Stress is the best motivation

By Staff Writer
October 23, 2003

Angelina Wagner

It has always been said that the first step to overcoming your problem is admitting it. Hi, my name is Starr McGuinn and I have a serious, serious, serious problem with time management. I am fed up with being unorganized and always being pressed for time.

Yes, I must admit being pressed for time gives you an unbelievable rush. You go through the crazy constant outbursts, your blood is just racing through your veins and up to your brain, and all the information from your brain seems to be flowing to your computer screen or into that assignment that is do within the next four or five hours. However, I am sick and tired of that so-called rush. The rush that you used to love turns into a huge, gigantic, massive headache. You’re stressing instead of doing the assignment because all of sudden your mind goes blank, and who could afford for that to happen when there’s a deadline to meet.

Then you have nerve to be upset when your mind goes blank when all along all you had to do was set aside some time to start the assignment two days earlier. If the assignment had been started when received, there would have been time for your mind to go blank. Ladies and gentlemen, I have experienced this scenario too many times that it’s nerve wrecking. It really gives me unnecessary stress that can be avoided by managing my time differently. The funny thing is that I always knew I had this problem, but it always affected me and I just dealt with what I put on myself.

This year, it’s different. My time management problem does not just affect me anymore; it affects other people whom I work with on the Loquitur staff. Now, if that isn’t a wake up call, then I don’t know what is. Sometimes, you don’t realize how bad your problem is until it affects other people.

I’m not saying I’m all of sudden a pro with managing my time, but I am working on it and I will continue to do so in order to be a team player. And I must say, so far so good–this article was in on time!

Posted to the web by Angelina Wagner

Staff Writer

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