As I'm recovering, there seems to be no shortage of things that need to be done. At church, I'm a counselor in the ward bishopric, which takes my Sundays and one or two other nights per week. My daughter is getting married in August (as seen on the Wedding page on this site)m which somehow seems to take time once in a while. And I'm getting an IT 515R SysAdmin class ready to teach at BYU this fall, for which I still need to rework a couple of labs. (I've also been asked to teach the Operating Systems class next Winter, which is totally awesome.)
This brings me to thinking about time management. At work, I'm finding that my days are often sliced up by meetings, each of which gives me more to do. The larger projects I work on tend to have long timelines and demand focus for long periods of time. I think I need to work on being better at using small time slices.
Using a ticketing system like Jira helps a bit, at least for tracking the work. That sort of makes the work feel like queue work, which are usually lower-level request-response tasks. So in some ways, it makes the large projects feel like workable-sized bits. That helps with the "top dead-center"-feeling that you get on months-long projects that don't move much on any given day.