At this point on the project, towards the end, I’m trying to get through my list of outstanding tasks as rapidly as possible. As one colleague suggested, I’m keeping in mind the list of finished tasks, rather than the never-shrinking list of tasks yet to complete.
The deadline for the internal beta has shifted by a week, but there’s still more to do than I’m comfortable with. I like to think I cope well under pressure, keeping calm, getting on with it. And maybe I do in tense we’ve-got-to-get-all-this-done-RIGHT-NOW kind of situations (maybe; I’m struggling to think of examples), but I’m not sure I do in more drawn-out periods of pressure. As more tasks appear than I’m comfortable with completing to a decent standard I don’t feel like I’m coping well. I certainly feel grumpier than I would like.
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