Hope you had a lovely week. I have been having a great time with family. We’re meeting for the first time in over a year.
I am spending quality time with my nephew and we are doing some fun projects together. One of them is—experiments with planting radish, beetroot, carrot and kohlrabi. We are seeing some shoots already. I’ll keep you posted.
In other news, I only published two articles this week. I struggled to finish them.
And then I stumbled upon Parkinson’s law on Twitter
Parkinson’s law states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”.
I looked it up further (read Wikipedia) and found it obvious and interesting.
In a nut shell, the ‘law’ says that the longer you give yourself to complete a task, the bigger the task gets or the more scope there is for you to procrastinate. So deadlines become crucial.
(As for deadlines : self-imposed>>>somebody else’s>situational)
Ever since I started the blog
with the idea of posting every day, I have noticed that if I give myself the option to not post, I invariably end up doing just that, not
posting. This has happened 100% of the time.
And when I don’t give myself the option to miss, I post without fail.
There hasn’t necessarily been a co-relation between the amount of time available for the task and the quality of output.
I should take my own advice on deadlines.
On a broader note, getting a task done doesn’t always translate to sitting idle or relaxing. I eventually find something else to get busy with. To-do lists never seem to end.
That is Parkinson’s law at work again.
So as long as we have ‘time’, we will find something to do; we might as well do things that are singularly worthwhile to us.
Have a lovely week!