A better use of your time will aid productivity and peace of mind.
1. Know when you work best. Most people are more productive at certain times of the day than others. Tackle challenging tasks during those hours.
2. Don’t constantly check your blackberry or email. Ignore calls and emails when you are working on projects. If you get distracted all the time it’s hard to get anything accomplished. (This is the tough one for me!)
3. Set deadlines so work doesn’t stack up and overwhelm. Give yourself a time limit to complete a task or assignment. It’s better to have a good–even adequate–job in on time than the most superlative job arrive too late to have an impact on the issue at hand.