First, I'd like to say that I don't get nearly as much done as I used to, though I still follow the same practice. Chalk it up to old age slowing me down.
My biggest advice to anyone is, don't procrastinate. If you have something that needs doing, do it. Get it over with.
Long ago, I realized that I liked the feeling I got when I accomplished a task.
So I don't forget what needs to be done or what I want to do, I make lists. I jot down what needs to be done right away and in another column I write what needs to be done eventually.
For example, what's been on my list for today and tomorrow, is write a program design. I've actually got it almost done--just waiting for more information for the people who want it.
I've done everything I wrote yesterday except start a newsletter that I need to work on.
On the side of tasks that need to be done--but not in any big hurry is writing blog posts for my upcoming blog tour for my next Rocky Bluff P.D. book. I have all the hosts lined up and two for the next to last day.
I've promised to write a hand-out about Income Tax deductions for writers for the next PSWA conference that doesn't happen until July. I'll probably work on it while doing my own income tax.
And I'm going to be doing the PSWA newsletter again, so will start on that fairly soon. Also on my list.
While all this is going on, I'll be working on my next book in the Deputy Tempe Crabtree series.
By evening, I'm not good for any mental work and usually watch a movie.
During the week, I also do the usual things like laundry, cooking, grocery shopping.
And once in awhile, hubby and I take off to see a movie in the theater and lunch out.
As you can see, I don't really have a mysterious formula--I just do it.