A Good Day?

I woke up a bit late, but that’s okay, I still have time to be productive. I actually feel rested so I should be up all day!

I will be going into round 2 of dying my hair, and once that’s done, I will start on getting some work and school out of the way. It won’t be the most eventful day, but for me to feel truly focused enough to say it will be productive is exciting for me!

All I have to do is get through today and tomorrow and it’ll be the weekend! I hope everyone has fun today!

In the Office

Today will be a bit different for me, seeing as I will not be in my pajamas all day while sitting on my bed. I went into the office today to get through some work while having a change of scenery.

It’s been about 2 hours and I don’t leave until 5 PM. Once I stop yawning, the day should hopefully go a bit smoother.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and a great weekend!

Another Night

Tonight through the rest of the weekend, I will be spending doing work. I want to get a majority of my work out of the way so I can focus on school and getting my creativity back. To do the things I want to do, I must do the things I have to do first.

I did manage to take a nap today, so I will be able to stay up pretty late tonight. I’ve worked hours on end before, I just need the energy for it, which I have right now so I want to take advantage of it. I will give myself until 11 PM and then I will just start working.

Wish me luck!

Making Lists

Every time I go somewhere, I forget something. I could be going to the store, or spending the night somewhere and I will never have everything I need. What’s worse than that is when I actually remember everything and, because I’m so used to forgetting something, I spend my time trying to figure out what I left behind.

I’ve been told that making a list is helpful, but I even question the list itself. If I can’t remember to bring everything, then I’m definitely not going to be able to write everything down that I need. Making lists does help, but I kind of do it backwards.

When I plan on going anywhere, I start to keep everything that I will need in the same area about a week in advance and then I take inventory of everything I have in my travel pile. I’m not the most organized person, but this system seems to work for me.

 

Into the Night

My plans never pan out the way I want or need them to, so my¬†goal is to work all night until my eyes fall out of my head. Today was rough, but nothing bad can happen when I’m the only one awake. I work better at night anyway, so I have no problem staying up. I took a nap and I have a full supply of caffeine and cupcakes.

Before I buckle in for my coding trip, I will be playing more Stardew Valley and messing around on my ukulele. I need to be relaxed before I even consider booting my virtual machine again.

I hope everyone has a good night, and if any of you are staying up for most of the night, enjoy whatever you’re doing and remember to relax!

Playing Games

This morning is not going to be very productive because one of my favorite games, Stardew Valley, came out with multiplayer today. I absolutely love this game and, so far, multiplayer has made it a whole new experience for me.

Once I’m done being productive on a virtual farm, I will be working and getting through some lessons. I feel really good this morning, and surprisingly focused so I want to take advantage of it before my concentration goes away.

I hope everyone has a wonderful day!

I’m an Adult!

Recently, I have been struggling to utilize my time and, because of this, I have become very unmotivated. I started thinking about what used to motivate me when I was younger (outside of my mother dragging me through my school work) and then I remembered something!

When I was about 8 years old, my vision in my left eye was terrible (still is) and the doctor told me and my parents that I would have to wear these stick-on eye patches over my right eye to strengthen my left one. Of course, I fought my parents every step of the way, and I cried every time I had to wear these eye patches… until my mom made the Eye Chart. This chart was made on a bright pink poster board and each day I wore the eye, I got a sticker. At the end of the month, if I wore the patches everyday, we got to go to the local amusement park! It didn’t stop my emotional distress with the whole thing, but working towards something made it easier on me (and my parents).

Now that I’m 22, I have made a new sticker chart. This will keep me motivated to do my work and move at a steady pace through my course. I am hoping to be 75% through my course by the end of July, and to have some money saved up so I can have a bit of freedom. At the end of each week, I will get a reward like a new book or fast food (I’m trying to cut down, and I think having it once a month is a good start).

I’m really excited and I have a good feeling about it. I finally feel like I’m moving forward, instead of making progress while standing still. I don’t care how old I get, if a reward chart works then so be it!

An Early Night

I think I found the cause of my writer’s block… I am absolutely exhausted. For weeks now, I have been staying up to all hours of the night and getting maybe 3-4 hours of sleep. It’s finally all catching up with me and I’m in a state of being half asleep.

I’m actually tired at a semi-normal hour, so once I’m done writing this, I will be going to sleep and will not get up until morning. I am actually very exited to be tired at night. It feels like it’s been ages since I actually slept when everyone else in my timezone was asleep. I love being up at night because I do my best work between 11 PM-3 AM, but I can’t keep pushing myself if I’m tired.

I hope everyone has a good night and sleeps well! Goodnight!

Writer’s Block

I have a habit of getting terrible writer’s block every time I sit down to write. Eventually, I come up with something, but I’m drawing a black so I will write about not being able to write.

Forcing myself to focus has never been something I have fully grasped in my short time here on Earth. I know what I have and want to do, but when it comes down to doing whatever task is at hand, I can’t do it. I will procrastinate, and then procrastinate procrastinating. It’s an endless loop until the last minute and then I get everything done. I have always been like this. My mom dragged me kicking and screaming from preschool up until now.

I hate that I can’t organize myself to the point of being able to get the simplest things done until times almost up. I keep trying, though. I make task lists and set small goals that need to be finished by the end of the day.

There are times where I don’t need reminders and I will spend days on end getting everything off my plate. I take full advantage of these days because I don’t know when I will hyper-focus again. It’s a struggle, but I deal with it.