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Time Granularity [Sep. 5th, 2003|08:34 am]
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A short update.

I've noticed that, as the years have gone by, my ability to deal with shorter quantities of time has gotten smaller.

Remember high school? 5 minutes between classes? I could be like "Ok, I can spend 90 seconds asking my teacher a question, 45 seconds walking to the bathroom, 30 seconds ... yeah..., 45 seconds walking to my locker, 5 seconds unlocking it, 15 seconds changing books, 40 seconds walking to class, 15 seconds to get in and sit down, 15 seconds getting out my stuff, and ding the bell rings."

And doing it too.

Now, I can't even think of doing any task in less than 5 minutes. I've alloted about 10 minutes to make this entry. I certainly can't think of doing it in, say, 7 minutes.

This lack of ability to work with smaller granularities of items has worked its way into other aspects of my life as well, but I can discuss that later.

So, now? I took the SAT last October, and did really well. But it still somewhat bothers me that, for example, I ran out of time on one of the math sections. I mean, WTF, it's math. I don't screw up math.

And now I'm in college... and I need to have better time management skills than I've had for a long time... it's somewhat worrisome.

In any case, college is fun. College is great. College is going to be a huge pain in my butt. But a fun, great ... pain in my butt? =)

Well, time to spend 25 minutes on calculus homework. Mata ne~
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[User Picture]From: iguanagrrl
2003-09-05 07:13 am (UTC)
I know exactly what you mean. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I work from 7am-3:30pm and then have class starting at 5:00pm. Instead of taking care of various errands I could be dealing with in that 3:30-5:00 timeslot, I have a tendency to stay at work until 4, drive to my class by 4:30 and then sit in the classroom until my class starts at 5:00.

It's as if I've lost the ability to manage time well. I'm finding myself tired after a 12 hour day of activity when back when I was originally in college, my days were a minimum of 16 hours.

In case I haven't said this to you before, mad congrats on going back to school. It's a hard thing to do (I should know) but it's also very rewarding. It's nice to pull yourself back out of mental atrophy. :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-09-10 01:23 pm (UTC)

Are you sure?

Maybe we've just gotten lazier. It's all about whether you can focus. And when it really matters, I'm sure you still can. If you have the energy and the concentration, you could still accomplish just as much.
-Restless Warrior
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