By scheduling what you have to do and when you have to do it, you hold yourself accountable.

Scheduling your time out on a spreadsheet is a great strategy. It allows you to see your day, even your week, all at once and decide where to put your time.

Don’t only focus on time, though: Think energy.

When are you the most productive? Most alert? When are you likely to be alone? The amount of focus, dedication, and energy you put into a project is even more important than how much time you put in, so keep that in mind.