Probably when I admit this fact, every productivity expert in the history of time will cough, sputter, and gag.
But I'm going to do it anyway, because today is Works for Me Wednesday, and this strategy works for me.
|sometimes there is no end in sight|
At any one time I have 3-4 projects or tasks going. Oh sure, you say, so do I. Everyone does it. It's the nature of the high technology time.
But the reason I do it is not so I get more stuff done throughout the day. Well, duh, I want that too. And yet, it's not my primary motivation.
|the big picture -|
often daunting but beautiful
I do it so I can abandon a project when I hit a wall. Then I move on to another project, and so on.
Call it procrastination, but I've found that if I come up against a particularly difficult step, it's better for me to leave it and come back later when I'm fresh. If I have more than one thing going, I can still feel like I've accomplished something since I can move on and get some other things done.
The thing that makes this possible, though, is the way I make my to-do list. Breaking it down. Because the big picture, the final product, is often daunting.
I think, though, that a post about the mighty To-Do is another project for another day.