I hope it’s not just me, but I have a set routine when I start work. I like to check social media streams in a certain order, then I pour over the analytics, get all my tools loaded up ready. Make myself a cup of coffee and then I tackle the inbox. I get mildly irritated when I get interrupted and find I can’t settle until everything is just so.
After this point, I then prioritise tasks for the day based on what has happened overnight and check with my colleagues if there is anything they need urgent help with.
I would like to think that I can be flexible, but I can’t really settle until I am sure I have everything mapped out in my head. I don’t like things sprung on me. As a result I can often end up pushing things to later in the day and get myself all worked up if my inbox is not empty by the time I head off home.
Maybe I should adopt a more fluid style of working? Does anyone else have a set routine they have to stick to? (please don’t let it be just me)