Finding balance and focus is difficult when working with multiple clients on different types of projects. I discovered long ago that it was helpful to give my week a rough sketch of what I’m doing and when. I do this with time blocks, a very generic example is displayed in the image below. By listening to my internal clock and choosing tasks for when my brain is able to best perform them, I’ve increased my productivity and happiness.
Sometimes deadlines change everything, but with a rough idea the shape of my week, I can focus on what needs to be done, and don’t feel shackled by doing the same thing all day every day. That is important to avoid burn-out and to bring balance to my life.