Saturday, September 19, 2009

I want my life back...

If you know me, you will know that I am CONSTANTLY crying about my state of internal disorganization. If you check the dictionary for the word 'Procrastinator', you will see my picture beside it.
I blogged about my constant state of organized chaos a while back and I got some good suggestions on how to change things but did I implement any of them? Nope.

I know the solutions, I've been told a million times but the process of actually hopping into bed and attempting to catch 8 hours of sleep, drinking my required 8 glasses of H2O and eating healthy, nutritious meals and mastering the art of effective time management is much harder than you think.
I actually envy people who appear to have it together and everyday I wish that I was more organized.

Well, that has to change sooner than later.

I mean...I had to take a step back and analyze the situation well well and ask myself a couple of questions.

-Why do I get these frequent headaches? Duhhh, 'cos I only get about 6 hours of sleep max + bad nutrition.
-Why did I go back to square one after all my hard work from gyming earlier on this year paid off? Because I haven't bought groceries in Lord knows how long and when a girl can't even gather enough time to cook some nice home cooked meals, and the typical breakfasts, lunches and dinners consist of take out, fast foods and a whole bunch of processed unhealthy ish...how won't it start to reflect on my body and my skin? Not to mention my wallet...
-Why do I need a SKINTERVENTION asap? Once again, duhhhh. The poor nutrition + lack of enough sleep + I can't remember the last time I drank water.
-Why can't I schedule time to get this oil change done? I mean, I could do it on a Saturday but I'm too busy catching up on all the sleep that I've been missing out on during the week days.
-Why do I feel so tired and unmotivated during the day? Back to the sleep thing. I mean, how do celebrities do it? What the heck do I be doing up at 2am in the morning sef? It's not as if I'm even doing love talk and slow jams with a man sef. Mchewwww...
-Why do I constantly feel so stressed out? Lack of effective time management!
-Why are my relatives mad at me for not keeping in touch like I should? It all ties back to the time management thing + the constant feeling of stress. Every chance to enjoy some 'me time' is treasured and lately I've been screening a bunch of calls like whoa and then I procrastinate on calling them back...Gosh, I have 12 voicemails to check. Who procrastinates on checking their voice mail?

These are just a few of the questions that I asked myself.

What can I do to implement some kind of change?
1. I can limit my internet usage. I spend way too much of my personal time on the internet...on these chat things, constantly checking emails, reading blogs, commenting on blogs...the whole 9 yards. I could be doing other things like reading more books, watching more TV, studying for the GMAT as I've belatedly decided to go the grad school route (so that my bride price can be higher *winks*), sleeping and even getting around to checking those voice mails and returning those calls.
2. I can create a to-do list and 'tackle plan'.
3. I can modify my lifestyle i.e switch up my work hours a bit so that I go in earlier, get home earlier and have more time to my self (thankfully, we are blessed with the flex. work schedule at the J-O-B), attempt to get more sleep and generally live a better and more efficient lifestyle.

Just a few solutions which I intend to implement. Wish me luck!

And on that note, my current job assignment location limits access to all the 'fun' websites i.e Blogger, Facebook and such things so unfortunately, I'm unable to check out this site for a good chunk of that day and frankly speaking, after work/post work commitments I'm just too tired to even attempt to make rounds. Please no vex o...I still love you guys, and I will drop by whenever I can. Na me and una for this side of the internet oooo. :-D

P.S:- ProudPrick, whoever you are...dude, you are HEELARIOUS. Ha Ha Ha!

Make I sha waka ooo. Till we jam again nah!

G'nite.

44 comments:

leggy said...

first?

leggy said...

yes!!finally im first in this your blog.anyway,im a procastinator as well,but i dont get fast food i just plain dont eat.

Gee said...

ild settle for second
*doing the happy igbo dance*

Trybes said...

Odikwa serious o.I really think it all depends on your state of mind..Try set your priority..actually you need a to-do-list to guide you as to what you need to do daily,..that way,slowly and gradually you can begin to put things together..That to me seems like the probable way to start from..

