Many lawyers deal daily with a subtle form of procrastination – working on “busywork” to avoid the important but intimidating jobs that they should be working on. This behavior creates a vicious cycle that causes stress which, often, leads to additional procrastination which, in turn, leads to more stress and, you guessed it, more procrastination.
“Life is a series of interruptions interrupted by interruptions” is a quote that we had always attributed to John Lennon, but that may be apocryphal.
Anyone who has …
Decide to block out your time and put aside one block of time to accomplish important but not urgent tasks to avoid them never bubbling up on your To Do list - and actually get them done.
Here’s another tip from the Taste of ABA TECHSHOW 2011 dinner that Dave and I hosted earlier this year. This tip comes from Allen Howell, Director of Career Services at …
"Do you jump from one task to the next without ever finishing? You may want to try the Pomodoro Technique of getting work done.
People who are regularly bombarded with streams of email do not pay attention. Turn off all notifications that an email has arrived in order to structure your work and devote uninterrupted time to the important tasks of the day.