My Time-Management Algorithm for Freelancing, Open-Source Projects and Multiple Other Tasks Simultaneously
I have multiple things going on always at the same time (lecturing, freelancing, open-source projects…). Managing so many types of work becomes daunting quite easily. I’ve always felt unconfortable with the feeling of time-wasting that comes with it. One solution, sometimes the best one, is to focus on one project and finish it, then go for the next one. But this isn’t always possible. So I devised a strategy to handle multiple simultaneous tasks, for when it becomes unavoidable and too complex to handle without a method.
First, lets give a generic name to encompass the concept of projects, jobs, tasks and responsibilities. I’ll call them threads, a computer engineering metaphor, in absence of a better word (you might suggest a better one, English is not my first language).
My methodology consist on 1) classifying threads by a particular logic and 2) running them through an algorithm.…continue