Why You Shouldn’t Procrastinate (But You Will Anyway).

Because the more you procrastinate, the less you’ll get done. That’s just a fact. 

This post took me over two months to write, and the only reason that I’m writing it now is because I’m procrastinating on the work I’m actually supposed to be doing. Instead of killing two birds with one stone, I’m killing no birds, with no stones.

When you actually feel motivated to do your work (or whatever you need to focus on), you’ll have nothing to do. Trust me. 

There’s always more work to be done when you don’t want to do it, and then there’s no work to be done when you actually want to get it completed. It’s karma at it’s finest.

If you avoid working on important things (like job applications and blog posts), people will be concerned about you. 

More than once, I have been asked by family and friends if I’m sick or in trouble, solely because I avoided my responsibilities. This is often accompanied by a lame excuse on my part.

Examples:

“I totally meant to write today…it’s just that (insert show here) was finally added/updated on Netflix, and I needed to watch it.”

“I was going to do my homework…but then I thought it would be a good idea to bake cookies instead.”

or my personal favorite (and most used):

“I meant to do (insert task here), but I got distracted by (insert stupid distraction here)”.

In my case, it’s usually pictures of cute animals and/or random YouTube videos.

The more you avoid something, the more it comes back to haunt you later.

Waking up in a panic at 3 AM because you totally forgot to complete an assignment that’s due that day is a real pain in the ass. Especially because you know you’re not going to get it done. You think you will, but trust me, you won’t.

You have a list of excuses that you use everytime you procrastinate. But no one is buying them.

“I was going to but..”

“I’m working on it now…” (You’re watching Netflix in your pajamas eating Nutella out of the jar with a spoon. Don’t kid yourself)

“I was too tired/hungry…” (One of my most popular excuses)

“I went out last night…” (Just because you’re hungover, doesn’t mean you can’t get work done.)

These may sound like great excuses, but your friends/family/etc. have heard them before, and know what you’re up to. So don’t bullshit them, or yourself.

And finally…

Procrastination on important things won’t help you in the long run

Sure, it’s great to kick back and relax, but running around like a crazy person later on is not worth all of the trouble. You’re trying to get 5 months of work done in 5 days, and let me tell you, all of the to-do lists in the world won’t help you now.

Just do what you need to do, and then you’ll actually have the free time later to chill out and not worry about everything you’re supposed to be doing. Simple as that.

Tell me, what are you procrastinating on right now? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll happily procrastinate completing my work to respond back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Constantly Think I Have A Psychological Disorder (I Don’t)

Happy Sunday!

I know the title of this post sounds odd, but bear with me.

First off, before I start my whole post, I should probably mention that I’m a bit of a hypochondriac. That being said, my fears about having a psychological disorder are somewhat valid, so don’t just read that last sentence and then tune me out. So here we go.

Hi, I’m Samantha, and I sometimes think I have an undiagnosed psychological disorder.

As a Psychology major in college, I learn a lot about different psychological disorders and how they affect people. However, in my studies, I never realized that my age bracket (18-24), have some of the highest risks for psychological disorders, meaning from the time we start college, to past when we end, we’re constantly at risk. After taking certain classes that talk about these issues (specifically Abnormal Psychology), it can be worrying for some to think about what we learned in class, and how it could apply to their own lives.

For example, I have several friends who are currently at college with me who suffer from different issues (anxiety, OCD, etc.), and I’m constantly asking them questions about their lives and how they deal with different issues. Sometimes I can come off as annoying, but most of them try their best to answer my inquires with some humor and kindness, which I’m very grateful for.

While I know other factors go into having a psychological disorder (i.e., family history, environment, etc.), it’s still terrifying to know that in the next few years, something could shift in my chemical makeup, and I could potentially have a disorder. Some people think that I’m a little neurotic about this type of thing (and they’re right), but it’s a topic that often keeps me awake at night. It’ll probably keep me awake for a few more years as well, but for now, I’ll have to rely on my classes and psychology textbooks to keep me in check.

Normally, I’d ask a question about the topic, but since this is a bit of a sensitive one, I’ll just ask you what you think, and if you have anything that you can relate to!

Have a great Sunday.

xxoo.

Chapters 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478 & 479: Settling In

Happy Sunday!

I’m back at college for my sophomore spring semester!

Do you ever feel like something is missing? Like you’re content and happy, but deep down, there’s something missing, and you don’t know what it is? It makes me question my life and my choices, and I can’t figure out what’s wrong, or if anything is actually wrong!

It feels like something is being forgotten, or overlooked, and I can’t figure it out!

Do you ever feel this way? If so, what helps you remember?

Have an amazing weekend!

xxoo

Chapters 335, 336, 337, 388, 339 & 340 : Week One

Happy Thursday!

As you can guess, I’m at college! Everything is unpacked (although not very organized), and I’ve already completed my first week of classes!

SO, because I didn’t post for about a week, I’m making sure this is a longer post!

Whenever you’re starting something new, whether it’s a new job, a new class, a new project, it’s always scary. Do you ever get that mix of excitement and nerves? It’s like a giant butterfly is fluttering inside your stomach, trying to get out. It’s not a pretty image to think about, but that’s what always comes to my mind when I think about nerves.

