So far I’m finding it easier for me to start on the G string at the 14th fret with an upstroke then down up on B at 15th fret then back up on G. Sounds counter intuitive but I’m picking it faster that way. Staying “inside” the 2 strings.
The way I think about it these days is I naturally let myself do what feels right. IF I cant play it to my expectations I slow it down and thinking about what I should do. A lot of times you self consciencely make the right choice. You just gotta also remember the techniques too. The better you memorize them the better your mind will make the better choice when needed.