Those who know me well know that I am capable of great work... if given enough time. Like many artists and people around the world, time is not the easiest thing to manage. As predictable as it is (always keeping a steady pace) time is somehow able to sneak up on us.
This is my last semester in college. Recognizing that, I'm aiming to be as on top of my schedule as possible. This means having actual flexibility in case there are any types of hiccups that may occur and I have no control over. It's impossible to know what will happen the next day or even more the next several months, but if you can stay on top of your work and relationships with people, it'll certainly be a smoother ride.
PLAN OF ATTACK
Those of you who know me also know I title all of my "To-Do Lists" as "Plan of Attack". Why? Just sounds more epic. Any case, some of the things I've done to keep this schedule on track are...
- Make a massive calendar with only four months showing (Jan - April), and record all the important deadlines. Only having four months will keep the overwhelming stature of your "to-do list" seem more manageable and minimal. That and these important dates will be visible to you so you won't absentmindedly forget deadlines are coming up.
- Keep the workspace (in this case, it's also my bedroom) clean. Cluttered space makes a cluttered mind.
- Get back in shape! This includes workouts, eating healthy, taking my vitamins, getting enough sleep, and putting lotion on. For some reason the most difficult out of all of these is lotion (I have sensitive skin, though ignore it most of the time), which is why it is added on my list.
- Find someone who will stay up with you. Not only YouTube, Pandora, or that old 90s poster of 'N Sync or Spice Girls you have still hanging in your room. People, whether they're interacting with you or not, unconsciously reassures you that you're not alone with your work. That and when you're the last person awake it's a good indicator that you should go to bed.
It's been only a month since I've had this mentality and management, but so far has helped me out a lot. I've certainly feel more at ease and prepared for what's ahead than I have been in past years.
Relatively short and to the point post today. If you have any subjects you'd like me to touch on, please feel free to message me in the contact section. Hope you all are having a fantastic start to the new year, and I shall write you next month.