Having an inquisitive minds is a great thing but there can be a tenancy to be interested in too many things that you never learn something deeply enough. How do you stop the inquisitive monster in you mind and get on with just one thing?
I have been using a Kanban system to plan my study and added work in process (WIP) limits to manage the flow so my monster is tamed and I focus on one thing. Any future interests are quickly dropped into my backlog so my monster is satisfied that there is lots more to learn.
After a week of this Kanban design, I felt that something was missing between review and study. When I completed a study task there was not a clear set of tasks I could choose from which I new I wanted to study. I would end up looking at review tasks that I had not finished (or started) meaning more time planning rather than studying. As duplicating planning of study tasks is wasteful, I modified the board design to include a Ready to Study lane so I could quickly choose the next topic.
I renamed Study to Deep in Study to indicate that this was generally a bigger process and I would need to set aside more time. I reinforced the idea that deep in study was a bigger task by limiting the WIP to 2 tasks (I am allowing 2 tasks as I am still detoxing from multi-tasking for far too long).
Once I had completed a study task, the plan was to blog about that topic to help retain the knowledge I had gained. I found it useful to add yet another lane called Evaluating to help me review what I had learnt and had a better idea of what to blog about.