In my first post on this topic, I said I’d post an update in a week or so. Ok, so that was about 7 weeks ago.
I abandoned the trial of both of these techniques because 2.8.0 is, frankly, more important than my experiments in productivity. I’m going to get back to it, but this is actually an opportunity to say something important about getting derailed from productivity projects by urgent items.
This happens to all of us from time to time when the pressure mounts, and that’s a good thing. The key is to keep your head, focus on the most urgent thing while it’s urgent, and remember to revisit those productivity projects. They are important in the long run, or you wouldn’t want to start on them in the first place. If you find yourself constantly saying “I had to drop that, I got too busy”, it’s time to re-evaluate.