If I am being very honest, I struggle with managing my time. I can list and plan my tasks, but executing them as planned is just a different ball game; one I find quite difficult.
Today, I planned to work on my Software Engineering project as well as my Principles of Programming project. I planned to wake up as early as 6:00am, exercise till 7:00 am, grab some breakfast and head to the lab to work on my projects. I intended to reward my “hard work” with a day out in the city center. My day went something like this:
6:00am : My alarm went off but somehow I managed to subconsciously switch it off. I can’t really remember doing this.
10:00am : I woke up thinking “whaaaat? how did this happen? I’m 4 hours behind schedule!”, only to fall back asleep again.
11:58am : I woke up and laying in bed I said to myself, “If you’re still on this bed at 12:00pm, you’re doomed”, so I got myself out of bed in a hurry, brushed my teeth and decided to do an exercise routine from YouTube.
I’m not going to try and tell you how the rest of my day went in a timeline because somewhere along the line, I lost track of my time.
After completing the exercise routine from YouTube, I felt quite exhausted but I wasn’t going to let myself sleep again. Impossible!Especially since I was 6 hours behind my schedule. I had a shower, grabbed lunch and went straight into town.
Why did I go into town when I had not touched any of my projects? Well, my Principles of Programming project was meant to be released today but fortunately/unfortunately it hasn’t been released yet. What about my Software Engineering Project? Well, I thought I’d skip doing it and give myself the treat anyway since I worked quite hard during the holiday, and Uni starts tomorrow. Happy days!
To combat my time management problem I decided to get a pretty notebook while I was in town for writing the things I need to do each day. I hope to spend my evenings listing the things I need to do the next day in the book. I also bought another pretty notebook for my Bible devotion/ quiet time, I also hope to do this every day.
Exams are slowly creeping in and so are deadlines, whew! I wish you what I wish myself; Wisdom, knowledge, understanding and peace from above. Goodluck! We can do this!
Isiah 41:10 : So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.