If given a choice, I rarely schedule work meetings in the morning.
And I get a little bit annoyed when people schedule meetings in the morning which I have to attend.
Because it cuts into the most productive time of the day.
When I start my day, I always make a list of things that I want to get done throughout the day. As the day goes on, I will usually add to that list, but it gives me something to work toward. If I’m working on one big thing, I’ll typically even break that down into smaller tasks, so that I can have a sense of achievement throughout the day.
But, what I’ve found is that if I put together a list of thirty items, the standard results is roughly as follows: