My doublepluscool coworker Courtney wrote a blog post recently that unveiled something for me. It has come to my attention that while I am great at multitasking and working hard to get the job done, I have shit for time management skills. So while my net result is that of a productive person, it comes from random spurts of inspirado and all-night cram sessions. This methodology has served me well enough up until this point in my life, but I often wonder “If I could just get my ish together, would I be less stressed and more productive?” In an effort to answer this question, I will be delving into the world of time management for my next few blog posts and chronicling my journey for you.
I am often startled at what time of the day/week/month/year it is and wonder where all those precious hours went. Starting April 1st, I will be keeping time logs for my day and sharing them here with you. I will try to keep these as detailed and accurate as possible without you having to know how often I use the restroom. I already do this for my time at Swash Labs, so this should be a simple task for me.
Every time I finish a project or an event, I try to give myself time to relax because I was working on it like a student cramming the night before a final. This inevitably leads to the procrastination of my next task, and the dragon starts eating its own tail yet again. Obviously this is frustrating for me, but it has never been frustrating enough to make me change my ways. Until now.
This decision to attempt bringing some structure to my life is born out of a desire to understand what it is I do all damn day and to make changes that work for me. I don’t know yet which direction I will step first, but I do know that if I don’t move, I’ll be stuck here.
If you have any suggestions for resources, reading materials, apps or vegetarian taco recipes, you can always email me. Please feel free to follow along at home, cheer at my successes and laugh at my failures.