Quick Tip Against Overcommitments1 min read

This one is going to be a short blogpost as it’s already quite late. In addition to the numerous meetings today, I had the pleasure to catch up with a colleague I hadn’t seen in a while.

We discussed about the state of Academia (a common discussion topic obviously) and logically ended up on ideas to say ‘no’ to avoid overcommitments.

This trick is to delay your decision until the evening. After a long day at work, our tired mind is more likely to ask how much work and what are the outcomes of this proposal. Therefore, we might be in a better situation to assess whether this new project is worth our time and efforts.

At the opposite to taking the decision the morning when we are still full of energy and motivations for loads of ideas with less consideration for how committed we already are.

I think there is a point there and I’ll keep this in mind for the future.

Thanks for reading, see you tomorrow.

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