A lot of the work that I do is fairly design-intensive. A lof of programming, a lot of ins and outs and what-have-yous. Accordingly, moving my office from “a room filled with people on the phone” to “the second bedroom in the apartment” has been a huge boon; I’m pretty self-directed to begin with, so I get quite a bit done most days.
But not on meeting days.
Usually it’s something like a weekly status meeting. Today’s takes place at 1:00 pm, my time, which is nicely located smack in the middle of the day. Throughout the morning, I’ll be chewing over some problem, perhaps, but I try not to get too involved in anything. By 10 am, I’m just sort of anxiously checking email and catching up on reading. Now, if it’s not a meeting day, I might just plow into the next piece I’m working on, work through lunch, and just go until I’m finished, because I know I’ll have the time.
Then on days like this, that meeting is just looming there, and I know I won’t have time to get any work done until that thing is over with. Hurry up!
Add comment May 17th, 2007