This is a practice I still undertake, including how I write my blog posts in regular batches (today’s is part of a writing burst for two of this month’s posts).
Here’s what I shared over at the PlanDoTrack Blog in Weekly Planning Hack- #61
In the remote workspace working ahead (a little bit) can be an important practice, especially if disruption is more the norm than the blip in your work style.
While some things will change if we undertake them too early, there are several things that you might benefit from working ahead around. Consider these items:
Small tasks which add up
Over the course of a day, we can pull off tangent many, many times. That may be the reason that several schools of thought in time management assert to get the most important, and often the most difficult thing done first.
I see this happen in my work on a regular basis, especially when I work around proposals, and presentations. I need a certain amount of creative and deep thinking when doing these two things, and if I can, I’ll find very early times of the day to at least get started, and sometimes finish, these tasks. Usually, I am thankful given that inevitably urgent pressing matters pop up, requiring, my time, focus and brain power.
If you were to invest in starting 30 minutes a day earlier, or getting a head start on thinking on a train ride, what would you want to work ahead around?
Potentials Realized |Reconnecting Workspaces | Group Coaching Essentials
Team and Leadership Development | Coaching | Retreats
Follow us on Instagram @ReconnectingWorkspaces
Check out my TEDx talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_britton_virtual_remote_and_hybrid_checklist_aug_2021
Looking to bring your workplaces back together, whether you are remote, hybrid, or face-to-face? Pick up a copy of my new book, Reconnecting Workspaces, at Amazon.