We have all been there, watching the clock as it ticks down to our deadline, knowing we are running out of time. What do I do now? As the last seconds of time turn to dust you reflect on your incomplete project feeling defeated.
When you have run out of time to do something then the best that you can offer is what you have and you must chalk that one up as a lesson in life. Wouldn’t it be so much better to feel accomplished instead?
When faced with a challenge you would rather avoid, it is wise to create a schedule to get the task done. Begin day 1 with the intention to just get your feet wet. For example, if you have an essay to write, plan that on day 1 you just come up with a topic sentence. This doesn’t mean spend 2 minutes thinking of a random topic and then going back to watch TV, however. This means put in a real effort to get the ball rolling. Spend a reasonable amount of time considering different options and then finalize it by choosing the one that speaks to you the most.
Now, between step 1 and step 2, your brain can actually subconsciously start thinking about your essay. In the back of your mind, you will remember your topic and start relating things in your everyday life to it. By the time you sit down for step 2 you will already have done some free-style brainstorming. Then, as you try to write your ideas down, your fingers will not be able to keep up with all the thoughts running through your head. Also, you may find that once you get started on something that you are avoiding doing, you might just get sucked into it and before you know it you have half of it done.
Regardless, if you wait till the last minute you will find nothing but stress. However, if you take it little by little the task will seem less of an ordeal and you might even finish early!
Punctually practicing perfect tongue twisters can help develop superior speech habits. Rapid, repeated pronunciation is proven to strengthen skills in presentation and may help you get through a sticky speech or an intellectual interview when your tongue gets tied up on its own. Get festive this week and enjoy these holiday-inspired tongue twisters:
Ten tricky turkeys tip-toed to the table
Passing pilgrims planting peaceful pumpkins perfectly
Ghastly greedy gobblers grabbed gray gravy
Before Betty baked beautiful biscuits by Brian’s Bakery