I admire people who have lists of things to do during the day, and can check those things off and move on. Or even a template for a project with all the steps laid out. That drip feed of dopamine from checking those boxes must be super good.
What about you folks that have projects that last for months or years?
For instance, an item I’ve been working on for the last month “work on statistics for Aim 2”, which is part of the larger Aim 2 project that I’ve been working on for years.
Figuring out what to do is part of my “doing”, so it’s not like I can make a checklist. (unless I’m Dunning-Krugering myself)
Do you all just block off time, then work that time and close up shop at the end of the day feeling satisfied that you worked or spun your wheels for the allotted time?