Insight and Out (Part 9)

I wish my fists came with sound effects like Indy’s.

I must say, at times it is quite irritating to have to deal with people. Specifically my parents. I don’t know what it is, but today, in addition to the three tests and multiple projects I had to get done my parents were moving furniture around in my bedroom. So, naturally, the situation came up to a point where any, literally any interaction with my parents and brother in particular and people in general can drive me ABSOLUTELY CRAZY

No, really. It’s insane. Like if they even speak to me my teeth are bared.

So I’m not really sure what to write about today, though it seems that so long as I get started I can build up a fair head of steam in the literary sense. As opposed to the literal sense where I get in trouble for being angry. At any rate, over the past couple of weeks I’ve been hyperfocused on my government test, which in turn led to me not turning in assignments and my grades generally going to Sheol. Therefore my inner council met and passed a resolution. What, you don’t have an inner council? Ever read one of those Calvin and Hobbes cartoons where Calvin’s mind is illustrated as a giant ship operated by mini-Calvins? Thats how my head works, but instead of mini-Calvins I have mini-mes.

Anyway, so I’ve been trying to follow this system of school help tips called the SOAR study skills system (how alliterative of them) and it hasn’t really worked so far. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that I’ve yet to fully implement the system. For example, a lot of the time I’m not paying attention in class when I should be, primarily due to the fact that the teacher is boring the hell out of me, so I should instead maybe draw pictures of what the teacher is saying to keep myself occupied and then later translate those pictures into notes?

Furthermore, when I get home from school my usual course of action is to take a break. The way I figure, I’ve just wasted eight irretrievable hours of my life and therefore I’m entitled to a little me time. Unfortunately my me time then tends to push homework back later and later until I either have to rush to complete it or I decide to do it at school the next day.

Not smart. This system should change. What SOAR recommends is that I do my studying and/or homework IMMEDIATELY after school while my brain’s still in its school-mode. Whether or not my brain was even in that state originally is up for debate, as is the existence of such a configuration but it’s also beside the point. I should also clean up my room; as “mission control” for my entire life it doesn’t do a hell of a lot of good in its current entropic state.

The other things is that I should probably stop “wasting” my time at school. Sure, talking to my friends is all well and good but between the two I’d take the grades I deserve over a few seconds’ conversation in a minute. Therefore those moments when I’m not doing anything in particular (this goes for home as well) shall be dedicated to whatever tasks are available and we’ll see how much time opens up, or if none opens up how much more I’m getting done. That seems reasonable, neh?

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