Why does it happen every year? I usually learn from my mistakes or, even better, the mistakes of others, but again this year I find myself days away from going on holiday rushing to do things which I should have done weeks or even months ago.
I remember my daughter telling me when she was still typing an assignment for her university course two hours before the deadline that she worked better under pressure. I argued that that was nonsense and that, if she planned her work better, she would have more time and be better able to think about what she was doing. Yet there must be some truth in what she said because these jobs which I have left to the last minute are being done well but without the usual messing around which often indulge in.
While I’m on holiday I shall take some time to have a closer look at myself, to do some planning and to see if I really do work better under pressure.