Funny how everything is urgent in the life of a consultant!
Sometimes good time management plans are reduced to completing the most urgent (read the one that is calling the loudest!) and frantically adding a little effort to all the other tasks to keep the requests at bay.
A good tactic is to stop working so frantically on the task, or tasks, and spend a little time planning…it seems weird to add some planning time (yep, another task!) into an already bursting schedule but it works.
Usually it only takes a little time to regroup and break down the possibly daunting tasks and create a smoother track to completion.
Try it….it works!