When you have a busy schedule, it's hard to focus in on your work without worrying about distractions. When you've set aside large chunks of time to work on a specific project, creativity web site 99u suggests you incorporate a set of rules into your schedule to keep yourself on track.
When you're working on creative projects, it's really easy to drift off and do other things. Instead of simply blocking out a chunk of time to work, 99u suggests you include rules too:
The rules should describe what is NOT allowed during creative work. For example, I have a strict ban on email during creative blocks.
It's a simple idea, but it works well because it doesn't force you to draw on your willpower all day long. Head over to 99u for a few more ideas to getting those creative projects scheduled in and finished up.