The best thing I’ve stuck with is having an end of day ritual. Makes all the difference. Also makes me realize that if I want to leave at a decent time, I need to start that at 4:15 or so, and I’ve been doing that. Now I actually have an evening most nights to enjoy.
I’ve also stopped replying to every email if I can avoid it, to not have that snowball effect of emails. On a Saturday before Christmas, preparing for a pitch, 40 emails flew back and forth over a certain issue. (OMG.) I refrained from jumping into the melee and it actually worked itself out without me, so I was able to keep working without getting sidetracked. Priceless.
Oh and I’ve moved workspaces two more times since you last visited, so your de-cluttering tips were invaluable.
Leo Burnett Learner One Year After Training