Good time management is an incredible stress-reducer.
I think I've been able to bring my various experiences to a time management system which works for me.
- Five Things is currently what I do.
- Unplugging is really important.
- Sharpening the saw
- Long-term career planning
Issues I have to deal with ∞
A massive backlog of things I'm interested in.
Moving things between contexts
Updating old content ∞
One day I'd like to borrow a technique I learned from Penn Jillette, where each day he re-reads an old journal entry.
His method is pen-and-paper, but it applies even better to the blog concept. I'll have old blog entries which will go out of date, have broken links and will generally need love. Right now those blog entries are from a previous blog so they really do need to be checked.
The one-a-day concept would normally be checking yesterday, checking last week, checking last month, last year etc. In my case, I'll check the last one, then keep walking forward until they're all checked. I didn't do one post per day, after all.
The equivalent I have is when porting old content I re-read it. I even have stuff from the 90s, so it's fascinating stuff.