Like many of you, I’m feeling like maybe we’re in a case study experiment where we’ve been given all of this work to do in a short period of time, only to be told at the end that NONE of the tasks is graded and Dr. Reardon only wants us to write one reflective paper about how we managed our time in accomplishing them (don’t get any ideas, please). However, that being said, one of the beneficial elements of this course format, whether intentional or not, has been an increased awareness of my own time management. As I have progressed into leadership, marriage, and parenthood, I have become the quintessential multi-tasker. While this used to serve me well, I have found that it has been making me less efficient of late. As part of my article summaries for the time management project, I read in several areas to compartmentalize, stay in the moment, and focus on one task at a time. This has been my focus over the last couple of weeks, and I have found that it is actually helping me be more productive. For example, I closed my e-mail after I checked it at 3:00, so I was able to write this in its entirity without interruption. Ok, I did stop to get a Mt. Dew! Baby steps.