Time Management

Originally posted on April 23rd, 2007 on my WordPress blog.



It’s been really crazy these last few months. I haven’t had enough time to clear my mind and reflect. Barely have I completed one task before I move on to the next. I know that its not that I don’t have enough time. Everyone on this planet is given the same 24 hour day, but I somehow don’t finish everything I set out to do. It only means one thing: poor time management.



I guess its all the switching between different tasks. Some overhead is involved when switching between one task to another. Especially when the jump is between stuff on totally different areas of interest and in varying stages of completion. Knowing that, why do I jump between tasks? It’s not that I have a short attention span. At least I don’t think so. I can spend hours reading a book, be it for leisure or otherwise (a considerably longer time for leisure of course). The same goes for work. I don’t mind sitting for hours on a swivel chair staring blankly at the computer screen, heh. I think the biggest problem is fear. Yes, that’s right, fear. Fear to start something, fear to move on to the next step. I spend so much time researching my next move in any task, that I end up wasting time that I should have been using actually taking it. When I finally get through one task, I often find myself thinking, “that wasn’t so bad.” But only after. The whole time I’m planning to do something, I always get stuck up thinking about negatives. What might go wrong… What an enormous amount of work… I shouldn’t be doing this until… I could do this instead… Essentially, its procrastination. Procrastination born out of foolish hesitation.





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