So, I'm noting a cycle here....
I wanted to say "I'm listening to Cortex while I'm writhing this" but it is, in fact, too distracting to do so. So let's turn it off.
Okay. So. Last July, I started noting my listening to Cortex during pomodoros. I didn't know how I felt about that. Was it hurting the productivity of a pomodoro?
Eventually, I cut listening to anything whilst working. This was, in fact, a boon to my productivity.
But looking back on the decisions I made, it wasn't sustainable. Which is to say, "I didn't maintain high productivity in a distraction-free environment."
It is now that I must ask, "Why not?"
So, then, what's going on? I think I need to consume certain kind of ideas, and the way my environment is set up leads me to only consume such ideas during knowledge work of some kind.
What I need to do, then, I think, is to properly prioritize the processing of such data in my short-term scheduling.
Argh, my thinking is so scattered and unstructured here it is a bit frustrating. If this were a proper blog I'd have to edit this post constantly.
Okay, there's a lot of stuff swirling in my brain. I'll let it settle and maybe come back and write more later.