January and June are the two toxic months at my workplace. We normally have big events lined up during these times and so our butts are anything but still. I love my job, alright, but I tend to dread the arrival of January and June every year.
Dealing with busyness is not my forte. I hate cramming and beating deadlines. I remember I used to get freelance work from various sources (e.g. oDesk, freelance contractors, ad networks, blogger friends, etc.) but after some time, I stopped. (I delivered on all my commitments, though, because I firmly believe in professionalism.) I guess I got tired of pressuring myself to earn more money when I value my “me” time so much and I’m more productive working at my own pace.
Actually, I have somehow learned to deal with busyness over the years. What I do is I list down the things that need to get done and assign a not-so-strict deadline to each one of them. And then I finish each and every task ahead of time. I feel so productive and empowered every single time I do this. That’s my little trick!
Yes, I do like fooling myself with a twisted sense of fulfillment sometimes. But it works for me, you know. I don’t get pressured at all. Haha.
How do you deal with busyness? Do you love/hate it or both?