Sunday, 6 March 2011

Procrastination - a story.

So, my previous post was a poem and now - it's STORY TIME!

As some may know by now, or maybe the whole of Year 13 may know by now, I had to do twelve exams in January - four of which were AS retakes, and the remaining eight being A2 exams. Most would and have said to me "I would kill myself if I were you!". I know what you're thinking, what's the big deal? Truth is, it's not a big deal, I'm just writing this to share my experience which has changed me from being a COMPLETE procrastinator to a "I do not want to waste my time, I want to get it done now!" kind of person.

Let's go back in time. I will admit, in Year 12 - I was a lazy, lazy person - always procrastinating until the last minute. Not just in Year 12 actually, I think I've been a procrastinator since a young age. I'm not quite sure why, but I think it was my fear of failing. I'm a perfectionist.  (Procrastinator and perfectionist - that's me? Really?). Before this, I used to hold the view it's better to fail not trying, than trying and end up failing. I did manage to get 3As and 2Bs at primary school. And, my AS levels? Well, let's just say it wasn't at all impressive. Which is why I had four AS exam retakes in January.

It's A2 this year - serious stuff. Part of the twelve exams are five A2 exams which I have done earlier than my peers. We were all supposed to do it in June but, because of some long reasons which I will not mention here to avoid readers' boredom (if you're not bored yet), I decided to do all my exams in January. Was it worth the risk? I'll find out on Thursday the 10th.

Studying for all twelve exams was stressful, depressing and just overwhelming. At least, that was how I felt when I started to focus on the harder exams. While in Year 12, I would normally waste my free periods away talking and laughing with Pauline, I am happy to say I have used all my free periods in Year 13 studying (well, maybe most, not all of my frees). This year, I have been working faster, managing my time better, and just making sure I stay on top of a lot of things altogether. On top of that, I've managed to think positive, smile and just do what I need to do no matter how hard or overwhelming some things seemed.

Believe it or not, I like it. I love being less of a procrastinator and more of a doer. In fact, I love it so much that I think I'll stop myself procrastinating from now on. And that folks, was the story of how I stopped being a procrastinator.


Procrastination - friend or foe?

To procrastinate is to delay needlessly,
At least, that's the definition given by thefreedictionary.

Procrastination - friend or foe?
When you're feeling low,
Procrastinating the work for tomorrow
would be a good idea, no?

What about showering before you go to work,
Would procrastinating be your chance to leave the boss impressed,
Or the reason for the boss to say "You're a mess!"
In this case, procrastination - a friend? Give it a rest.

Procrastination - friend or foe?
I don't really know.
Or maybe, I just need to accept the truth,
and say NO, procrastination - you are a foe!

Hello All! :)

Hello and welcome to Nabihah's Code. As you can see, this is my first post. So, I'd first like to give a shout out to all the people who's helped me, suppported me all this time and all my fans who never gave up on me. ( Writing like a celebrity now?) Oh, and not forgetting, YOU! Of course you! Thanks for visiting my blog!

OK. The reason I created this blog? Well, it's pretty simple really. I like writing (especially poems!), but because I study Maths, Further Maths and Business at college, I don't really have the chance to write do I? I mean, to write a poem of how I 'LOVE' maths is not really my idea of a perfect writing. In fact, I don't think I'll be able to write such poem - but, you never know, I could build up on my talent and I could be able to someday, AND when that happens, I can use it to inspire myself to study harder and maybe others as well! :)

I guess it's time to get rolling! Get ready for the most awesome poem (and articles) people.! ;)

Before I go, I'd like to share a 'motivational' picture I took off a friend.