Great written Darius! You always inspire me! I love reading information that is from personal experience. I am starting to feel more confident and prepared for the future. My system for living an productive life is dynamic..
But basically I use a calendar to plan my day with some checklists, and a time tracker to truly see how much time I spend on activities. It is not easy to follow this approach because if I miss one or two tasks, everything stacks up and I panic. One solution I have come up with is to plan only 2 days upfront, so that I can easily modify the plan.