Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ever a Procrastinator

I have had an issue with procrastination since my days as a wee lass. I always set the goal that I won't do it anymore, but alas I can't seem to break the chain. So, blog posts rarely ever happen, homework gets saved till the last possible second, and writing missionaries happens at midnight. Not cool. The plus side(if you can call it that) It did help me to get good at writing 5 page papers in under two hours. Quite the achievement. Now, I really need to be on top of things or else...I will regret it. I am getting ready to take the Foreign Service Exam in February, the GRE as soon as possible, and doing grad school applications. Luckily, I have a little bit of time, but not a huge amount. I have to remind myself daily to stay on top of stuff. 2011 is the year that I have to make life improvement my priority. They always get pushed to the back burner, because as was brought to my attention this week, again, I feel like I don't deserve good things and if it doesn't come easy for me, I hate it. I should have a permanent chant going in my head, "Not everything is easy, most everything is hard."   Maybe then I would get more done.
I have set several goals for this year, and I need to get them written down somewhere that I can be held accountable.
1. Stick to the plan(you are paying for it).
2. Exercise daily. I am horrible at this.
3. Spend more time doing social things. I roll my eyes when I think about this one.
4. Make every fast a spiritual experience. Cleanse my inner vessel.
5. Think less about things I want now, and think about what I want in the future. This will cause me to save more? I hope.
6. Walk in the U's commencement ceremony, wearing a beautiful bright pink lei.
7. Be a good example for the kids at the middle school. Meaning, if I don't want them to procrastinate, I shall not do it either.
8. Watch Jimmer play as much as I can. I don't think I have seen a better player. So excited to see all he can do.
As the year goes on, I will be adding to that list, and hope to cross them off, or change them to a more improved goal for next year.


Stacy said...

I know you can do all of these things whit. You are a girl who can do anything! Please come exercise with me. We can run in the Spring again, if you come over it will help me to do it also!

Stacy said...

Plus, it is just Essie this year. The stroller will be a lot easier to push!

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry you inherited the tendency to procrastinate from me.

sara said...

Your list looks like a list I should make for myself. I echo Stacy's thoughts. You can do all of those things. You are amazing. You just need reminders that you are. That is what Stacy and I are here for. What's the deal with Jimmer. Does he not play for the Y? Traitor.

Alan and Shelley said...

I think your list is good, but it looks scary to me. I'm not a bad procrastinator, I just forget to do things. Who is Jimmer, a basketball player or your dad?

Tennyson said...

I can't imagine dad playing basketball for the Y. That would blow my mind. Too bad dad didn't score 47 points in that game.Jimmer Fredette is just too good. Too bad he's a Y player. Shame shame.