Hey, Travis, how are you?
Getting organizized is the way to waste less time and effort. The older we get the more we forget and less able to stay focused and push ourselves through what has to be done.
There are some practices (habituation building activities) which help oldfags to stay competitive a bit longer. Most of these practices are adaptations of ancient practices of Yoga, Buddhist meditation (as a regular exercises for self-awareness) and religious worship.
Another part of it is using appropriate tools, such as Org-mode.