1. Daily brainstorm
Write down all the things you want to get done. Small things, big things, ideas, worries... This simple process keeps your mind clear.
2. Set priorities
Make decisions about everything you brainstormed. Do it, Delegate it, Dump it, Defer it.
3. Zone in and focus
Start a timer and work on ONE task – and only one task – until the timer goes off. Don’t do anything else! Mute your phone's ringer, close your door, avoid e-mail...
4. Take micro-breaks
Celebrate each accomplishment. Get out in nature, stretch, take a walk, take a nap...