Self-discipline is hard. Try these three things to make your work more efficient every day.
* Get three things done before noon. Statistics show that the team ahead at half-time is more likely to win the game. Try to enjoy your lunch knowing that you achieved at least three things in the morning.
* Sequence for speed. Break projects into parts. Take on longer pieces at the beginning and make sure each subsequent part is shorter. If you leave the longest parts for last, you are more likely to run out of steam before the end of the day.
* Tackle similar tasks at the same time. The mind thrives on repetition. You can build momentum by taking on similar projects at the same time.
Adapted from “The Art of the Self-Imposed Deadline” by Steven DeMaio.