|time management & workshop.
||[Jul. 11th, 2008|01:21 pm]
Something I've been wanting to do is get back into the workshop -- but it's hard, as there's always something else going on that requires my immediate attention, or I'm too tired after work, etc. |
Years ago, I took a time management class (Franklin Covey), and one of the focuses of the class was to remind us that you schedule the important things first, then fill in with the day-to-day crap and less-important things.
Well, I think the time has come to make this a priority. So, in an effort to be a bit more productive, I've decided to schedule an hour a day, in the morning so I'm not tired, to be workshop time. Yes, it will mean getting up earlier -- but I have a late work schedule as it is (10 - 6) and I've been waking up well before my alarm recently anyway (not sure why, but 6:45 seems to be when I first open my eyes when I haven't been up half the night working.)
Now to see if I can keep to this plan. I know this week would have been a bust -- scheduled maintenances Mon, Tue, and tonight; and muliple calls Wed. and Thurs. (I don't suppose anyone knows of a network engineering job that *doesn't* require oncall and after-hours work? This is getting old faster than I am.)