Life is busy at the moment, a trend which I’m sure will radiate across all the other student blogs sooner rather than later. The notion that I’ve been too busy to even blog (my favourite form of procrastination) is completely absurd, but happens to be the truth. So no prizes for guessing where this one is coming from.
I’m sitting on one of the few padded seats in the ground floor of the Central Library hacking away at my notes like a white-headed capuchin with a particularly tasty clam (David Attenborough points if you know what I’m talking about). My intention is to stay here till I am caught up but an hour into the stint and I’ve already retreated to find hot chocolate and a computer to moan about how much work I have. Fortunately, I think I will save these particularly boring posts till nearer the exams, when I literally will have nothing else to write about.
One positive thing I find when presented with a stack of tedious work, is that the little pleasures are dramatically enhanced. Cooking is a prime example for me. I love to cook: it’s creative, it’s experimental and you get to eat when it’s all over. While overwhelmed with whatever pile of lecture notes happened to be on my desk that particular hour, I went down to the kitchen and spent 10 minutes making home-made croutons. It was quick, it was the first time I’ve ever tried it and it turned out rather nicely. As a result, I was cheerful for that entire evening. If cooking is not your cup of tea, try shopping for one item, vacuum cleaning or arranging your cupboard. Any task that takes a short amount of time and gets something useful done, so it doesn’t feel like you’re procrastinating. The first of that list is especially nice if the cashier at Game decides 20% off a £9.99 game is £4.99 (I found that one out the nice way)
So here is where I am going to try and get some comments: what is your ‘little pleasure’ which you do to get away from the woes of university?
In other, rather lovely, news I’ve made the Reporter!! At Imperial, this is the one bit of written appraisal you can get for your blog (unless you do something completely controversial and make it into the Felix), so thanks to whoever was a part of getting my post in there.
Thanks for Reading,