Reflective Essay On My Self-Change Project

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For my Self-Change Project I decided to work on changing my very bad habit of procrastinating, by practicing better time management skills. Procrastinating is something that I have done as far back as I can remember. I always waited until the last minute in everything I did from school projects, helping others, to even leaving out of the house. Everything I did was at the very last minute, to include starting school and signing up for classes. If I would have waited another semester to start school, I would have lost out on some of my military GI Bill benefits. I feel that changing this habit, will result into a better opportunity to become a better student as well as a better example for my children. If I am able to show up to class on-time, …show more content…
I would wait until the end of the night to look over my school work and have study time. The bad thing was, after about eight at night, I couldn’t really focus, I would be so sleepy and rushing through everything. I also noticed I was waiting and starting dinner for my family at the very last second, so instead of us eating at a decent time of at least seven thirty (because my husband gets off of work at seven), we were eating at eight thirty or sometimes even nine. This habit was also effecting my children, every morning we have to wake up at six, and I would hit the snooze button a few times to finally get up at six thirty, by this time we have thirty minutes to get out of the house. Unfortunately thirty minutes to get three people ready, is a recipe for a very stressful morning. Needless to say, we were late more times than not. Being late resulted in my children not given enough time to eat breakfast and always feeling rushed, that could potentially set a bad tone for their day, and sometimes did. After observing these behaviors, I was even more convinced that this habit needs to change quickly. Not only was my procrastinating effecting my study habits and school work, but it was also effecting my family, and that is not fair for …show more content…
I couldn’t wait to give my kids a better start to their day, I couldn’t wait to serve my family dinner before eight every night, and I couldn’t wait to see the positive effects this would have on my school work. I set a schedule to complete everyday so that my day could run very smooth without being rushed or lacking in any area. The first thing I did was set my alarm for thirty minutes earlier, so that after I hit the snooze a few times I was still able to give myself an hour to get three people ready. The next thing on my schedule was to lay clothes out the night before so that the morning wasn’t filled with tearing up closets and figuring out where my daughter’s favorite top is with ten minutes left to get out the house. Now for dinner I decided that I will start implementing more crock pot meals, so that while I am at school, my dinner is cooking. This also opens up time when I get home from school, I am able to immediately review my note from class and have some study time, before my kids come home from school. I normally used this time to figure out what we are eating, then defrost the food, and most of the time run to the store to get last minute ingredients. These few but very big changes, made such a big difference in my day to day life. My children were much happier in the mornings, besides not being rushed in the mornings now, they were also able to go to bed at an earlier

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