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Procrastination.

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Ahh, procrastination. You are the thorn in my side, the burr under my saddle, the pain in my ass. This is one of my most negative qualities. Procrastination is defined as the counterproductive deferment of actions or tasks to a later time. It is said to be caused by anxiety, low self-esteem, psychological disorders and also physiological problems such as ADHD.It is said to cause stress, a feeling of guilt and crisis, and I definitely agree with that. It never feels good putting something off untill the last moment.I am pretty sure that I am not suffering from anxiety, low self-esteem or ADHD, but despite that, I still do it. In fact, I am doing it right now while writing this blog. I am supposed to be researching for a project that is due in a couple weeks. I think part of the reason I procrastinate is because when there is something important that I should be doing, say a project like the one I am supposed to be doing right now. This project counts for a great deal of my mark, and it is pretty big, so I should have it done a while before the deadline so I can reflect and appraise it with fresh viewpoint, and make the necessary tweaks. But since I have time before it is due, this is the mentality I have: Oh, there is a lot of time before it is due, I can do it later. Of course, time rolls by and I have not done anything, because I still have more time, right?.Then suddenly, before I know it, the deadline is tomorrow, and I have barely done anything, and I have to stay up the entire night doing it last minute. Of course by then, I can't take some time to look it over again to see if I could have made any improvements because I have to hand it in. This has happened to me several times before, and although I still managed to get great marks, it still isn't worth staying up the entire night to do. I am pretty sure that I am not suffering from depression or damage to my prefrontal cortex, ( which is the part of the brain controlling impulse control, planning, attention, and acts as a filter to decrease distractions from other parts of the brain) butthis is still an problem that will get more and more distracting as I go on. I don't need to see a psychiatrist, but I need to get a hold of myself and do the stuff that is assigned to me at the time it is given.Once, a man said to me "a bad habit takes one month to catch on and 2 months to break". That said, it isn't that long of a time, but I guess it doesn't apply if you are not trying to break it. Ironically people who procrastinate are quite prone to Internet addiction, so I am guessing a lot of you are affected by procrastination as well. Do you feel the same way as me about this subject? Or am I the only one trying to correct my counterproductive, stalling ways? Regardless, I have to get back to working on my project so I can break a habit that has plagued me for a long time.

Merry Belated Christmas, Everyone!!!!

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It has been a couple days since Christmas, but the reason I haven't done anything in that time is because I have been having too much fun with my presents!!!! For my PS3, I got Uncharted 2, which is one of the best games I have ever played in my life, and Batman: Arkham Asylum, which is surprisingly amazing. For my DS, I got a DSi, which I consider to be better than it's predecessor in almost every way. For DS games, I got Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, which is a worthy successor to the franchise, and Mario and Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, which is very addicting and funny. For movies, I got District 9 and the Lord of The Rings Trilogy. District 9 is quite an interesting fresh blast of goodness, and from what I've watched of Lord of The Rings, it has aptly captured the awesomeness of the books. or books, I recieved Eye of The World, the first book of Wheel of Time, which is the best fantasy series ever created, and a couple of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. I have yet to sink my teeth into any of these novels, but I will soon. I was also given heap of clothing, but I really don't care about that stuff. There were a couple other gifts, but I don't remember then at this time. I am quite happy with what I was given, and I hope you all were to!This may be a little late, but Merry Christmas, everyone!!!

Playing my DS

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A little while ago, I was playing Mario Kart DS on my DS. Usually it's a fun experience, but not lately. It's not the game-it's the DS. More specifically, my DS. You could say I'm a bit careless with my DS, so I drop it a lot, and that has resulted in damage. My top screen is in perpetual partial redness and that makes the graphics really bad and hard to look at. Sometimes it goes into full fuzziness and I can't even make out what is on the screen. Also my L and R buttons don't work either, and since those are fundamental buttons that are used in many games, this is not good. My arrow buttons are hypersensitive and jump spaces, and that makes it very hard to select something in a menu, or a wi-fi point. I just recently found out that my X button doesn't work either, and since I was playing Mario Kart, I couldn't use my items and I heard myself repeated saying " d*mn it! Work!", and to no avail. A major fail if I do say so myself. What does this all add up to? I really need a new DS. I really hope I get a new DSi for Christmas, because I can't do anything with the piece of crap I have now.:cry: