In April I wrote about Writing and Research in the Summer of the Pandemic because I know a lot of academics look forward to summer as a time when they can make that their primary focus. My focus there was on the writing and research itself. What you can do. How stress and uncertainty affect your … [Read more...] about Where does teaching preparation fit in your summer plans?
One way to get some control over how much time and energy you give to certain kinds of legitimate requests is to create a container for that kind of work. Just as it is easier to store flour if you pour it into something with firm sides and a lid (so it doesn't just flow all over the counter), … [Read more...] about Managing your workload by creating containers
It is really easy to overvalue tasks that other people ask you to do or see you doing. And to undervalue the tasks you do alone. Writing happens alone. Sometimes it doesn't even look like work, especially when you have to do a lot of thinking. It takes a long time to get a product that means … [Read more...] about Are you valuing your time?