In the past few days, one of the main theme of life was building up my work habits. I’m slowly replacing my old habits with ones that will help me towards my goals. Here are some of the things I did and would suggest doing:
1. I found that consciously paying attention to what you are doing really helps. For example, I would try to write down what I was doing every hour. The data tells me how well I am using my time and what my old habits were. By paying attention to myself, I can change. What I want to take note of is how my activities change over the next few weeks. Hopefully, I will see that in most of my hours what’s being recorded down are “work, work something work related”
2. Setting daily goals. I noticed that in the past when I was really productive, I always kept a daily goal thingy on my desktop. Every time I opened up the lap top, the daily goal thingy would pop up reminding me what I have done or not. ANd I can also add to it. I think it helped a lot because even if I am not focused on my work, someone just having that there subsconscoulsy reminds me. And as you psychology students might know, the subsconsious and unconscious mind (things that are going on in your mind without your awareness) are much more powerful. It is operating behind the scene and sooner these daily planning will start to have their effects on you and you ll find yourself working towards them.
3. I sleep too much before. I remebered in the past I use to sacrifice sleep and healthy eating and exercise for work. There would be days where I am so immsersed in my studying or work that I don’t sleep at all. However over the last few months, I have been trying to take care of my health more and I thikn that is causing me not to put enough priorities into work. Like this afternoon I told myself before I sleep that i have to wake up 2 hours later.. and even if I am super sleepy i have to get up. Whereas in the past I would just keep sleeping.. because my body needs it. This hasn’t yet been going so well, but I hope by the next few weeks, I will sleep lesser.
These are three things i have been doing lately. aside from a lot of soul searching and planning.