5. Master Time Management
Clear at least an hour a day to focus on projects and action items. Kreamer suggests tracking your time for a week to get a better sense of how long certain tasks take before you begin scheduling this way.
Breaking up large projects into smaller steps and scheduling time in the day for each can make short work of large assignments.
The majority of people who do plan, plan only for meetings and appointments --not for the work to be done in between. "They create a to-do list and never plan to do it. Thus, the to-do list becomes an avoidance list," Kreamer says.