Today I realised that since I became a manager, I have a lot less “flow” time. Instead of the long, multiple hours of focus on one thing, I now have a lot more jumping from one thing to another. Part of it could be changed (by myself and others in the company) but part of it seems to be a natural part of the job. It’s a bit depressing really. Flow tasks feel incredibly rewarding and are often high value. All this jumping feels more stressful and less important work.