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Tuesday Topic: Time Management

  • 1.  Tuesday Topic: Time Management

    Posted 21 days ago
    Greeting Solo Practitioners and a belated happy New Year to you all. Here's hoping for a less turbulent 2021, yes?

    I'm going to try and remember to post a discussion topic or question on Tuesdays. We'll see how long that lasts.

    So today's topic is one that always plagues me - time management at work! How do you juggle priorities, deadlines, daily tasks, and ongoing projects?

    I'm very prone to going deep on long-term projects (I mostly do archival processing, so it kind of takes over my workspace, too), and I don't always switch between tasks well. My inclination is to finish one thing then do the next, but most of the time that's not a viable approach.

    Elspeth Olson

  • 2.  RE: Tuesday Topic: Time Management

    Posted 9 days ago
    Hello Elspeth,

    Perhaps you received many private replies to this question but my top strategy is to consider if others are waiting on me to complete something. If a colleagues work hinges on my passing something a long, I prioritize it.
    I also find that missing a deadline results in feelings of self-disappointment so that's next on my list.
    I break everything down into small steps so that I can feel the resolution that you miss when you are switching between tasks. Perhaps that would help.
    My worst habit, is turning to the work I enjoy most and letting other tasks and projects sit until I run out of options. lol

    Valerie Edwards
    P2G Consulting LLC