stick to schedule and do non-work task, or start work job that has to run for a while?
i always wonder about this. I had scheduled to do some stuff at a particular time. The time is flexible, but if i dont schedule it in i wind up not doing it (eg, exercise). But when that time came, i had a work job that i could start, and it has to run for 15 min or an hour (varies). But, it's not ready to start just now. I have to fix some stuff first.
So, what do i do? Do i stick to the time and just fix the work stuff when i get back? The disadvantage is that the thing can be running while i'm gone. That seems more productive to me.
But i find that if i start to fix it, it might take me 2hrs and i dont have a real good way of stopping myself. I guess people here use timers. Maybe that's an answer. Tasks like this can feel like they're "just about done" and that feeling can go on for hours for me. so when my timer goes off, i'm in the exact same situation. Leave now or just a little more so it can run when i'm gone?
How do you guys handle this situation?