Thanks. I post on here to get feedback to see what I can do to improve my own personal workflow. If I can help, I’ll try.
Yeah, there will be times when I need to focus on single actions/routines (maintenance) from my special projects. That’s why I worked on my own @Admin perspective. @joebuhlig uses his neutralize perspective to similar effect.
I am also doing something similar. After working on the admin work post, I will be working on writing up my Big Rocks perspective. It sounds similar to your workflow with a couple of twists. I should have something written up by next week barring any dumpster fires that might be hitting me. I have out-of-state guests and might get occupied with tour guide duties.
It’s the perfect time to do that massive review and reset. Put almost every project on hold. Then run away for a day (or at least a half-day) to go through OmniFocus and delete projects, delegate other projects, and defer/pause projects.
My journaling habits have also changed over the years. Previously, it was just a place to dump and vent and show gratitude. But it’s easily forgotten because I don’t go back and review myself.
Nowadays, I’m tackling my journal a little more actively. At the end of the month, I skim through the past month’s worth of journals. I get a general theme or mood of what I felt for the month. Then I write down all the friction points that have caused me irritation or pain. Then I try to create a project or tasks that will help reduce the pain factor. That leaking faucet is a minor annoyance but it sure would be nice to just take care of it. I might find an issue where I’ve been at odds with a co-worker for the past few weeks. I might have to investigate if it’s my approach to that person; get a personality profile so that I know how to approach a person; ask co-workers how they deal with this person; or any number of other options to solve a dilemma.
My journal allows me to reflect on all of the friction points and devise new projects or tasks to make it a little easier to cope with a situation that repeats itself. Be sure to review it. Some folks do it on a weekly basis. I’ve found that a monthly review is good enough for me to see emerging patterns. If I’m have a s***ty month, I will see it reflected in my journal entries. Then I know it’s something I have to work on.
@justindirose - Thanks for your weekly updates! It provides us a chance to see ourselves in you and what we can do to improve ourselves.