Use Your Energy Patterns to Be More Productive

One of the biggest light bulb moments I’ve had in terms of scholarly productivity is that when I work on writing when I’m energized, things go better. This probably sounds obvious, but for years–ahem, I mean more than a decade–I tried to do my writing in the afternoon, the time recognized as nap time, coffeeContinue reading “Use Your Energy Patterns to Be More Productive”

The Tie-Breaker: Making Decisions about How to Spend Your Time

It’s common at a teaching institution to feel pulled in too many different directions by your job. Sometimes this pulling can actually be quantified. When I was hired, for example, I was told that 50% of my time should go to teaching, 30% to scholarship, 20% to service, and the remaining 50% to the WritingContinue reading “The Tie-Breaker: Making Decisions about How to Spend Your Time”