I wrote this blog a while back about what helps me stay productive and stop from getting overwhelmed or burnt out.
The keys for me are:
- Plan my day - pick out the things I want to get done and have them in a list so when I do get overwhelmed, I can just move on to the next thing on my list without overthinking.
- Use a timer - I set my timer for 60 mins, and then take a 15 min break (used to do 51/17). This breaks up my work and helps me stay focused while also giving me a chance to refresh.
- Use the breaks - step away from my desk, get some exercise or fresh air. Or sometimes browse Twitter on my phone on the couch.
What works for you?