Try this experiment with me.
I did it, and I got much more done. My Creative Muse seemed to appreciate it too. I wonder if it’ll help you.
BE WARNED. Everything in you will itch at first, but stay with it.
Here it is: Postpone checking your email or going online until noon, for 2 weekdays in a row.
First Create: Get your most creative work done first. (Maybe after a cup of coffee.) Do stuff like idea generation, constructing a mission plan for your project, and the sorts of things that take more lateral thinking (vs. vertical analytical thinking…drill downward at one spot problem solving.)
Second Do: Get your 10 min “must do” stuff out of the way. You know the little things that pile up at work or home that take 10 minutes or less.
(If some of these must do things include going online or emailing…put it off until 10 or 11 a.m.)
Then, please report back.
I’m excited to hear what happened. It’ll be interesting to compare notes.