Manage your energy – Understanding your own rhythms is one of the best ways to get a lot done in a normal work day. Like many people, I have most of my creative energy in the morning, so I never book appointments in the morning (except our weekly staff meeting). This time I use to write, study, research, and create.
Afternoons are when I’m at my creative lowest, so I use that time to have meetings, return email, write thank you cards, and clean my office.
The point is, you have to manage your energy wisely or you’ll find things that are low priority taking your best energy.