Mondays! This may be the post-holiday weekend talking, but I find, increasingly, when I sit down to work on Mondays, that I spend too much time figuring out what work I should be doing and not enough time doing it.
This task of prioritization is something I used to do on Sunday nights, but for various reasons, it’s not something I find I am generally able to do, or do well, in my post-baby existence. So I need to get more disciplined about doing it the week before, which is tricky, because things can shift over the weekend, with new emails that arrive representing new tasks or potential hierarchical reorderings. But I suspect much of that is just noise, and if I waited till Monday afternoon to incorporate those things into my overall priorities list, nothing much would suffer.
Otherwise, I reach Monday afternoon and start to despair because I still don’t have a clear view of what the week will look like.
Readers, how do you manage the Monday madness?