9. Break your day into chunks.
Breaking your day into chunks helps you be the best you, as too much time spent doing one thing can cause you to lose focus, and interest. And if you're working on something you don't really want to do, it makes it easier because you only have to do it for a short while.
Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, is a master of this, as he sets his daily schedule in a way that doesn't keep him on the same task for very long. Here's what a "typical" day looked like for Tim a few years back:
Some important takeaways from Tim:
Now, look at your own day, figure out how you can break it into chunks, and determine what you need to do to spend your time doing what you want to do (as much as possible).
10. Theme your workdays (and week).
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square, managed both companies at the same time without getting overwhelmed. He did this by setting aside different tasks for different days of the week. Here's what it looked like:
This can give you the time you need to make headway in those particular areas...without putting your brain on overload.