Sunday, April 18, 2010

Only one tough assignment left in this school year!

The Anonymous groups say that a crucial step in overcoming addiction is admitting the problem. However, there are others who say that the best way to get away from old habits is to see yourself as how you wish to be, rather than dwelling on what had been; for example, if you constantly push yourself to get up and exercise, and perhaps even view yourself as a lazy person, you might try telling yourself (note the use of the present tense), "I exercise, I honor myself," in order to change dusty thought patterns. Now I'm not much for doing what some might call "skirting around problems," but I am also familiar with the great possibilities that come along with changing outlooks on things. But such enters into the discussion of the meaning of reality, and it's barely Sunday afternoon, so I'll leave that stone untouched for now.

So the real reason I'm writing this is because I myself feel like a Procrastination Station: I have a 6-page Spanish paper due on Friday, and I'm only in the preparation stage. I have no problems finishing my more "predictable" homework, but when it comes to writing assignments where I must produce something substantial of my own, I sometimes encounter sluggishness. I've admitted it, and I'm going to try to get something, at least an outline, completed by the end of the day.

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