Category Archives: Time Management
Time Management Tips for Introverts

As an introvert, and one with an overwhelming amount of work and interests, I often find myself with a massive to-do list. I always have so many things I need and want to accomplish in both my professional life and in my personal life, and there never is enough time.  I’ve been doing quite a bit […]

Time Management for Introverts

I found myself once again doing some work on my day off.  I got quite a bit done with some peace and quiet, but was feeling overwhelmed looking at the many tasks and projects I still had remaining.  I continually get better and better at organizing my time.  I am forever tweaking my system.  I have found […]

Prepare With a Weekly Review

I highly recommend David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD).  While the book was not specifically written for introverts,  I found it very helpful as I try to accomplish many things each day.  According to Allen, it’s important to get our minds clear by regularly capturing those things we need to get done and make a plan.  As […]

Do Not Disturb

I have been trying for some time to get my workload under control.  I have tweaked my system for organization over and over and have greatly improved my ability to “get things done.”  However, it’s still not enough.  Too often I hear, “Did you get my email?” or “Is that project finished yet?”  I have […]

Balance of Quiet

I spent another Saturday in the office.  The office was closed, so I was all alone and it was nice and quiet.  I have had a project to put together that was very important, but in my day-to-day work, there always seemed to be more pressing matters.  I have been in on many Saturdays (against […]

Making Time To Plan

This has been an extremely busy week and then the weekend came with various family activities and obligations – my parents came to visit, I had a campout with my son, I had a presentation to prepare for, and then spent time with family on Mother’s Day.  Overall,  I really have not had any good […]

Keep Your Mind Clear

I am a big fan of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD).  The GTD system has been very helpful for me as a way to look at what I have to do and get things organized into next steps.  I am not perfect at it and am forever tweaking it to work for me personally.  […]

Introverts Need Time To Get “Clear”

I recently wrote about taking Marcus Buckingham’s assessment from his book, StandOut. In the results, this particular paragraph stood out to me, as it describes me well: “You are a thoughtful person, someone who needs time alone to mull and muse–without this alone time, events pile up on you, haphazardly, and your confusion starts to […]

Inbox Zero

As an introvert, email is usually my preferred method of communication.  I can think before I respond and the record of the discussion can be retrieved later. However, I do think we all may be a little too accessible by email.  It is easy to find and reach out to just about anyone.  I find it impossible […]