Here is something I do all the time, especially when I have a lott of things to get done:
The night before or first thing in the morning:
Get a piece of paper, get a calendar, get a white board, get something you can WRITE on!
Make a list of all the tings you need to get done that day.
Group anything that is similar (ex. making reservations for travel: car, plane , hotel)
Next to each thing, give yourself an hour. Block out an hour of time. Write down the time (ex noon-1pm)
Make sure you schedule lunch and dinner breaks and if you have to, schedule 15 min breaks every couple of hours.
Then either get an old fashioned timer, or the timer function on your watch or phone and start.
Only Focus on that task during that hour.
If the time goes off and you aren’t done, access where you are in the process and if you need more time, then add time and push everything back according to the added time. (ex- you need one more half hour, just adjust the times accordingly.)
if you finish early, then you can start the next project (and adjust the times) or take a break.
See how this system works for you! Are you completing tasks? Does your speed or pacing change knowing you have an hour?
I love it! Now I can approximate how long each task will take and schedule more accurately!
Try it !!!