Papers to read, literature reviews to write, code to tweak, simulations to run, results to analyse, graphs to graph…

I’m experiencing a min-crisis of workflow at the moment, one of those moments where you start making spreadsheets to track progress, writing lists, and vainly attempting to tidy up cluttered file systems.

I find that when I’m driving towards a particular development goal, I get into a zone – I imagine if I was a sculptor, my studio would end up with tools everywhere, chips all over floor, and a shiny finished sculpture in the middle of the pile of rubbish.

So how do I resolve this? Do I get caught up in meticulously planning and documenting a workflow and a file management system (knowing full well that it will go out the window when I’m on fire). Do I just discard the old workspace and start with a clean one?


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