1. Always make a “to do” list. If you put the days on it, then you can just copy whatever didn’t get done on Monday and paste it to Tuesday. Repeat.
2. Deadlines should be set and met. But it’s actually more of a challenge if you wait until the last possible minute to get started, then sprint across the finish line. What a rush! And completing even the most mundane tasks gives you a HUGE sense of accomplishment.
3. Surf the internet for inspiration. A lot. But remember, porn isn’t technically “inspiration” and shouldn’t be surfed on your work computer.
4. Work from home as often as possible.
5. Meetings are an amazingly useful tool for passing time without actually making any progress. The more meetings you can schedule in a week, the busier you are. 50% is a good starting point.
6. Be very familiar with your company’s policies and procedures, especially as it pertains to “vacation” and “sick leave.” Mental Health is as important as physical health, so you might be able to use a sick day to recharge your batteries. Game on.
7. It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.