Thursday, December 6, 2012

How to Do Stuff (with a Book Haul!)

I have accomplished absolutely nothing today. Okay, I take that back; I have accomplished some things, but only if your standards of accomplishment are incredibly low. Unfortunately, mine are not. Here's a short list of the things I have done today:

  • Brushed my teeth
  • Watched a 7th Heaven marathon on the GMC
  • Yelled at my TV during a 7th Heaven marathon on the GMC
  • Ate a taco
And that's it.

Like every other student in the world, I struggle with procrastination. The worst part is, I keep doing it to myself. I know that I should be doing my school work. I don't even really want to be watching these livelavalive videos I've seen a million times. So I tell myself this as I stand up, go all the way to the dining room where I do my school work, and stand in the doorway for 20 seconds before I'm overcome with anxiety and have to turn back to my computer desk where I'm safe and it does not matter if I can't solve factorial equations.

Recently, I've tried to familiarize myself with the concept of immediately. Whenever I put off work, I always say to myself, "after I watch these videos," or, "after I eat a snack," or my favorite, "after another episode of That 70s Show." I say no more! "Do your work... immediately."

For a short while, I used "now," but I found it wasn't forceful enough. If I was going to make myself do something I didn't want to do, it had to be a kick in the pants. "Immediately" implied swift consequences if I disobeyed. And for the most part, it's worked. The exception is days like this one where I just don't care. I know I'll get my work done; I'm not worried. And there's still five hours left in the day so who knows? Maybe I'll buckle down and do some homework. Or maybe I'm more likely to have angels fly outta my arse. (Yeah, I had my 38th viewing of Titanic last night.)

Herp. That's all I planned to talk about but this post is pretty short... um... I went to the library yesterday? To fill up some space, I'm going to give you a mini library book haul! (Added exclamation mark to feign EXCITEMENT!)

Books I checked out at the library:
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth by Alexandra Robbins
The 10 P.M. Question by Kate De Goldi
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

I picked up It's Kind of a Funny Story last night. I'm about 50 pages in and I love it so far. The main character is smart and completely depressing. It's awesome.

Tonight's ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas Feature: Disney's A Christmas Carol
Christmas-tastic Thing of the Day: Happy Holidays from Dwight Shrute!

1 comment:

  1. It's Kind of a Funny Story is one of my all-time favorite books. It's semi-autobiographical, so if you like it, Ned Vizinni's actual teenage memoirs, Teen Angst? Nahhh, will totally be worth a read. One of those things I recently pulled an all-nighter to read in one sitting :)