I have been doing fairly well at work this month, but I feel kind of terrible about it. I feel like I am falling short in terms of productivity every day. Part of it is that I have been spending a lot more time managing than doing. I am keeping abreast of what my team needs, at the expense of getting my own tasks completed.

I probably won’t be able to prioritize my tasks as well as I would like to for the next two of three months. To regain some feeling of control, however, I will go back to a technique that I have often employed when I am unsure of myself: starting each work day with a journal entry in which I list my priorities for the day.