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Clarifying Flow Time

Clarifying Flow Time

The following question was submitted by someone who attended the Just Whelmed Calendar class and is answered below her question. Question Here’s my understanding of Flow Time and I’m wondering if I’m on the right track so let me know: Flow Time Flow time is working on stuff that either doesn’t have a deadline or the deadline is far away (e.g., this summer, or next year). Tasks are less well-defined and I am unlikely to finish the task during this Flow Session. Examples of Flow Time tasks: writing tentative outline for workshop in November noodling about conference...
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Integrating Project Management and the Just Whelmed Calendar

Integrating Project Management and the J...

The following questions were submitted by someone who attended the Just Whelmed Calendar class, the Tenure & Promotion Myths & Mindsets class, and the Hunks, Chunks, & Bites class, and are answered below her questions.   Question How do I decide which of the Project Next Steps and the Mini-Things go under Focus and which go under Flow? You made a side comment about the Project Next Steps being the Big Rocks that get placed first, and the Mini-Things as being Little Rocks that fit around them. But really, I don’t have any Big Rocks, do I? (All the Big...
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Clarifying Your Understanding of Focus Time

Clarifying Your Understanding of Focus T...

The following question was submitted by someone who attended the Just Whelmed Calendar class and is answered below her question. Question Could you please clarify the definitions of Flow Time and Focus Time? Maybe it would be easier to read my (admittedly fuzzy) description of Focus, and then you could point out my misconceptions: Focus Time Driven either by upcoming deadlines or by a desire to knock something off my list. Focus Time tasks are well-defined and have a clear endpoint. Tasks are predetermined for each Focus block (when I sit down for my Focus time, I already...

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