CU 1010 Journal Spring 2017

1.31.17 What time management strategies did you use last semester? How well did they work?

Last semester I was not the greatest at time management, I did work hard but my time management often came to kill me. The physics homework would take me hours and then I had the lab on top of it, along with my other classes and I felt overwhelmed. So honestly I did not come up with a time management strategy I just did as much work as possible whenever, I had free time. My biggest problem was fitting studying into my homework workload time.

What makes me uncomfortable are two separate things: First, procrastination in itself makes me uncomfortable as I have a big anxiety problem, and knowing that I have work do the next day; that I don't think I will be able to do stresses me out. Second, not knowing how to do something makes me uncomfortable, and as a result, much like procrastination, this stresses me out. When these two coalesce much like a video game multiplier it is two times as bad. Procrastination has impacted my life by introducing me to so much stress that when I got to college I decided I would rather work all the time and never relax than have to deal with that stress. It has impacted my life today because my entire schedule is built around avoiding procrastination, I go to pals, asc tutoring, and spend almost all my school day either studying or doing homework at the library, with my free time being reserved to the weekends. This may not be the most fun schedule, but it is the most stress free so I enjoy it more than past schedules. With process vs product I used to be very much a product person, however, this semester I try to start all assignments the moment I get them, with my big weakness still being that sometimes I forget about them, but by starting early I am able to divide an assignment, especially projects, over a few days instead of all at once.


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