Pop Quiz: How do you manage your time?
Every year it seems I run into the same bit of fallacious reasoning: “Well, once the semester is over and I have fewer distractions, I’ll be able to just breeze through my research!”
Suffice it to say, things aren’t as breezy as they could be. I’m finding it difficult to stick to a schedule, primarily because I have so few meatspace obligations it never really seems like putting things off will cause any problems. Until, of course, it does. (Wait, I have a meeting tomorrow?).
So, people who research (or do any other projects) in your down-time from teaching: how do you do it? What keeps you on the ball when the weather is oh so nice and there are oh so many shows and websites and games and foods and people out there just itching to drag you away?
P.S. If you’re wondering why you haven’t yet seen Part II of the Teaching Statement series, this is why. Give me some tips and you’ll get it all the faster!
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