Creative professionals across the spectrum will agree that spending time away from your desk is essential for maintaining balance and staying energised. Here’s a tip to help install some good habits.
Set “away from desk” hours in your calendar. Ban yourself from your desk during that time.
Limiting the amount of time you can spend face down in your work will force you to focus on the task at hand, and not just float around the internet waiting for clients to email you back. It will also help you wrap up for the day and get a good night sleep.
Whatever your preferred hours of working, stick to them and defend them. Don’t let other people clutter up your most productive hours, and don’t try and trick yourself by half-working for 24 hours a day.