Monday, September 21, 2009

Procrastinating While Organizing

I've organized my room and saw that it certainly helps me in fighting my procrastination. Another thing that helped me today was forgetting my laptop's charger at home.
As frustrating or maybe stupid as it may sound, knowing that I have a limited uptime with my computer helped me focus on the things that need to be done and kept me from digressing which has certainly been a plague for me.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Procrastinating While Journaling

This is supposed to be a journal for my striving towards a more organized PhD life; although I have been blogging about what has been keeping me from doing so. Here are some tips for myself that should outline my plan on breaking my habitual procrastination:
  • Change your mindset: Try to see that things are much better when they are done as soon as possible; and delaying does hardly help.
  •  Do daily / weekly / monthly / yearly plans: Make sure that you plan your day and execute the plan immediately, without any delay.
  • Follow up with your plan: By following up with what you have done to accomplish your plans, make sure you are on top of things.
  • Be wise on time allocation: In your plan, specifically mention what you need to accomplish. For example, do not say "I'll work on the paper;" rather, say: "I'll work on generating graphs for the data I've collected in my simulations."
So, these are some of the stuff that might help me. I'll try to keep my loyal readers (:P) updated on the topic.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Procrastinating While Organizing

"Organization is your weakness" said the advisor, with all his grad students watching. "Every student has his or her weakness.. and strengths too" he elaborated, "For example, you can figure things out pretty fast."
Well, I know that.. and I knew this was coming. After not being able to publish a single journal article after two years of research, and not being able to present my data in an organized fashion; I knew that my procrastination would cost me.
This should be a warning for me.. A wake-up call.
And next week will be a new one and there is no reason not to change.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Procrastinating While Creating

There are some stuff.. Stuff that can wait. Stuff that probably needs to be done on a weekend or something.
A procrastinator would start doing those stuff when he needs to be productive in another way. Then, he wonders: Why the heck am I blogging when I need to be working..?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Procrastinating While Delaying

Delaying.. trying not to see. That's one of my problems. There can be a problem, a rather big problem; but I sometimes choose not to see it. That, by itself, is a problem.
Today was busy, somewhat productive. But I still feel I cannot face my challenges head on. That's what I should do. That's what I will strive for.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Procrastinating While Surfing

Well, today I went to work, cannot say I did a substantial work. Although I did some work. One tenet of being a procrastinator, I guess, is to keeping yourself busy with some other things that are not that important. In this way, despite doing something, you do not really do the important thing.
Prioritization is probably the key in resolving this.
Tomorrow, I'll try to make it work. Otherwise, this endeavor will go in vain as well.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Procrastinating While Blogging

I am starting this blog with the sincere intention of giving up my habit of procrastination. This will hopefully be a diary, a journal; while I am trying to fight my battle against this.
Making this public seems to be one way to get this thing going. Who knows, maybe I'll end up in a "Procrastinators Support Group" one day, doing this.. :)
But all in all, I'll keep my entries short, but to the point.. And will try to update this as often as I can.
Unless I lose the battle...