Sometimes you need to finish revising one piece while starting revision on another. It’s easy to get confused between pieces. There are tricks to use to do so with relative ease. I use a project management app called Project Studio. The only down side to it is it’s only available on my computer which can be inconvenient, but I do most of my revision work on my laptop so I get along OK with it. There are similar apps on Google Play and the app store. Basically the app lets me schedule tasks according to a project. That’s all I need. I enter the project and assign tasks to it. I can add milestones as well. So I usually create the project with milestones like, preliminary work with assigned tasks, writing, again with tasks, followed by revision with tasks and subtasks. Each milestone and task have deadlines. I can assign deadlines to each one and I do.
The app lets me know where I am in each project. That cuts down on the confusion. That’s not to say I don’t have to stop and think about the project I’m working on. I take the time to review the portion of the project I am currently revising. That allows me to readjust to the new project when I change them. That’s where the deadlines come in. If you have tasks with deadlines, the software I use lists the tasks by due date. It lets me know when I have missed a deadline, allowing me to change deadlines as necessary.
Of course, you don’t need software. You can get by with a spreadsheet or just a calendar. Day planners work well for that. Even a simple notebook with lined paper will do the job. All you need to do is access it daily. There are apps to allow you to plan projects on a daily basis.
Once you do that, you should be able to keep each project straight and work on them in turn. Spend the time to focus on the project at hand. Then move to the other. Schedule time as you need to. Sometimes I just set them up so I can spend one day working on one project and the next day on the other, alternating between them. All you really need to do is schedule blocks of time to work on each project. Stick to it and you shouldn’t have any problem switching between projects.
Choose your control method carefully. Pick one that works for you and run with it. Just a little effort can make all the difference. Juggling projects is not easy but there are methods you can use to juggle them. Then get to work. Good luck.
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