Follow your energy

Have you ever relied on to-do lists in an attempt to work effectively? Most academics have experimented with a wide variety of to-do lists, nifty apps, or old fashioned paper and pencil notes. Besides that, almost all have lists that they keep in the back of their minds.

If you are like most academics, you have probably experienced the frustration of a to-do list that is growing longer rather than shorter as time passes. And if you are like me, this tempts you to work even harder, ignoring your tense shoulders and tired brain. 

But catching up with your to-do list is an elusive goal: new tasks and projects pop up and the wheels are just spinning faster and faster and faster… until your entire being yells: “Stop it!”

Here is an example of how I deal with this using the Working Soft® approach.

 

 

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