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perpetualthoughts:

“I choose to.”

“When can I start?”

“I can take one small step.”

“I can be perfectly human.”

“I must take time to play.”

Reminders from Chapter 3 of the Now Habit by Neil Fiore decorated with the feather stamps I made and some feather drawings.

Reminders to self

A comic I made for Make Art Daily! Officially starting on Monday!

This video really spoke to me. I felt like I was listening to a more forthcoming and empathetic version of my inner dialogue. Different things are difficult for different people and that is something we should be accepting and supportive of. Recognizing these patterns in ourselves and forgiving ourselves for not finding something easy allows us to focus on getting better at facing those challenges, and celebrating our progress instead of beating ourselves up for not being perfect. Being empathetic to others’ challenges helps them reach the same conclusions and can give them strength to embark on those same journeys.

Resolve

Today I slept in.

I got sucked into the internet and put off tasks with tight deadlines and my own organizational plans.

I find that once something has been put off for even a short period of time it’s much harder to start.

MUCH harder.

And today I have been beating myself up about this whole process, despite not feeling great physically, and dealing with some anxiety.

The phrase “it’s never too late” sort of throws my brain in to an anxious, frantic, realist, argumentative place. And I don’t know if I’m quite ready to move on from the days disappointment, but it’s time to let it go a little bit.

We are not just the sum of our actions. And sometimes things are more difficult then they outwardly appear. Or sometimes we just don’t feel strong, or motivated or ready to tackle challenges.

Right now I feel pretty low, but I know that if I start tackling those problems I’ve been putting off I’ll start to feel better. I know because it’s happened many times before, and that I will be able to gain a feeling of worth and achievement that will help me forgive myself for past mistakes.

Maybe it is too late to do everything perfectly, but I can still set reasonable priories, and no matter how much I say I don’t feel like doing something or that I just don’t want to it’s ultimately my choice what I do with my time, and what attitude I decide to face my decisions with.

So the moment is now and the plan is this.

1. Finish recording activities in my Calendar because it will help me achieve a sense of piece in relation to remembering what I do, and hopefully keep track of my time (whether fixating on recording day to day details is important is not important tonight – lots of people journal, and recording and reflecting can be very positive)

2. My materials assignment because I can do it, and it isn’t a super long assignment.

3. Reassess because I have another assignment to do, but my health is important too, and having the option to decide whether I want to complete it or accept the consequences of not completing it will help me reclaim the control that I feel I’ve lost when I’m overwhelmed.

This is reasonable. I am okay. I can do this.

Thanks for helping me regain my motivation tumblr. <3

I don’t want to write my work term report.

I wish I did it earlier.

I feel stressed about organizing things, and completing the large number of tasks I feel are imposed on me right now (mostly by myself.)

I am tired.

I made the choices that led to me not being finished this despite it being due in 16 hours.

I am not even close.

I am frustrated by the format.

I am frustrated by being unsure of the marking criteria.

I feel like my writing is too informal, and I don’t know what tense to use. Everything just sounds awkward.

There are so many words in my document but are they the right ones?

I don’t want to deal with images and captions and lists of tables.

I do not want to hunt down a ‘non-internet’ resource.

How do you site blogs in IEEE format?

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“I choose to.”

“When can I start?”

“I can take one small step.”

“I can be perfectly human.”

“I must take time to play.”

Reminders from Chapter 3 of the Now Habit by Neil Fiore decorated with the feather stamps I made and some feather drawings.