Well, here I am, sitting at home on Sunday night working on studio. Since I haven't told you yet, our final project/thesis is the redesign and merging of three clinics within a 15,000 square foot space, and to develop a cohesive and efficient plan, and incorporate all user requirements. . . It has been a HUGE task, to say the least. But it wouldn't be Senior Thesis if it wasn't challenging, tiring, and didn't contain moments of procrastination.
Tonight I have hit a road block. Without my to-do list in front of me I am like a lost puppy, wandering the streets of a foreign country, with nothing but the world in front of me to explore (aka, the internet)... I like to call that "danger zone".
1. Furniture Plan
2. Illustrated perspectives for the Reception area
3. Numerous games of online checkers. . . In which I lost
4. Watched multiple episodes on abc.com
5. Designed and redesigned my college graduation announcement, return address labels, and business cards
6. Developed a new to-do list for my portfolio
8. Hour and a half phone conversation
10. This blog post
I am the Procrastination Queen. However, even though I have been busy with these very important activities, I somehow do not feel accomplished. I know that if I just keep going, each piece will slowly fall into place, and I can then take pride in marking items off, but it is hard to get there sometimes.
The St. Paul Campus Career Center offered a great solution for a to-do list and calendar, however. It has helped me stay organized, level headed, and has reduced the feeling of being overwhelmed; although you wouldn't know it by today. If you have this same issue, use the advice given to me:
- Buy a top-spiraling notebook
- Use a ruler and an exacto knife to cut the pad of paper down the middle, from the top to the bottom
- On the left write your weekly, or daily schedule. This should consist of scheduled meetings, appointments, jobs, etc. Things that have a time attached.
- On the right make your to-do list, putting the most important items on the top
- The point of this: your daily or weekly schedule can be torn out as they pass, but you can maintain your to-do list without having to re-write it, or feel overwhelmed when something doesn't get completed.
Well, now that I've given everyone else a successful tool, I should probably use my own advice and look at my list. . . It's about that time. . . . . . .