Imperfect Productivity Planning (IPP) - The Dash
I find that I accomplish a lot more when I take time every morning to lay out what I want to accomplish that day, and focus on each task for short consecutive dashes, separated by planned breaks. It's human nature to allow tasks to fill up any time we set for them, allowing procrastination, mind wandering, and distractions to cause a task to take much longer than necessary. By setting specific attainable goals and working towards them in short dashes, we can accomplish much more in a shorter amount of time.
Once a week, set, revisit, and revise your personal and professional goals: long term, medium, and short term. Are your daily activities in line with your current goals. Do either your goals or your time expenditures need to be adjusted to bring them into greater harmony?