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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Poor pacing

Pacing is how you space out your day so that you are working in a way that includes regular rest time for mental and physical rest as well as for eating. Even if it's just taking a break of a few minutes now and then to stand up and stretch, you can cut down on the increase in errors or greater likelihood of an accident that research has shown may happen if you try to work straight through for hours upon hours without a break. Poor pacing also includes failing to get enough sleep at night so you have enough rest so you can perform well.

Possible causes

Poor pacing is caused by those who don't plan for rests or for food and nourishment. There are those who have a more frenzied personality so regular pacing is a new habit that they have ...

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