It’s been over a year now since moving from mainly on the road paramedic shift work (hands on, work given to me by others via radio, unable to plan a shift) to Office based project management (though still for an ambulance service )
As such, I feel I’m still finding my flow, how I work best, adapting to what the organisation offers from a framework and tools perspective etc.
I might post some past struggles, but for now, some current ramblings. A long time OmniFocus user, just hours before @justindirose podcast episode on simplicity, I ditched OF and gave the overhauled Apple reminders a try. I tried and tried to set it up the way I wanted with calendar, fantastical, notes etc, just couldn’t hit the sweet spot. Starting from scratch with reminders, I’ve been able to only put the bare minimal stuff in there, and stick other data elsewhere, e.g. sometime/maybe list in Notes. What a freeing experience it’s been.
As to the time boxing I wrote up in another post, I use that as a guidance, and focus what I want/need to do (five priorities I call my Five Focus) over the course of a week.
Conclusion: I was constraining myself too much. I’m not a machine. If I get back to that stage and tinker with (for me) overly complex systems, I need to remind myself to re-read these lines!