Buried in distractions, it’s amazing how much time can melt away when you aren’t doing the hard work the world needs you to do. Calendars, journals, online tools, assistants and many other technologies will not do the hard work. Building a system can help, until building that system becomes another distraction.
Tomorrow get up and do the hard work. Move the distractions and the admin into another room. Set up a computer without email. Let the admin and distractions pile up instead of the hard work, and see if that doesn’t improve your level of satisfaction at the end of the day.