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Honestly….

Honestly, today hasn’t been the productive day I was hoping for. If you’ve been following my blog or Twitter recently, you may have noticed that I have resits coming up. These resits decide whether or not I get to continue university and become a teacher – the one thing I’ve thought about for years. And yet, here I am with absolutely no motivation to revise or be proactive about it. In fact, the only thing I can build up the energy to do today is eat, watch Netflix or blog. None of these are what I’d planned.
I came back to the flat last night and the place needs a good clean. Then again, what do you expect when the people living in it are in work during the day and crash into bed the minute they come back? When I saw it last night, my immediate thought was “right, I’ll clean first thing in the morning”. Still hasn’t happened. 

I wanted to blast through my notes for Wednesday’s exam so that I can dedicate my time tomorrow to Tuesday’s paper. The notes are in front of me but I can’t get past the first page. Hell I can’t even bring myself to read The Cursed Child which arrived today in the post! What sort of Harry Potter fan am I?
The final, and probably biggest, disappointment is that I want to be healthier. I want to look at chocolate and crisps and takeaway and say “no, I’m not having that” but instead I’ve binged out and already ordered dominos for 6pm today. Is this just because I’m having a lazy day or is it I’m simply a lazy person?
I think it has to be the latter unfortunately. I’ve always known I lack the get up and go gene that my sister has but I’ve never really accepted it. I’ve found myself today looking around my bedroom in the flat thinking about how to personalise it and make it somewhere I actually want to live. All of this probably isn’t helped by the fact it’s cold and grey outside when all I can think about is the heat and sun of Ibiza, my mind going back to this time last week. 
If you have any advice on what to do or how to sort my life out, I’d really appreciate your help. Anything is better than sitting here wallowing in self pity for a situation I’ve got myself into.
Ktkinnes xx

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Productive Monday mornings

  

It may be only just after 9am, but I feel like today will be a productive one. Awake at 7 this morning, I’ve so far stripped my bed and put a wash on and finally started on revision notes. An hour into the notes and I find myself asking why did I once again leave them so late? Of course this lead to quite a few philosophical thoughts and questions that seriously added to the procrastination…

  
A lot of us find it hard to get the motivation to do anything. I read an article on the BBC news a few weeks ago stating that we all have the same hours in a day as Beyoncé – questioning why there are some people who can succeed and achieve everything, and then the rest of us who struggle to even attempt our basic tasks for the day. While I can’t pretend to know the answer, I can share with you one or two thoughts on it. Firstly, Beyoncé is one of those people who has a team behind her, helping with everything as she goes along. This may sound like I’m making excuses but honestly if I had someone who could do my hair and makeup for me daily then I certainly wouldn’t be sitting in tea stained pjs with 3-day-old bed head. 

Secondly, she’s being paid to be productive. I know I’m not! I’ll allow arguments here that say if I was working in a job I’d be paid to be productive, or my education will pay off in the long run, however right at this moment in time I’m not making any money for being out of bed at 7.

Thirdly, she’s Beyoncé. Everyone has heard of her, knows who she is and what she stands for. I’m just that girl who talks more than is necessary and people try to avoid when at a party. And I’m 100% okay with that! Means I can put less effort in than others. 

  
So yes, in my attempt at having a productive morning, I have somehow ended up on WordPress, procrastinating and explaining why this is okay. Having already covered 3 lectures worth of notes, I’m quite happy to procrastinate. Might even have breakfast now… So it’s over to you, what makes a day a successful/productive day for you? Or the opposite, what makes you feel like you’ve had a relaxed or lazy day?
I suppose I should get back to work. These notes won’t write themselves. Have a great day everyone and stay positive! Remember, you don’t have to be as successful as Beyoncé to count as being productive.

  
Ktkinnes xxx

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Just keep swimming!

Monday’s Motivation
Golf presentations are boring. I realised this as I sat for an hour at Lisburn Golf Club listening to the Juvenile Prize Distribution. Rachel has been a member for 2 years now and while she enjoys playing, she doesn’t enjoy competitions. So why on earth I am sitting through a prize day for her when she hasn’t won anything isn’t exactly clear. Stronger language would’ve been used there but I think it’s frowned on… But, sticking true to our penguin friend up at the top of the post, we must persevere. This is also true of packing…

Today I got my shoes packed! Now I just have clothes, kitchen stuff, handbags,food stuff, cleaning products, coats, jumpers and odds and ends left to pack. All for 10pm tomorrow. This is possible! And I will do it! As well as playing sims for at least an hour…

I am in a Les Mis mood today, I could watch it on repeat for the next few days! If only I owned it on DVD haha. 
Oh! Wait! She just got a prize!! 4th in the Beginners category… Shame she was a beginner last year and no longer belongs to that category… But she still won something! It had better be worth the pain of sitting here for an hour or it’s being shoved….

A reason we all must persevere. That’s why I’m here today – a brief reminder of what this is all worth. I found this short story online and thought I’d share it with you

A farmer had a dog who used to sit by the roadside waiting for vehicles to come around. As soon as one came he would run down the road, barking and trying to overtake it. One day a neighbor asked the farmer “Do you think your dog is ever going to catch a car?” The farmer replied, “That is not what bothers me. What bothers me is what he would do if he ever caught one.” Many people in life behave like that dog who is pursuing meaningless goals.

Life is hard by the yard, 

but by the inch, 

it’s a cinch. 

So remember – slow and steady wins the race!
  
Thanks for reading

Ktkinnes xxx

Update: kitchen stuff, coats, jumpers and food stuff packed!

P.P.S. Hello and welcome to the newest members of the family! Hope you enjoy having a nosy round x

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Monday’s Motivation
Golf presentations are boring. I realised this as I sat for an hour at Lisburn Golf Club listening to the Juvenile Prize Distribution. Rachel has been a member for 2 years now and while she enjoys playing, she doesn’t enjoy competitions. So why on earth I am sitting through a prize day for her when she hasn’t won anything isn’t exactly clear. Stronger language would’ve been used there but I think it’s frowned on… But, sticking true to our penguin friend up at the top of the post, we must persevere. This is also true of packing…

Today I got my shoes packed! Now I just have clothes, kitchen stuff, handbags,food stuff, cleaning products, coats, jumpers and odds and ends left to pack. All for 10pm tomorrow. This is possible! And I will do it! As well as playing sims for at least an hour…

I am in a Les Mis mood today, I could watch it on repeat for the next few days! If only I owned it on DVD haha. 
Oh! Wait! She just got a prize!! 4th in the Beginners category… Shame she was a beginner last year and no longer belongs to that category… But she still won something! It had better be worth the pain of sitting here for an hour or it’s being shoved….

A reason we all must persevere. That’s why I’m here today – a brief reminder of what this is all worth. I found this short story online and thought I’d share it with you

A farmer had a dog who used to sit by the roadside waiting for vehicles to come around. As soon as one came he would run down the road, barking and trying to overtake it. One day a neighbor asked the farmer “Do you think your dog is ever going to catch a car?” The farmer replied, “That is not what bothers me. What bothers me is what he would do if he ever caught one.” Many people in life behave like that dog who is pursuing meaningless goals.

Life is hard by the yard, 

but by the inch, 

it’s a cinch. 

So remember – slow and steady wins the race!
Thanks for reading

Ktkinnes xxx