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Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston S Churchill
Let’s talk about extensions. No, not the hair type ones that people have woven in to their head for more luscious locks but more that of the assignment kind. To extend or not to extend, that is the question.
Those little buttons next to the assignment that is due….request extension. Thus far I have not utilised this function but that is not saying I won’t in the future. I think of the extension as a bit like an overdraft. You think you have more time but actually you don’t, as the next assignment will be hot on it’s heels.
What to do? Think about it. Are you requesting the extension because you want to go out for the day or because you actually want to take more time in completing the assignment? Have you had an invitation to the pub? to dinner? is the presence of your company required at lunch with the family? Life happens, and continues despite due dates and essays and library books and research. If it will make you feel happier to leave the books and essays for a while and recharge with your family and friends do it ! Mental health and wellbeing is such an important part of our lives and keeping things bottled up and stressing about workload is not good.
I’ve made a list of all of my assignments and in date order of submission. It is stuck to my dashboard of my car !! Tabula reminds me how many assignments are due and when and I absolutely call it a few choice words when it pings at me 🙂 If you are finding it difficult to have quiet study time and you are back home for the holidays take yourself off to your local library, or find a quiet spot in a coffee shop with WiFi. Remember to look after you because poor mental health will have a detrimental effect on your ability to study. I’ve been there and it is not a nice place to be.
In other news I am awaiting the approval of a visa for a young Ukrainian man to be able to come over and stay with us. He has cystic fibrosis and he and his family are desperately worried that he will run out of medication, or that the attacks will reach their village and he will be unable to evacuate. I will let you know how things progress.
In the meantime, I’m here if anyone needs a chat. Happy Easter for those who celebrate, and may you enjoy on Easter Sunday whatever you gave up for Lent xx
Thank you Lisa, very nice insights. I enjoyed reading your blog.