Happy Thursday everyone! Today we have another post from the lovely, Morgan. By the sounds of things, life is just as crazy for her right now, as it is for me! Check it out!
With report cards quickly approaching, I’ve been stressing out. Throughout my high school career I have always struggled with time management. Procrastination is my middle name. I’ve learnt the hard way, on more than a few occasions, that waiting until the last minute to do anything, especially schoolwork, always ends badly. Whether it be getting bad grades, or putting off applying to colleges and then trying to fit everything in right before the deadlines, procrastinating causes problems. For a very busy seventeen year old, I think I manage my time decently well. I only skip school when I am really sick, I go to dance more often than not, I work on the weekends, and I have an active social life. Yet somehow every night I still find myself scrolling through facebook while my pile of homework is pushed aside. I manage to get my work done, but always much later than I would like. Because of this, I go to bed later, wake up later, and get to school later. This is a continuous cycle for me. I know I should be getting my school work done first, but my bed is always much more appealing than my desk chair. There is one thing I’ve learnt to help me avoid procrastinating: think about how good you will feel when you’re done. This honestly always helps me. When I am extremely tired and can’t bring myself to finish an essay that is due the next day, I think about how wonderful sleep will feel when I know I have nothing else to do. So next time you are procrastinating, think about the feeling of accomplishment you’ll gain when you complete the project, and think about how you can just rest now that you’ve finished. Today I was complaining to my boyfriend about how much work I had to do tonight, and his idea was to reward myself whenever I finished one of my tasks. This little trick seems like a good idea, but I always end up giving myself the reward before I end what I need to do. Maybe this works for you though! Every time you check off something on your to-do list, give yourself a Hershey Kiss. Whatever little trick helps you do what you’ve got to do, make sure you keep your priorities in order. I know I’ll be avoiding facebook and twitter for the next week. My grades have got to be up if I ever want to be accepted to college!