Today I am going to work early so I can accomplish a couple of tasks early before others come in. We – the department I work in – are moving so there are a lot of details to deal with. Registration starts today so not only do I have to register for classes today but I have to juggle all the questions and issues that will arise with registration. Scheduling for Spring 14 starts today and we have several classes that have to get into high demand rooms, which is why I’m going in early.
In addition to these tasks, I have homework to read / review in order to gain a better understanding of one section and lab I did really poorly on. I have a book to finish reading for tomorrow as well as comments for a debate in class we are allegedly having.
When I get to work early, I plan to leave my door closed until I have the scheduling done. I’ll have it unlocked but closed in the hopes no one sees I’m in so I can focus on the task at hand. After the schedule is entered – at least the first swipe at it – I’ll register for classes and tackle my emails.
People ask me all the time how I manage to do all that I do – I schedule it. I woke up this morning with my alarm and started with I need to shower, dress, and then… it is just what I do in an effort to prepare myself for what needs to happen and hopefully not forget anything. If I outline what needs to get done then it stays in my head and I try to work on those things. Now to be honest there are a number of times that I don’t accomplish what is in my head because other things come up but I do the best I can to be organized and get things done.
I have confidence that I will accomplish what I need to – both with work, school work, and home stuff. It may not all happen today but it will happen – even if I have to put in extra time here and there.