Have you ever felt that you've been busy and the thought of waking up in the morning seems too tiring too. For the past days I've been tired and stressed and it's a bit shameful to confess that I have not finished any work bestowed upon me by my parents, boss and school.
I've been really lazy lately maybe because just thinking about my responsibilities are already tiring and I really do not know where on earth am I going to start! It's like i've been burnt out or something or probably I need inspiration.
I'm that person who works well if I have an inspiration. So what has been keeping me "busy". First is the school work I have in Law school. The work I have in my freelance work, the recent celebration of the Panagbenga Parade and other miscellaneous activities.
To tell you the truth I think that I've been pulling myself down. It's been a disease of mine not to finish something Im really not passionate about. If you think about it I won't be writing this post if Im THAT busy right. :( I have many things I want to do and finish but I'm the one hindering myself... I think it's time to change and grow up. Things are different now and if I want to change something then I have to change first and everything follows.
it's hard competing with yourself but if you know yourself well then it's possible.
Hi guys, Im here to let my anger and thoughts flow freely and to let everything out before I go to school and take a quiz.
I believe a good, healthy working environment should start at home and besides a healthy environment is a better motivation for you to work better! I am no business owner nor do I have a stable job with a stable salary (but I work as a commissioned writer for an advertising business). So why am I saying these stuff.. I've graduated in a University with the course Business Administration major in Marketing and since I was in high school I would often be at our "sari-sari store" to be the "saleslady". Oh this is a small thing, and it's pro bono (for free)! I've just got into an argument with my mother about issuing receipts. I issued some receipts with a few days gaps after the last receipt, if you're familiar with this situation you know that receipts should be issued at every transaction, everyday. So clearly, THIS IS THE REAL WORLD (so did my mom say)! I did piss her good when I made this "cheating" mistake about the issuance of my receipts. Defective daw because of the wide gaps of dates! She even contested that why was the issuance of receipts not taught in business school?! Did I not graduate from a business school!? I was so insulted, my mother insulted my capabilities as a graduate! Everytime she would belittle and criticize me, it would always feel like a slap on the face! SORRY MA! COLLEGE DID NOT TEACH US THE REAL WORLD, THEY TAUGHT US TO AT LEAST TRY TO SURVIVE IT, CHEATING RECEIPTS WAS NOT IN OUR TEXTBOOKS NOR WAS IT PART OF ANY OF OUR SUBJECTS! This argument was bad! It hit straight through! Yes, school did not teach us these stuff, it was all so new, kaya nga pati mga Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, at kahit Suma Cum Laude namin still go through training eh! REAL WORLD is so different from the IDEAL PROFESSIONAL WORLD taught in school. And my mother knows little of how training goes, since we're graduates she expects us to know everything! Which was wrong! Learning never stops in school in goes on and on! My mother does not know that, gusto niya kasi lahat katulad niya.
So why is my post entitled "Healthy Working Environment"? Because where I live or "work" (working for my mother, that is) is not a healthy environment, when I do something good for the store I get no recognition. Walang "wow anak! ang galing galing mo" or "good job, tama yan!". No recognition=no encouragement thus no healthy environment. It's just sad that it's even your family! Now I know why my friends who are nurses do not like to work for their doctor parents. I guess every business owner, business entrepreneur, everyone should know that their employees, worker, people around them also need some recognition to make them feel that they've done a good job and they're on the right track. By some little recognition, your business can make through the toughest depressions the economy can take (maybe).
Now that's one lesson learned.
It's hard to break a long time habit. In my case I tend to procrastinate and rush on tasks and projects bestowed upon me. At the same time I always complain about how busy and stressed I am from the pile of work that just doesn't end. The thing is when I start to actually do something and sit in front of the my project I lose focus easily and I can't think of anything good enough to start my projects! Then I start browsing other social networking sites and waste time. I think I need professional help. I need to get focused, I mean seriously! I've wasted so much time doing nothing when I think I'm doing something. So to help myself I made a SWOT analysis about myself with the help of some my friends.
SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats).. SWOT analysis is not only for marketing strategies and business plans. SWOT analysis can also be used for the development of oneself. You can make a SWOT analysis to check and evaluate yourself so you can improve an you WEAKNESSES and to avoid threats. Learn more about it here. Aside from self awareness you can also use your SWOT analysis in making your curriculum vitae.
I guess I have to work on my time management, organization skills, perseverance and diligence to finish work, I need to focus more and be decided! I shouldn't be procrastinating!
And and I've also thought of something.. Every Monday mornings I wake up extra early to jot done what I've got to do for that current week and I have to plan my whole week promising that I should/MUST finish each task I have provided myself. It's like a time table of what needs to be done! I think it's a great idea! I miss the feeling of satisfaction when I get everything done! I've started this week and I hope I can pull it through. Pray for me!
Well that's what I believe in now. There's that rush of jealousy and pain. It started when my sister was asking me if I knew the people who made it in the Dean's list in Law School. Yes, I actually did know them. It pains me that I didn't even make it, at least to the half of being part of the Dean's List. To tell you the truth I lost the drive on the way to being great. I know myself well and my capabilities and I knew that being great in law school is a possibility for me, no doubt! But my laziness slapped me on the face this time and to top that, my mediocrity had the chance to spit on my face too.
I'm just sad and angered inside and this drive to greatness is fuming inside-out. I guess it's time to take things seriously, so today at this very moment I decide to be GREAT! I believe that we can do all things if we put our heart and effort into it. GREATNESS do pay big time. I hope you too decide to be GREAT today.