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 with work 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 […]

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.  […]

Quiet Time for All

I have come to realize as an introvert that time alone to think at work is essential.  As the supervisor of a large department, I don’t normally have this time alone unless I come in early, stay late, or come in on the weekends.  I do these things, but I can’t nor do I want […]

Making That Time To “Get Clear”

I have had a relaxing two weeks off from work spending the holidays with family.  As an introvert, I have really learned to value vacation time as an opportunity step back from my busy work life and get some clarity.  I have used this time to reflect on my goals for this coming year. A lofty goal […]

Focus on More Efficient Meetings

As an introvert, I have been finding myself extremely bored in certain meetings lately. When the conversation does not seem relevant or exciting, my mind wants to be somewhere else. Today I found myself in a three hour meeting!  Luckily, it did not last the full three hours, but it was close.  I was not in charge […]