Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Time Management Tuesday: Pick Just One Thing

You'd think I had a house full of toddlers the way my personal life bleeds into my professional one during the summer. Family members visiting...having birthdays...planning trips. Then there are extra rooms to take care of, the sun room and two decks. And what about that entire alternative universe that sucks up time with a straw? The yard. This summer I have two conventions (I actually watch a little convention coverage late in the evening) and the Olympics to distract me in the evening when I usually do content marketing. And, also, it is hot. Heat is like a tropical disease to me.
Just a little of the alternative universe.

2 Decks, 1 Summer Yoga Sanctuary
What to do when the boundary between work life and personal life is thinning or bulging one way and then the other and could rupture any minute? Not much.

That's my theory. That's my plan. Whatever time I can scrounge together for work will be devoted to one project. That, I think, is my best chance for making much progress on anything. It will be progress on one thing.

That strategy isn't always going to work, of course. Someone working with multiple deadlines, prepping for some appearances, and/or getting ready for marketing a new publication all while dealing with summer family fun is going to be on the brink of some kind of psychic snap. But I have the option of sticking to one project as much as possible for the next few weeks.

Oh, and I'll be able to report here how it went. won't I?  Love when that happens.

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