I realize that I have missed the last two weeks of blogs and comments!!
I planned on never missing a single post but here I am. I guess that I missed it because of my engineering final being in the way. I don’t like putting excuses in the way but at least I was able to receive a good grade on my engineering final!
So, what have I learned from this process? I learned that blogs are not too terribly hard to write up and don’t take more than 30 minutes usually. So, in reality, could I have gotten those missed blogs up on time? Absolutely.
In the future I am going to put more effort into getting my blogs done early in the week so that they don’t become an after thought later on. I know that these blogs in specific are going to be ending soon but I believe that this method of knocking out small stuff early will help me in the future with my other classes and life in general.
For example, instead of waiting to do homework in other classes until the end of the week so that I can work on larger task earlier, I could get the smaller assignments done first so that all my attention can be set on the large task. I think that this could also apply to my future as an adult with things like going to the grocery store. Instead of waiting all week to go, according to what I’ve learned with the blogs, it would be best for me to just go at the beginning of the week and not have to worry about it a day longer.
As I am writing these words out now into the blog, I am seeing a trend. That trend is that getting these things completed as soon as possible is working toward another goal and that is eliminating stress! No one wants to feel overwhelmed and I think that this method of completing small tasks quickly to build up to the big task will help to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Well, that is my hope. Have you any experience of this working out for you? Or, have you ever started on a big task early and then all the little task mount up to be a big task in itself? What have you done to avoid that stress?
What I have done this semester specifically, in spring 2019, has been focusing on my small task first but not completing them before the bigger task. I would try to work on everything simultaneously and that did not work out at all. I think that trying to work on everything at once made me feel overwhelmed even more sometimes. This is because I would just look at all the work that I had to do and shied away from it instead of just starting somewhere. So, eventually that’s what I did. I would just have to pick a place to start so that I wouldn’t get behind.
It worked but not as efficiently as I think that I will be next semester with getting stuff done immediately as I am assigned the small stuff.
I want to leave you with this. If you are someone who struggles with worrying over schoolwork, feel free to try out the methods listed above. However, please remember that just because something works for me does not mean it would be a perfect solution for you. So, also feel free to experiment with a plan that works for how your schedule is and how your own brain works. You could even look up other people’s tips and tricks to managing large amounts of work.
Whatever your choice or situation, good luck to you!