Some weeks, I get no breaks. Others, I wonder if anything’s getting done. School is like that: sometimes I get lucky and manage to squeeze by with just a little homework, other weeks I’m piled with exams and work and other commitments all at the same time.
This week was one of those absolutely crazy ones. Several days of sleep deprivation didn’t help. At times, I felt like I had been run over by a truck. Or if I didn’t pay more attention to what I was doing, I was going to be run over by a truck.
It is at times like those that I wonder how efficient this can really be. Why is it that there are some days I can get away with only doing one thing, and other days I have to do ten? I know for a fact that I’m more productive when I’m not trying to multitask. Ideally, I just have a series of tasks that I can complete in order, hopefully each with a common topic so that I can easily transition from one to the next.
Well, that didn’t happen. It was a vicious cycle: I had too much work the first day, and didn’t get to sleep. So every day after that, my working speed fell dramatically, and that made me able to sleep even less, which…you get the idea.
Fortunately, it’s the weekend now. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of things that need to be done, and here I am procrastinating (slightly) by writing this instead of everything else that needs to be done sooner or later.
My thoughts go to strange places when I’m tired. Like my priorities, for example.