When do you pull the plug on a day? Do you stay up late to finish a project, or call it quits and plan to get up early the next day?
I am facing a dilemma right now where I have an extra project which I want to get done. Sometimes an extra project doesn’t fit into the normal schedule of the day. So, the question is, “Where does it fit in?”
We’ve been working hard to keep balance in our lives so spending an enormous amount of time on one project and neglecting others is not the balance I want. An easy answer might be to get less sleep. However, I don’t think that’s always the solution, at least not long-term.
So, how and when do you finish a project you really need to ship?
I think the answer to that question really depends. When do you get your best work done? When will you have a good chunk of concentrated time? What can you cut out to allow extra time for the new project? Do you have a time limit to finish?
I’ve found, for me, I get my most creative work done in the very early morning. I can and do sometimes stay up late to finish a project but struggle more during this time. I love to get away from the house for guaranteed chunks of uninterrupted time and often am more productive when I do.
Claudia and I also talk through our weeks, planning out most days very specifically so we will know when and where we will have some extra time.
Question: What about you? If it’s crunch time, how do you create the time to make it happen?