As many people have started working at more than one stable job, which is probably a trend in the coming years, it has become quite important to stay on top of things. This can be problematic when you are trying to juggle a few different part time jobs and/or graduate school. The trick to not being overwhelmed is to stay organized. In our experience, we’ve discovered that when we are faced with a time crunch, managing it through 10-minute increments makes it easy to GTD. Here are a few tools that will make your busy life easier.
While social networking is a great tool for many different reasons, it’s not always easy to be remain productive while you’ve got Facebook and Twitter running. We’ve found that constantly checking up on social networking feeds can actually be counterproductive. There are some easy ways to get around this in order to stay productive, especially when you spend time in front of a computer.
I’ve been using a cell phone as an alarm clock for years, but a recent switch to a newer phone has simplified my life a lot. It’s especially effective you are very busy and will help manage your time. How is this done? Simply by programming a lot of alarms that will cover all of the week.
For the last few months, I’ve been extremely busy. I’ve got a full teaching schedule, I’m a graduate student in mathematics, I run my own business, and I do freelance writing. My day usually starts at 7AM and ends at 11PM. Being able to schedule my day is really important and I use a variety of high-tech and low-tech solutions to get me through the week.
Most mornings, I just wish that I could switch off the alarm and go right back to sleep. Unlike my wife, who jumps out of bed, ready to take on the day, it takes me a while to really wake up and start things going. Like most people, I have to get up and go to work, which is why wasting time is such a big issue in the mornings. Here are some tips to optimize your mornings.