If you're familiar with the Ridiculously Efficient Track, Hack and Attack productivity strategy, you're probably aware of your "power hours," or the times of your day in which you're firing on all cylinders. To be productive at work, you must protect these periods fiercely by only using them for work.
For example, if you find that your energy, focus and creativity peak between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m., avoid scheduling conference calls, meetings, appointments or any other distractions during that period. Hide your phone. Close your email program. Shut your door or put on headphones. Optimize your environment for peak flow. Once you've eliminated distractions, supercharge your power hours by working in spurts.
How do you protect your power hours?