Some people aren’t scared of new things, in fact, they love them! Sometimes people are petrified to try new things, so much that they won’t try anything new at all! And some people are nervous about trying new things, but they buck up and try them anyway. 

I tend to think of myself in the last option, where I’m scared, but I try anyway. I feel like the more new things you try, the more things you might enjoy!

So, that’s the theme for this first week of college! I’m planning to try a few new things while I’m at school, and of course, you’ll be coming along with me!

How do you feel about new things?

Have an amazing weekend! xxoo

Quick Note: Tomorrow

Happy Friday!

I’m sorry I haven’t posted in the past few days, I’ve been running around doing last minute things in preparation for heading back to college.

So, I’m heading back tomorrow morning, and it’ll be bittersweet! And of course, I’ll be sharing my adventures and life at school with you all. I can’t wait!

I’ll be back either tomorrow or Sunday with an extra-long post for you all!

Have an amazing weekend! xxoo

Chapters 293 & 294: Major & Minor

Happy Monday!

Hope you’re all having an excellent start to your week! 

So, part of college is deciding what subject you want to major in. Or in some cases, two subjects you want to pursue a career in. Or one main subject, and two lesser subjects. Or one main subject, and an another, lesser subject. That’s known as a “major/minor”, and that is what I am currently planning to decide upon this year.

And what am I planning to major/minor in you ask? Psychology, with a minor in Creative Writing.

I’ve been interested in Psychology for years, so it just seems like the natural course to take in my studies. I want to help people as much as possible, and learning about what makes a person ‘tick’ is a really interesting concept to me. And as many of you know, I love to write, and so I think minoring in Creative Writing is an excellent choice.

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So, what is/was your major/minor in college/university? Why did you choose it? Is your current career in that field, or something similar?

Hope you all have an awesome week! xxoo

 

Chapter 217: Sitting In An (Almost) Empty Room

Happy Wednesday!

Final Exams? Done. Packing? Almost Done. Being Ready To Go Home? Not yet. 

Even though all of the hard work is over for the year, I still feel exhausted and overwhelmed. But this time, it’s because I know tomorrow I’ll have to leave my friends and school to head back home for summer vacation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to be going home, but now that I’ve completed my freshman year at college, it feels like it went by so quickly.

When I first started college, I was scared, excited, nervous, etc. I hoped I’d be able to make friends, and enjoy my classes. But I never expected to feel so loved and accepted from the second I moved in. My friends are absolutely amazing, and it’s an awesome feeling to know that I’ll still see some of them while I’m at home. I enjoyed my classes, and found a subject (Psychology) that I’m in love with, which is amazing. It went by so quickly, and I’ve changed so much over the course of this year.

I went from a girl who feared she would have a hard time fitting in or not being able to find her passion, to a girl who has amazing friends, and a blog where she gets to share her thoughts and feelings to the world. I couldn’t ask for a better year, and I want to thank you all for being on this journey with me (cheesy, I know.) It means so much, and don’t worry, I’m not leaving anytime soon 🙂

The summer just means the start of my next chapter, and I’ll make sure to keep up with a semi-regular schedule. 

So, what do you love about summer? Personally, I love the warmth, not having to wear shoes, flowers and playing outside.

Hope you all have an amazing week!

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Chapter 202: Life In A Library

Happy Wednesday!

As a college student, you tend to spend time in the library (some more than others). It’s a (usually) quiet place to sit and do work or study. However, during final exams, the library turns into a chaotic mass of stressed students vying for a seat in order to get some peace and solitude. 

It’s a crazy thing, but I guess in college, libraries aren’t just for checking out books anymore, there a place to socialize, to laugh, to study, and sometimes, even sleep. 

Hope you all have a great week!

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Chapters 162, 163, 164: It’s Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend, & I’m In The Library

Happy Saturday!

Based on the title, yes, it’s Saint Patrick’s Day! (Well, tomorrow). And since I’m on a college campus, that means it’s a weekend full of drinking and partying. Personally, I’m not much of a drinker, and while I like parties, the ones that are going on are a bit too crazy for my liking.

And there’s the issue of having an exam on Monday, and two assignments due Tuesday. So even if I wanted to go out and party, my workload is threatening to crush me under it’s weight. Instead, I’m in the library finishing my work, because otherwise, I know I’ll never be able to focus and complete it (my dorm is currently filled with extremely loud drunk people). I don’t really mind though, because once I get this done, I’ll be free! Well, for the weekend anyway, because the next few weeks are overloaded with assignments and research papers.

Wish me luck, and have a safe & happy Saint Patrick’s Day! (Even if you don’t celebrate it!)

Irish_clover xxoo

Chapter 158: Life In A College Dorm (Coming Back)

Happy Sunday!

Today, I headed back to my college because Spring Break is over (sadly). I arrived later in the afternoon, only to find most of the dorm empty…which was surprising considering we start classes tomorrow. Although, as time ticked by, more people showed up and the noise level dramatically increased. 

Even though I became used to the quiet that surrounded me while I was on vacation, it was nice to hear everyone coming back and greeting their friends. However, now that it’s nearing midnight, I’m hoping the screaming and noise dies down, because I left my earplugs at home.

Hope you all have a great week!

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xxoo