There are many moving parts involved in product delivery. Ideally, we never utilize developer shortcuts or compromises. And even when we knowingly take shortcuts, the intention is always to come back and clean this up eventually.
GitHub has a lot of tools for handling notifications. This doesn’t necessarily guarantee ease of use. It’s really easy to forget to return to an issue, or miss a pull request you were assigned to review.
When every day is “same same but different” as they say, it helps to rely on habits for staying on top of responsibilities. This way, we don’t slip into feeling reactive and stressed out with our workloads.