Part of my Knowledge Base.



This page outlines the modified version of the Ultraworking Work Cycles, a productivity framework. This framework is usually done within a Google Sheets spreadsheet. I personally prefer to have all my documentation listed on my knowledge base and in a structured, written form. It’s just how my brain works.


I begin by creating a new document in my cycles archive from the template, dating it and answering the following questions:

  • What am I trying to accomplish?
  • Why is this important and valuable?
  • How will I know this is complete?
  • Any risks / hazards? Potential distractions, procrastination, etc.
  • Is this concrete / measurable or subjective / ambiguous?
  • Anything else noteworthy?


I do 4 cycles of 25 mins work + 5 mins rest, totalling 2hrs to complete my cycles. I schedule these cycles around 4 times a week.


  • What am I trying to accomplish this cycle?
  • How will I get started?
  • Have I made any assumptions? Are there any hazards present?
  • Energy (%)
  • Morale (%)


  • Completed cycle target?
  • Anything noteworthy?
  • Any distractions?
  • Things to improve for next cycle?


Taking a few minutes to debrief, so that I can identify and lock-in lessons

  • What did I get done in these cycles?
  • How did this compare to my normal work output?
  • Did I get bogged down? Where?
  • What went well? How can I replicate this in the future?
  • Any other takeaways? Lessons to share with others?