Saturday, February 26, 2005

More on Procrastination

What is it with humans and our desperate need to procrastinate?

If I were to think scientifically outside of myself and observe my own study behaviour, it would be quite peculiar.

During the first few weeks of school, when there are not really any exams or assignments, I'm so on top of things, studying after each class, reading the textbook beforehand, etc. Not much motivation is required.

And now... a few weeks into classes, I've already written three midterms, and I've got one Monday morning at 9 a.m. I don't study on Sundays, and I have to be somewhere at 6 p.m. tonight (Saturday). At about 4:30 p.m. I've printed off all the notes I need to memorize and suddenly I develop this huge urge to play the guitar. So, we're talking about an hour max left of studying time and I go amuse myself with something else.

Why is it like that?

I mean, really... I did get all my studying done. (The Holy Roman Empire was established in 962... Henry II's reforms were 1154) It's all up here (picture me pointing to my head). And I'm good. But why did I spend more time taking breaks than actually working?

1 comment:

Justin said...

Julie, you're a masterprocrastinator, hehehe. Don't worry you're not the only one. A very good idea to your procrastination problem would be to go to a place that's secluded from everthing else. Maybe like a library, and study with some friends too. That usually works for me.

And maybe you could write songs about Holy Roman Empire on guitar, that would be cool. But make a time to play your guitar from your study time.

There's lots of ideas. Hoped that helped.