Staying on Track
Weekly Report 4/24/17 to 4/30/17
I have always struggled to stay on track to the point where I occasionally find myself spending hours avoiding homework. My problem revolves around YouTube; I cannot stop watching videos. To give an idea how ridiculous the problem is: I found myself watching a Mr. Bean documentary last week. MR. BEAN! Who in their right mind would watch that instead of doing work? I, however, have been trying to work at it. I have been putting in effort to gain a better grasp of my time, in order to avoid wasting my time with YouTube.
It is not just annoying, but difficult to get rid of this habit. Despite wanting to find better ways to invest my time, I continuously fall back to the instant gratification YouTube brings. Nevertheless, I have devised a plan. If I limit myself to two hours of YouTube; it will force me to make better choices with the videos I watch. I will also be forced to find other things to do with the spare time I will be giving myself; I already have some ideas. I could spend my newly allotted time painting. I could actually paint daily if I manage my time accordingly, which will allow me to improve and develop my skills as a painter.
Ms. Vernon has taught me that consistency is the key to improvement. Of course this consistency has to be supported by a conscious effort to develop one’s self. Consistency, nonetheless, is arguably more demanding than conscious learning. That is why I have to do my absolute best to follow this plan, I mean, if I do not, I will find myself watching more Mr. Bean documentaries.