There’s just something about being told what to do. Especially if it was something you were going to do, or were just about to do, without being prompted or reminded. It can give the task you were about to do a sudden… unwanted or undesirable quality to it. How do you like it when people … Continue reading Being Told What to Do
Short-Term & Long-Term Goals
Figuring out our goals can be overwhelming. Thinking about the big picture goals, and all the things that it will take to accomplish it can make it seem daunting or even impossible. Sometimes it can help to break up that big, long-term goal into little, easily digestible short-term goals. The flip side of this is … Continue reading Short-Term & Long-Term Goals
“I should do this...” “This is what X should look like…” “I’m doing X so I should…” Should, should, should… not the most helpful of words. I know, I know, sometimes we just use it in place of “I need to”, “I get to”, “I want to”, or “I have to” when it’s something we … Continue reading I Should…
A Wandering Mind when Reading
Have you ever tried to read something but couldn’t focus on it? You find yourself re-reading the same page over and over again and retaining nothing? It’s happened to me countless times. It happened to me right before sitting down to write this as I was reading something for school. We all are going to … Continue reading A Wandering Mind when Reading
All week I couldn’t decide what to write about this week and ended up not writing anything until Thursday afternoon. My inability to decide led to almost a week of inaction. The indecision led to feelings of being stuck and I started to tell myself that it was writers block. Now that I had writers … Continue reading Choice Paralysis
The Challenges of a Light Workload
Is it just me, or is having a fairly light workload or small to-do list almost as hard as having an overflowing workload or long to-do list? When there isn’t as much to do, there’s so much more time to do it, so it’s easy to fall into the “I can do it later” trap … Continue reading The Challenges of a Light Workload
No deadline? No finish.
Over and over again I have people telling me that if a project doesn’t have a deadline, it doesn’t get done. My personal bias to this is that this scenario makes no sense. Why would a company or school ask you to do something in the first place when they don’t have a deadline to … Continue reading No deadline? No finish.
I was going to use the Thanksgiving Holiday as an excuse to not write a blog this week. “It’s a holiday! I shouldn’t have to do work on a holiday! That’s one of the reasons it’s great to be your own boss!” Then I thought about it some more. Was I really not wanting to … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses.
Procrastination is in the Eye of the Beholder:
I’ve been thinking a lot about procrastination. Waiting until the “last minute” to do something. This is a potential incorrect assumption, but nobody wants to procrastinate. (Or maybe you like it. You do you, whatever floats your boat.) It generally has pretty negative connotations, right? Here’s the thing: to an extent, the “last minute” means … Continue reading Procrastination is in the Eye of the Beholder: