The Many Hats I Wear…

I’ve been thinking a bit lately about all the jobs I have been performing, multitasking, and why I feel like I’m not accomplishing anything. I am a dad/husband, Ph.D. Candidate, adjunct professor, faculty field liaison, administrative support person, consultant, and I perform various duties at my church. Do I have too much on my plate? Actually, I think I do, but I feel like I can’t take anything off. So basically they all suffer just a little bit. I hate this and wish that I had more time, or maybe better time management skills 🙂

There is a professor at Stanford University who has been looking at students who profess to be excellent multi-taskers. What he has found is that while they multitask, they don’t perform any of their tasks very well at all. I can totally see how he would come to this conclusion after struggling the past year to balance my scholarly activities with other life events. So what do I plan to do. I think I am going to go on a DIET. This summer I plan on reducing the number of jobs I perform by quitting some of those jobs. I will miss the money, but to ensure my future income, I have to focus on finishing some things now. Hopefully it will produce some positive outcomes.

So my question for you is; What do you do when you feel overwhelmed and how to finish those things that seem to keep piling up? Leave a comment if you wish. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.


About jimmysw
Associate Professor of Social Work with a focus on the Future of Social Media, Social Work Education and all things technology.

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