Batching Tasks for Efficiency

Today I’m pre-writing blog posts for the coming week. Just in case something, you know, feels canned and not current. You’ll probably only see one post per day, and they’ll like be on the short side. It’s not my normal practice, and I don’t want it to be. There’s an opportunity that I don’t want to pass up, though, so I’m batching tasks for efficiency.

Katie’s hit a point in her current research paper where she can’t stand to look at her desk any more. There are too many distractions. Given that it’s the same space where she makes art, I get it. To combat this, she’s going to work on campus most of the week. That means I have the apartment all to myself.

Now, we live and work well together, especially in this small apartment. We don’t get on each others’ nerves. That doesn’t mean that we don’t periodically distract one another once in a while. Both of us will occasionally bounce ideas off of one another. We take lunch and coffee breaks together. It’s nice, 99.9% of the time.

Batching Tasks for Efficiency

While she’s off to the library, I’m going to do some deep work. Get in a flow state and jam on the current work in progress. No distractions, no potential interruptions. All of the neighbors seem to have settled in. The workmen that have been doing maintenance on the vents have completed that project. I should be able to just write.

I will still respond to comments as I usually do at the end of my work day. I’m just relishing this opportunity to not have to bounce back and forth between blogging, housework, and the day job. A few days just to write, nothing else, is going to be a treat.

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