I work from home, self employed so what I do and when I do it during the day is pretty much in my own hands, which is great.
However im coming against abit of a problem. I find my days lack any solid structure what so ever. I use a moleskine GTD implementation and will pretty much just willy nilly go from next action to the next, regardless of context or efficiency. Thus i'm suffering from alot of task switching and very little batching seems to get done. I move from one high priority item to the next.
Now i know you're only meant to put hard landscape things in your calendar, but does anyone with a extremely flexible word day like myself block out areas of time? For instance 1 hour on @computer, 30 mins @Calls...etc?
Also the two minute rule with one particular case. I get *alot* of SMS/Txt msgs from friends, now i've pretty much followed the 2 min rule in this situation...as it would take me say 30 seconds to respond. But sometimes it feels like im inundated with huge SMS conversations. Would this be one point where it might be better off avoiding the two min rule for the sake of productivity and batching this and setting aside a specific time during the day?