Yes! We live in a demanding and distracting world. Being productive can sometimes be a real challenge and it may feel like an impossible feat.
I may suggest three ways to contain this challenge:
- Keep one to-do list: Include everything you want or need to do in one place Writing it down helps get it off your mind and leaves you free to focus on the urgent task at hand.
- Take up the most important thing first: Before you leave the work in the evening, decide what one thing you need to accomplish the next day. Do it first thing in the morning, when you are likely to have the most energy and fewest distraction.
- Decide time for non-urgent things: It is easy to get caught up in the pressing issues of the day. Block off time in your calender to do things that would otherwise get squeezed out, liking writing, thinking creatively, or building relationships.