I've been blocking out time during my day to work on completing tasks that are part of a project coming due shortly.
I find that I'm getting discouraged as I rarely seem to be able to finish the tasks before the alarm rings to start on the next one.
Here are a couple of the problems:
- I'm regularly underestimating the time it will take to complete the task
When I don't complete the task, the next task reminder beeps and I keep snoozing it.
Each time the reminder goes off, I'm reminded that I didn't get something finished.
I feel that I'm behind for the rest of the day
How are you folks dealing with this? Is it simply a matter of tripling my time estimates? I'm afraid that if I don't block off the time, I'll never get around to the long-term projects that I'm trying to pace.