Josh Davis, Ph.D., author of Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done has been written up at Forbes.com
Because cognitive, physical and emotional demands can be so devastating to your productivity when they go unmet, he advocates meeting them intelligently and within a timeframe that works, for your work.
When we finish one task it is an opportunity to be productive. If we act on autopilot, unaware of time and our surroundings, we are likely to gravitate to tasks that are easy or urgent. The next thing you know you’ve handled a bunch of emails, but an hour has ticked away and the big strategic initiative sits untended to. Davis suggests that we learn to identify decision moments, and to pause and reflect on our true priorities.