan to write each day for 30 – 60 minutes on whatever comes to mind.
Join a Spanish Language Group – I’ve participated in a Spanish language group in the past but I would only show up once or twice a year. This year I am going to participate each month. I enjoy going to these groups to speak Spanish with other language lovers.
Find a new job – This week I’ve started looking for a new job that will be more of a fit for my interests and values. I plan to devote time each week to job hunting.
Continue with my studies – I will continue taking classes and working towards achieving my graduate degree. Even though working full-time and going to school are a challenge, I’m committed to my studies.
Time-management – I am an organized person but over the past few months I’ve been struggling with a heavy workload. I took a time management training at work and I’ve been using the strategies to be more productive.
April 4, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Normally, I am an organized person when it comes to balancing work and school but there are times I procrastinate and I put off something until the last minute. There are five ways that I procrastinate: surfing the internet, watching TV, running errands, reading a book, and taking a nap.
Surfing the internet- Whenever I want to procrastinate, I can always find something to look at one the internet. I frequently check Facebook and Twitter and there are times when I feel that both sites are a time waster. I also get caught up in reading my favorite blogs and time passes quickly.
Watching TV- Whenever I don’t want to do readings for school, I will always turn on the TV and start watching something. I tell myself that I’m just going to watch for 30 minutes and I end of watching for an hour or more which leaves me with less time to finish my readings. I always feel guilty about this so I try hard not to even turn on the TV.
Running errands- I normally run all of my errands on Sunday morning unless it’s something that I really need. However, I’ve started using this as a way to procrastinate. Instead of coming straight home after work and starting my studies, I will go grocery shopping or run to the post office just to kill time.
Reading a book- I have a lot of reading to do for class and yet I still love reading literature. There are times when I will come home and start reading a novel as opposed to my readings for school. While I enjoy the time spent with a good book that was time that I should have been working on school assignments.
Taking a nap- This is a huge one for me because I love to sleep. I could honestly take a nap just about anywhere. I tell myself that I’ll take a 30 minute nap and then I’ll get up and do work but that never happens. Usually I sleep past the 30 minutes even though I use an alarm clock and I don’t get any work done.