You’re super excited about a new productive day! This is why you check what you have to do from your email, messages, the project management tool of your client, your project management tool, your calendar and yes, probably also your beloved notebook.
Now that you should have a sort kind of idea about what you have to do, you’re finally ready to start! But hold on, where’s the file you have to work on? Sure, your client has sent it to you by email! No, it isn’t there. Maybe a WhatsApp? Still nothing. Oh yes! It was a transfer link sent with an SMS and... the link has expired.
Well, don’t worry, you have just to ask again the link for the third time and hopefully this time you don’t forget to download it.
Meanwhile, while you were too busy to check dozen of tools, you forgot your appointment with your client at 1 pm. A half an hour later he calls you: he’s angry and asks you for some clarifications. He asks also why the changes you’ve agreed to do for the last week aren’t still complete. Suddenly you realize that you wrote them in the notes app of your smartphone, but you forgot to check it.
It’s finally evening. You’re exhausted and feel like you’re working too much, so you want to understand which of your clients are taking that much time.
You start to populate a spreadsheet table, trying to figure out more or less how much time you spent for each client, summing all your appointments and trying to estimate the time you’ve spent to do all your tasks, but you’re not realizing that this activity is taking away more time than the actual work for the client does.
Wonderful, now It’s time to go to sleep and be ready for a new productive, unproductive day!