Elyse came home yesterday so excited that she received homework again (she hasn't had any for a couple of weeks.) She promptly pulled it out of her backpack and started working, even though I told her to wait until after I made dinner so I could help her. As a result, she did one page completely wrong because she couldn't read the directions. Mind you, it isn't due until Friday.
I was home today and should have accomplished so much more than I did on my homework, considering I am tackling an additional class and have twice the amount of homework due each week. I know what is needed to be done, but I fail to accomplish it in ample time. Instead, I spend the last hours before it is due rushing to get it finished. Yet I have received a 99% or greater on each of the masters classes I have taken so far.
Procrastination has been plaguing me for as long as I remember, but it works for me. Yet I constantly remind myself that I would save a lot of undue stress on me and my family if I enthusiastically accomplished it at the beginning of each week, like Elyse. And what am I teaching my daughter in regards to her responsibilities and the value of time?
I am sure I would do just as well completing the work at the beginning of the week as I do at the end. But I have never done it that way. How do I change my study habits when I have been doing it this way for so long? Does how I approach my homework really influence how Elyse will approach it as well? This is my struggle today. Any thoughts?
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