Ben Kuhn offers an excellent reminder that attention is your scarcest resource. Programmers and managers both make key decisions about when to devote energy and focus on a problem or project. Sometimes it’s best to take a break or tackle it another time. 😫
One of Ben’s tips is to have a “bullshit timebox.” 💩 Like Ben, maybe you “somehow always end up with a bunch of minor chores to do—responding to emails, deflecting secondary obligations, etc.” Well that BS can all be shoveled into “a one-hour period a few times a week” devoted to “all the things life is too short” to waste more time on than this!
Ben also tries to trim down his “open loops,” which are “projects or processes” you’ve started and not finished. ☑️