Do you have client meetings whenever your clients are available, shaping your life around their schedules? This might seem like the thing to do, but it actually makes your life chaotic and it makes you look less professional.

Don’t be afraid to have “meeting days”—maybe Mondays, or Mondays and Wednesdays. Maybe every day, but only between 10am and 2pm.

Create a schedule that suits you and politely, kindly inform your clients of your new availability. Remember: You don’t have to explain yourself; you are a professional, and you can call the shots.