Finding TimeFebruary 18th, 2015 by Jeff Winget
We are all perpetually busy. There are a billion things on the to do list and a finite amount of time to get them all accomplished. When we run out of time, things slip through the cracks. True pros at time management know how to limit the things that slip through the cracks to a minimum of unimportant, optional tasks. The rest of us drop the ball from time to time and get behind. Getting caught back up can be a serious hassle.
I feel like I’ve been in scramble mode for 2 weeks. Every time I feel like I’m getting caught back up, something else comes along and throws me a curve ball. Some of the curve balls are good–I had a 50-page proofreading project come my way this weekend–and some have just been tedious–re-accreditation stuff at school that’s just a complete pain in the ass. That being said, I’ve let a couple of things fall through the cracks that I normally wouldn’t, which has been hard for me to deal with.
Living Life through Commitments
When I first started teaching, I was a complete organizational disaster. I’d never had to manage so much paper, juggle so many projects, or budget so many events into my schedule. My desk looked like a stick-built farm house that had been hit by a tornado 99% of the time. I lost a lot of work that students had turned in and was forced to give them credit for that work. And, I was just generally behind in all of my duties most of the time. Continue reading »
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