Rene said...

i'm starting to eat a lot of junk and i'm an huge procrastinator....my pic wud b big bsyd urz

Tigeress said...

my dear what u need is rest. As for the car- i guess when it breaks down- u'll create time for oil change and other things.

aeedeeaee said...

Reading your post, I felt like i was reading about me. i can't seem to straighten out my priorities!

Biko, take a deep breath...and chill.

*XX*

P.S
I'm top Ten?? Unbe-bloody-lievable!

akaBagucci said...

sounds like you know what you need to to do then... fire away.... and help us hold you accountable...i

P.S. - Haba.. The bride price is already too high na... You wan still add 'gjoin' am? O ti o! As it stands my entire life savings are on the line..

Ms. Royal Reigns said...

lol @ "It's not as if I'm even doing love talk and slow jams with a man sef."

That dictionary might want to make room for one more picture next to the word "procrastinator". I am the worst. Seriously. And just like yourself, I am not taking ANY steps to changing it. Shameful!

Yeah, I think what holds me back, as well, is the internet usage. Ugh. So bad in my part. I mean, look at me! It's 8:15am and where am I? Exactly. This shit needs to stop. And truly, cause of this evil machine called the internet, I have lost ways with my reading, watching tv, doing errands, EXERCISING, etc. And what the hell do I do on the internet, anyways? If someone asks me to give them a tabulation of what exactly I do on the internet, I can't even give it to them cause even MY ass won't even know what the hell I do on here. But I'm here.

We can make it, OM. Yes we can!

Ms.O said...

lol I even felt exhausted reading the post! You have a good plan, now if only you would just stick to it!. Ill pray for you!

Funms-the rebirth said...

uve taken d first step in acknowledgin a solution,pls put it in practice.....all the best

ttlolla said...

Lets wait for your net post where tou will tell us you've started practising all these steps

Nefertiti said...

u know @ ur #1 plan for implementing the change, I reached a turning point where I felt like the internet was taking over my life. Blogger, FB gchat etc, so I started to cut them off little by little (hence the disappearance for a while) I had to get my life back in order. Clutter affects our lives in more ways than one. More importantly, we need that sleep o, my sister. We need am!

Ebony~!* said...

looool! im more than a procrastinator but when i make up my mind to do somethig, i get my head into it! im glad you have all the answers to your questions oh! lol

Ada said...

OMG this is the story of my life. and its been weighing heavily on me these days since grad school has started. I mean I guess i am just begining to realize that I cant live the way I was living pre gradschool when i had no job. Time management is a must now. the least bit of procastination wlll hurt me and throw off my day. and then I am always scattering arranging cos i cant find things when I need them. ughhh. you and me both sis, you and me both.lol

Zena said...

It seems the procrastination bug is going around, I've become unmotivated to do anything at all, and I don't know the meaning of time management anymore... sounds like you have a good plan though, Just ask God to push your head into being serious, believe me it works

Love you girl

muyiwa said...

i am happy that you can figure out the solutions,so put them in practise

miss.fab said...

I SUCK at keeping in touch too. Out of sight = out of mind for me. Sigh. Good luck with your changes sha! Yes you can!!!

And hahaha leggy I'm with you on that... I procrastinate on eating too until it's too late or I just can't be bothered. Lol

Controversy said...

Looool this is a mess. Original Mgbeke u need to get thy shit together.
Lol @ Gmat and raising of bride price lol. Gotta love this your blog lol

Nice Anon said...

Mgbafo m, I can only wish you luck on your endeavors. If you don't succeed then try again.

chayoma said...

Goodluck

With time, you will transcend into your "grand plan"

Myne Whitman said...

All the best with your plans and the new job, see you around.

olu said...

This doesn't sound bad, considering how screwed I'm. Yes, and I've accepted my faith. LOL!

OK, here's some advice from someone who can't get his act together:

*Erm...erm...I don't have any.

