Getting Rid of Bad Habits
I’ll admit, I’m spending too much time online during a crucial point of my academic career. Because I’ve been a lazy oaf since the winter semester let out I honestly have about 12 weeks before I take the MCAT, 11 if you don’t want to count the week of.
But, I cannot dwell on my past shortcomings and now be more proactive about my studying habits. I’ve installed a website time tracking device, and I suppose a week from tomorrow I’ll see what my statistics are. Maybe I’ll have something to write about for my premed-oriented tumblr.
There’s also the fact that I lurk too much on time wasting sites such as Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, imageboards etc. with the tracker I can see how much I idle on their pages within the next couple of days. I’d really like to get the habit of hours of mindlessly browsing image boards out of my system as that’s a negative habit.
There’s a large and better list of things to do instead of lurking on the internet (and with more benefits too):
- Finally read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
- Work on Crochet projects and designing patterns
- Improve graphic design skills
- Know Markdown completely
- Write more blog posts
- Improve photo editing skills
- Improve sketching and drawing skills
- Go outside more often (and lose those pesky 8 pounds to get back to 120)
- Make internet friends on Ravelry
- Re-join Skeins on Main stitch group and WSU Knit Lit from time to time
And the list could go on and on…
That being said, I realize I have a tendency to be online longer than I should be, and I want to fix that. Along with my Cold Sheep Challenge, this seems to be gearing up to be the Summer of Self-Improvement, no?