Schedule a “MAD” Day
MAD Days are common within the creative industries and they mean “Massive Action Day”. This is a day that is set aside in advance with several hours dedicated to some seriously productive working. Try to get your schedule set in advance to set aside some time that you are able to switch off your phone, and email and focus on those tedious tasks which are hovering in the background.
Backlog of paperwork, following up sales leads, invoicing, bookkeeping are all examples of things which can mount up in the background. By taking a day to focus on clearing your backlog (if you have one) will relief you of doing this in small chunks over a longer period of time. This extra time you gain can then be used to growing your business.