- Using the Google Suite
- Using Two Monitors
- Managing My Stress
The Google Suite is my hero… thanks to Desktop search, Gmail, Google Calendar and my To-Do list (in the Sidebar), I can find out what I need to do and access all the information I need for my jobs quickly and effectively. My dual monitor setup also helps out a lot - in my case I’ve got a new monitor and and old monitor so I can work on one screen and play music on another (click the picture). It’s also great for working out of an email without having to print it off.
The strangest thing I have found though is how to manage my stress. You know when you’re working on something and you have a quickly approaching due date? You probably get stressed out, right? Well, getting stressed reduces your ability to concentrate and work on the things that are important. So, if there’s nothing you can do about the approaching due date, you’ll do a lot better off by forgetting the stress and getting on with your task.
For the lack of time for many professionals in the world today I have to blame the internet.
With the endless amount of opportunity on there it’s no surprise that people are getting inundated with exciting endeavours. I’ve been invited to join a couple of projects over the past few months and I’m finding some of my commitments getting stretched as I put my focus into working on two bike forums - Pocket Bike Racing and MiniRiders. Thankfully, once I’ve finished the majority of the work I put INTO the two bike sites, they should manage themselves pretty well.
That’ll leave me with more time to work ON the sites and get stuck into university. Anyway, I better get back to it and so should you…