Okay, basically what happened is this: rent is due on the first of the month and we are charged late if we pay after the 3rd. So, I had time the first of the month and the second, but somehow I was very “meh” about it. The office was closed on the third (although I knew there was a way to pay online and I could have called my roomie and asked) and so I go to pay today and was hit with an $80 late fee. For basically no good reason (on my part; not angry at the policy).
Things like this have happened before, and the thing is . . . with school, up until this point the material has been interesting enough and I’ve been intelligent enough to skate by. However, now I’m med school and everything is getting Totally Super Serial and I’m in above my head.
I actually work really well with structure; however, that is sort of lacking when you get into higher-up education fields and you have to force it on yourselves and come up with your own gameplans.
Thanks for the replies so far. Alessan, I really like your idea of setting concrete goals. So far it’s just been, “work super hard today,” but that is not always successful.
I also like the idea of “deadlines” instead of scheduling your day hour by hour. So instead of saying, “from 11-noon I’ll work on X” I’ll say, “At noon I’ll be done with X”