Help me get my crap together...
- 11-19-2007, 04:57 PM
Help me get my crap together...
I may have the worst self-discipline/time-management skills of all time... Especially when it comes to balancing between school/leisure.. Anyway, assuming that some of you have had similar problems, how'd you all deal with it? Any tips to help me deal with this "disorder?"
Note: This is pretty much limited to school/leisure time. My training and such I may spend too much time on as it is..
- 11-19-2007, 06:56 PM
I definitely have empathy for you with the situation. It's rough being a dedicated bodybuilder and in school. The second you sit down to study, it's time to eat. Then, I go to get a paper done, somehow I find myself making posts on AM...like now for example.
I don't even have a normal job. All I REALLY have to do is go to school, and do my homework; and I can't even succeed at that! Bleh. But hey, I've packed on 17 lbs in the last two months.
11-19-2007, 07:25 PM
Sounds like my life man.. Pretty much going through the exact same thing at the moment.. I am looking to get a part-time job however, I think that may actually help me, knowing that I really only have limited time to get things done might drive me to really get them done and stop my procrastinating/never-getting-anything-done ways.. At least, I really hope it goes that way.
11-20-2007, 09:17 AM
Its just like a bad habit. You have a tendency to do it and breaking the cycle to be more productive with your time is a voluntary effort that you have to force upon yourself for quite awhile before it starts to become second nature.
11-20-2007, 02:12 PM
Ok, I'm attempting to schedule my life.. Made myself a sun-sat schedule broken down by the hour.. A friend of mine suggested it who also has problems with procrastination.. said it was workin for him.. So far (this is only day 2 mind you) things are going good.. It's not difficult to follow, and it free's you up a lot more than it contrains you, which is the opposite of what you'd think would happen. Anyway, I hope & pray this continues to go well.
11-20-2007, 05:13 PM
11-20-2007, 06:54 PM
im the same way boys....i took a few correspondance courses in uni and realized thats even worse cause i put those off til the last 2 weeks too..haha..procrastination is a disease. Its selective though obviously, we all hit the gym religiously...
11-20-2007, 09:50 PM
11-20-2007, 09:57 PM
It really is funny though guys. I can totally relate, in that if I put at least half of the effort into my College classes as I do working out etc, I would have to cram up at the end of the semester just to pass.
I never learn.
11-21-2007, 12:37 PM
Schedule your activities and qhen you have spare time then you can join AM or do whatever floats your boat.
11-21-2007, 01:00 PM
11-21-2007, 04:09 PM
1-3PM post on am while studying.
3.05 PM- 12AM - Post on am.
12Am-8AM - Dream about what im going to post on AM.
8AM-9AM - Think about how much the guys are missing me not posting on AM.
9AM-1PM - Post on AM when im supposed to be working.
11-21-2007, 04:29 PM
Yea I think alot of us have this probrlem. I think I may have the ultimate juggle (not trying to boast). School/training/work/baseball/wife/kids. Surprisingly when Im the most busy Im at my best. While working 25hr a week/training 4-5days/going to class 14hrs/ baseball practice mon-fri from 4-7 I had a 3.5 GPA.
Now with no baseball "practice" and less work (~15hrs) Im doing worse in school. I think my GPA slipped to about a 3.2-3.0
Now with more time I find myself on here screwing off or playing with my 3year old when I get home from work and lose track of time or the wife and I will go out and end up shopping or somthing stupid that we didnt org. plan because we dont have anything planned. I get almost no school work done. Infact I just got a 71 on my last Chem test and didnt look at anything until 10pm the night before.
It's all about self disipline and making a schedule and makeing sure you go from A to B to C etc.....not skipping anything. Once I get in the hang (3-4days) its like clock work.
Serious Nutrition Solutions Representative
11-21-2007, 11:37 PM
The homebrewing section was kicking a$$ back then and there were tons of great topics that I was eager to learn about. Hell, even Bobo used to be glued to this place a few years ago so it happens to us all.
11-21-2007, 11:44 PM
One word of advice is to not cut into your school work for things like AM and the gym. I know that sounds weird but I spent the first 2 years of college partying like a rock star....now (although I'll never forget that time in my life) I completely regret it. I think back on all the things I could've learned and feel pretty bad about it.
11-21-2007, 11:57 PM
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