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Ellis: I’m organised at work, but at home I cannot do it!

By johannatime On March 4, 2013 No Comments
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Dear Johanna,

At work I’m pretty organised and have to be be in order not to loose my job :). But after being sharp at work all day, I just cannot do the same at home. My partner is always paying the bills as I still have not arranged a login account at the bank where we have our shared account. We really need to check

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Melissa: How do I overcome procrastinating on my writing tasks?

By johannatime On January 4, 2013 No Comments
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Dear Johanna,

I am a professional writer and I know what Getting Things Done (GTD) is about, I even apply parts of it, however when I need to start on a new assignment, I do anything except starting on the new assignment. When my deadline approaches, pressure builds up, which greatly compromises the quality of my writing. Do you have any suggestions for me?

Best regards, Melissa
Dear Melissa,

Your problem is a classic description of procrastination in its

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Nienke: How do I prioritise my tasks with a solid deadline?

By johannatime On December 4, 2012 No Comments
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Dear Johanna,

In 1.5 months I will go on maternity leave. Due to the fact that I’m expecting twins I will cut down my hours soon, to half time or a little more. I still have actual “new” work to do, but also need time to assign my different tasks to different people as nobody will take over for me full time. How do I do that without going

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