- First, I postpone the thinking about said essay to a later date.
- I then postpone doing any work for the said essay, and instead procrastinate through a vast array of activities (on this occasion, activities include but are not limited to: building a bookcase for my friend's house, watching hours worth of SNL sketches, making playlists of cheesy romantic songs on Spotify, and of course that good old chestnut- sleeping).
- Then, as the due date of the essay draws closer, I finally start to have a look through the course material.
- Then, without fail, only a few days before the essay needs to be in, I change my mind about which question I want to do.
- I then actually lock myself up and do solid reading for a few days straight.
- I then panic when I realise that I have no idea what to say or how to process my thoughts into words.
- I then usually have to call a friend to calm me down.
- Finally, I whack out an essay, and it somehow turns out pretty damn good.
I discovered a video earlier this week, and in part, it's been the reason for my uplifted mood during this stressful time. The other part has just been God's grace, I reckon. Anyway, I'll link the video below, and hopefully you'll find hope and help in it too.
Either way, there was a lesson to be learnt here about preparation, and I can't say that I learnt it. However, I'm okay with that, and I trust that I'll learn it eventually. Until then... *repeats steps 1-8* ;)