1.31.2017 What time management strategies did you use last semester? How well did they work? Last semester I focused on having a set space for each activity in my daily life allowing me to mentally separate the things I would need to accomplish. I chose to study at my friends house or in my living room so that when I was in my room it was only for sleep. I also tried to communicate more with my classmates and professors to build relationships that aid in the completion of projects and classwork. I think that these tactics worked fairly well as it helped me to get a 3.4 GPA last semester as compared to the 2.5 I received my freshman year. I want to continue these behaviors and acquire new skills that will help me continue to grow.
2.9.2017 Procrastination occurs usually when we're not comfortable. Reflect on what makes you uncomfortable, how procrastination has impacted your life, and what and why you prefer process over product. Procrastination seemed like my natural state until i reached a point where I couldn't do it anymore. Being unprepared makes me feel uncomfortable which you would think would motivate me to complete things early, but in fact i tend to put them off until i can't anymore. In some cases procrastination has been a good thing and pushed me to design or propose something i otherwise would not have without placing those time constraints on my life. In things like papers or assignments process long term may be more important than product, but in that moment when my homework is due in an hour and i just started the final product seems extremely important.