I am working on multiple projects on Machine Learning and Data Science. Is there any systematic way to work/manage projects to maximize efficiency in terms of getting things done while maintaining a work-life balance? Different projects are at different stages --- some are at the beginning stage, some are at the writing stage for publication --- require different types of involvements in terms of time and energy. Expert opinions are highly appreciated.

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    I think this is too personal for a general answer. Individuals do things differently. Some are driven by a schedule, others not. – Buffy Apr 15 '20 at 11:16
  • I am sure this is personal but still learning from personal experience is not too bad I guess. Some people are very efficient in managing different research projects and would love to hear from them. – ffl Apr 15 '20 at 11:41
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    And any answer would depend on the definition of "efficiently". Why is efficiency important compared to, say, effectiveness? – Buffy Apr 15 '20 at 12:19
  • Both 'efficiently' and 'effectiveness' is important. The ultimate goal is to get things done without hampering work-life balance. – ffl Apr 15 '20 at 12:48
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    This question is of the "boat programming" type (i.e. the problem of how to work on multiple projects is not restricted to academia), so I'm voting to close. – astronat Apr 15 '20 at 12:49