We know it's been tough for many of us who've been forced out of regular work areas and into less comfortable working environments with more distractions than ever. We love these workflow productivity hacks from Tim Ferriss to help stay on the right track:
Before starting your day, get a piece of paper (Post-It notes are great because they force you to get right to the point) and write down three to five things that are causing you the most stress. "They're often things that have been punted from one day's to-do list to the next, to the next, to the next, and so on."
Then go through each point and ask these two questions:
1. "If this were the only thing I accomplished today, would I be satisfied with my day?"
2. "Will moving this forward make all the other to-do's unimportant or easier to knock off later?"
Look over only the items for which you answered "yes" to at least one of the questions, pick **one** of them, and set aside two to three hours at some point in the day to complete this task. Choose only ONE task and ensure it gets done.
"If I have 10 important things to do in a day, it's 100% certain nothing important will get done that day," he says. "On the other hand, I can usually handle one must-do item and block out my lesser behaviors for two to three hours a day."
Check out his podcast here for more info.