Today I found myself working on three different projects. For one of them, today was the publication deadline.
On first blush, this seems problematic. How can you divide your attention among three different things and still get anything done?
But in practice it turned out to work really well. Whenever I would get stuck on one project, I could switch to another one. And usually when I returned to the first project, I found that I was unstuck.
I realize that I do this a lot. The occasional change in context turns out to be just what I need to avoid hitting roadblocks.
It still seems slightly unintuitive to me that working on multiple projects in parallel can actually be more productive than focusing on one. But hey, it works.