LMAO @ bride price. Take everything easy, except blogging. LOL!

justdoyin said...

Well, seeing as u already know what to do and even have a plan for achieving ur goals...what can I say but wish u the very best...

lol @ Bagucci...

Repressed One said...

Eh ya, pele dear. Seeing as you know exactly what the problem is, execution of solution na wetin remain. Try not to stress out cos that will only worsen things. All the best ehn and let us know as you make progress...YES YOU CAN!!! :D

David.фаворит Бога номер-один said...

you know you are having all these wahala because you don't communicate it with me...
ok, i'll come over and help you deal with it, k?

LOL...good luck, you'll come through soon enough
*wink*

misspumping said...

as it is you are stressing yourself too , just take it easy o this life is for living

just take a chill pill trust me it does wonders only thing is that i dont know where they sell them ,i bet you are already worrying yourself where to buy them now.....

uche said...

CANT BELIEVE IVE FOUND MY LOST TWIN SISTER, HOW IDENTICAL CAN WE GET.

Rosie said...

My dear *sigh* take a deep breath. Problem is you are trying to do tooooooooo much! What, you think you are super woman? You gotta prioritize girl. Focus on accomplishing two to three major tasks each week, and ignore the rest of the noise going on in your head. This is coming from a recovering 'do-it-aller'

Ms. 'dufa said...

I plead guilty to procastination. I think it actually helps if u make to-do sticky notes and place it everywhere around you + keep setting reminders and mentally reminding yourself. You can do it joh!

misspumping said...

thanks for stopping by

ShonaVixen said...

M also guilty of procastination too..I've also started a daily intake of loads of water and it does wonders for the skin so go for it girl!!
Good luck in everything coz the big step is acknowledging and also understanding the solutions!!

Geebee said...

I can just imagine how it feels when you KNOW the solutions to a problem but still you find it so difficult to fix it. Sista, you're not alone in this one o. We plenty. Somehow, getting that life back seems pretty easy but its practicability is almost impossible. I guess some of us need special help in this regard.

webround said...

all you need is this

Ms Sula said...

Hey Blog Sis, how have you been?

Why do we commune so much? I felt like I was reading my own diary of the past few months (or past 30 years)... but I have faith that you will implement all those changes...

If you're anything like me, Fall is the season of new beginnings and renewal, and I know you will get whatever needs to be done, done.

Take care!

bArOquE said...

i figure, you knowing what your problem is, is problem 50% solved...and shocking, you have the answers, i think you'll do just fine, unless you want to wait till someone dies on your account before you change...ha

sunnyside said...

O girl u sabi sleep o o. . Just like me.
Like baroque said, identifying and accepting ur problem is a first step. U re doing good.

sonofphilip said...

@OM, hve the same problem with procrastination and nne, odikwa serious something. anyway since you have outlined how to tackle the beast, this is wishing you the best. will be awaiting the good results of ur resolve.


ciao

Enkay said...

Aren't we always short on time?
Too much to do and so little time in which to do them!

I will understand if you can't make your usual rounds dearie me sef I dey try really hard to keep up with blogville these days.

Good luck with your implementation plans o!

Proud Prick said...

Forget about grad school for now except part time levels. Recession has everybody schooling. Grad sch is pretty much a rat trap for the next couple o years.

As per dictionary definition of procrastinator, they don change am. Na my picture dey there now.

However, I've embraced my chaos and it is the source of my success. I'll advice you to do the same.

PS:I've been known to give very bad advice.

allmyunspoken said...

same place i am with trying to put plans into action. I sooooo need to get my butt cracking already!

Doja 2.0 said...

Just tell yourself you will do them and then actually do them, maybe make a 'To Be Acheived Today'list.

BSNC said...

babe you need to rest o,abeg take it easy..

Nice Anon said...

time never reach for us to jam? Abeg UPDATE your blog! Come back because the more you stay away the worse it becomes.. abi you wan make i quit? lol