Procrastination.........I am guilty of this and I'm sure you all have been known to do it from time to time. The thing is I tell myself I am going to do things ahead of time, get them done before the due date, and don't get me wrong sometimes I am great at that. Sometimes I get things done way before they are due, and it feels great. But there are those instances where I forget about something, or I get too busy and I wait until the last minute to do it. Not only does my stress increase when I do this, I also sometimes lose sleep over it. Both are not good for your health, which I know, and I do intend to improve on this.
I guess I bring this up because finals are around the corner, things are due and deadlines are approaching. Last night I had an abstract due for an entry to be considered for a book called Building Bridges. I had started it, and intended to finish it when they emailed the first reminder emails. But I worked all weekend, and I started to slave over it furiously when I got home from work last night. I was really happy with it, had hit the save button, or so I thought, and went to email in my submission, and couldn't find the file. I looked everywhere, even on the program I used to see "recent documents", and it was no where to be found. All that hard work had to be started all over again, and I was stressed because the deadline was yesterday. I finished it, but part of me wonders if this whole mishap could have been avoided if I had not been in such a hurry to finish it in the first place.
So with finals right around the corner,and all of our stress levels increasing, try and not wait till the last minute to study, to write those papers, and finish any reading. I know I need to take my own advice, and in some of my classes I have finished everything early so that I would not have as much to worry and stress over. Right now it's important to finish the semester strong since we are so close to the end, so don't make silly mistakes like me because of waiting till the last minute.
Happy Monday everyone, and don't forget to make today count!