sort of my first post
I'm mostly new here, I did make an introductory post a while ago, but I changed my username because I started to fret about the fact that I was using the former one elsewhere and wanted a seperate one for this site. I think I need to really make an effort to come here more often. Things have been really bad lately. The "timebinging" (I've heard it called this, and it seems very apt to me) has gotten especiallybad lately, because so many tasks and deadlines are piling up. I am juggling two jobs, both fairly unstructured and deadline oriented, and tonight I received an angry impatient email from a client about a task I should have started on at least a week ago. When I went to attempt said task, or at least the bare minimum of said task, I went to look at my notes and couldn't remember much of what my notes meant ..argg.
I had to ask my housemate to proofread the email reply I wrote, and while she was helping me I just started sobbing uncontrollably for a few minutes. It all seems so much bigger than me, and like i'll never ever catch up, and never ever get past this. The worst part of what happened this evening was that I kept forgetting/remembering/forgetting that this task (which the client most urgently needed done) needed doing/existed at all. In spite of writing it down on my list yesterday. I just couldn't face the list at all today. Instead I ran some errands, and then prepared for a dinner party my friends were giving me for my birthday tonight, and then, suddenly, the time was gone. Well, I guess you all know the feeling(s), so I won't go on and on anymore here. The less apocalyptic thing I meant to say here is - i'm glad this community exists and I hope I can manage to keep coming back here regularly :) I'm going to try to post a list of things to do in the check in area.
PS - I noticed someone mentioned Mark Foerster in a post - does anyone have any experience with the autofocus system? I was reading about it on his blog the other day and it sounded like it might be good but I couldn't quite understand a few parts of it.. (ever notice how easy it is to procrastinate by reading productivity blogs!? slightly less guilt!)