It's surprisingly easy to get lost in things which are not important enough. There are tricks to circumvent productivity while being apparently busy the whole day. My bag of them has grown large enough to experiment with new ways of reorganizing myself.
During past few months, I have found lookback reviews to be helpful for this reorganization. To take this a step further, I will be trying to put up weekly reviews in this journal involving a short stint of thinking and writing. A few points to cover follow:
- Review and plan:
- Refile captures, emails and web bookmarks
- Skim through my personal pending lists for tasks
- Plans for the next week
- Things studied
- Stuff written
- Programmed (recreational and regular)
- New problems/solutions
- Media consumed: podcasts, books, essays, music etc.
All of these will be non-work related so should be a good personal gauge of where I am actually screwing up.