Had I decided to keep doing email until "really finishing with it" I would not have gotten to the higher throughput items, and I would be unhappier and probably objectively worse off. Pomodoros are powerful partly because they let you reap scheduling benefits like this for cheap.
I ended up doing the two last pomodoros in one essentially, which offsets the extra pomodoro for email. This kind of offsetting/averaging of errors is not uncommon when predictions are involved.
Took a detour for making and eating dinner, resumed after that.
Project goals and quarterly team goals were easier than expected thanks to the great work of my teammates and manager. So I have that going for me, which is nice :)
Lots of felt regret on this one; some emails I responded I would have liked to respond sooner. As a procrastinator this is what I fear; I need to make a conscious effort not to give up and go do something else. But the pomodoro helps :)
Next up: project/quarterly goals.
Pomodoro two: completed one high level pass through email, leaving 48 to triage further. Took 3 inline actions (where you answer/take action immediately instead of after triaging) that took 10'.
Email needs more work, so I'm doing one bonus pomodoro. Will shoot for 5 total.
Pomodoro one: 5' unplanned went to IM to manage something time sensitive. Then email system level; I think I made the "right" two changes so that my email backlog is more manageable next time.
I'm writing this during the 5' pause. Me hago unos mates.
One pomodoro to transfer my quarterly goals from the project plan to my team tracker.
One pomodoro for booking meetings and sending out a short proposal related to my project.
Meta: apply one round of [[prediction framework]].
Two pomodoros for email. I have hundreds of emails unread (in some sense: pending one round of filtering after having applied one already automatically). I need to resist redoing my filters altogether; but something needs fixing
It's been a while since I did a proper thread though, so let's see.
To begin with: I'm using [[pomodoro]]. Target for tonight is just four cycles. What can I do in 2h? Whatever I can do in four pomodoros.
Live tweeting while I work: could that work? Could that make sense?
Perhaps it'd be cathartic to vent in the abstract.
I spend a lot of time at my desk in standing position so I think I'll start sitting here.
SRE by day, utopian by night.
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