I am having trouble balancing "little recurring tasks" with the more pressing, timely tasks.
Examples of little recurring tasks from my last semester:
- Every Friday at 5PM I had 10 homework problems due for a physics class.
- Reviewing before and after each lecture to solidify concepts.
Throughout the week, I'd always focus on my most pressing assignments (because it makes the most sense), such as readings due tomorrow, quiz on Wednesday, etc.
However, then the little recurring tasks, which make sense to do a little bit at a time really piled up. Too many times I ended up doing all of physics on Thursday and Friday. I'd bet I didn't learn a whole lot and my grade in that class showed.
The obvious solution is to set in stone time each day for these little tasks, but this just doesn't make sense....
It's Monday at 9pm and I'm stuck on 2 physics problems due in 4 days and I have a reading assignment due tomorrow at 9am.