Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?
Actually, I’m still looking for the ways to make me focus. In other words, I’m so skilled at wasting my time and days!
That’s why I’m taking this course now.
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It’s unnerving to look inside ourselves and to know what is keeping us from doing things we really want to do.
In my case, I want to be a better planner for myself. When I was a high school student, I was a kind of person who makes a perfect study-plan to prepare for the entrance exam of the university of her first-choice, and then fails to follow through the plan or just starts making a new plan even before actually doing anything.
So, when I resumed my English learning a few years ago, I didn’t plan properly, because I knew I could easily give up if I planned. I just started with very small steps, and did what I thought were interesting other than just studying or practicing. In retrospect, it worked very well, but I have piled up so many tasks and things I want to do in a few years ahead. I actually need a decent plan and strategy.
I feel like it’s impossible to make a plan to do them all. I still tend to be procrastinating. I also fear I might fail even if the plan is feasible. Feeling I might fail is so scary even now. I think it comes from my pride. I don’t mean I’m doing things to show off myself. I don’t want to feel I’m not as cleaver and strong as I think I am.
I hope to learn something from this course to cope with this uncomfortable stuff.