The Procrastination Problem (or Why I’m Learning to Work Ahead)

You may have noticed that my text posts have been a little sporadic of late. That’s largely because as I’m adjusting to my new job and home, I’m trying to adjust to a new schedule.

When I was in school (and doesn’t that make me sound old?), I generally wrote my blog posts the day I posted them. I’d take an hour or two between classes to whip up a post and be done. Because it was a short amount of time between busyness, I was less likely to be distracted. It might not have been the best way to go about blogging, but it worked for me.

After I graduated, I had even more free time so it was no trouble at all to type out a post in very little time.

Now, however, I don’t have free time during the day. I’m at work for 9 hours and by the time I get back to my apartment, I don’t usually have the brainpower to quickly write and post anything remotely clever or interesting. So I put it off.

This post is actually the perfect example. I started it over a week and a half ago.

If moving and living on my own have taught me anything, it’s how to prioritize. And I’ve found that making rest and relaxation a priority goes a long way toward making me a happier, healthier person.

So unfortunately, blogging often gets pushed to the side on Tuesday nights. Especially now, since I’m busy after work on Tuesdays. My solution, theoretically, is to finish my blog posts sooner, over the weekends.

That hasn’t been going so well.

I’m still trying to figure out where everything fits. I’m trying to balance being productive with not driving myself crazy.

So I apologize if I’m still not back on schedule yet. I’m doing my best and slowly finding what works.

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