Some days (or weeks or months), you just have to push through a ton of work. Here's a strategy that could help you keep your sanity during those times.
William Harris writes on Fast Company about how he gets through 80- or 100-hour workweeks, sometimes working from 8 am to 2 am or later Monday through Saturday:
The first stage in the morning is doing simple tasks as a warmup. The second stage, from noon to 5:30, is for more complex tasks -- and coffee. After a quick dinner, it's back to mindless tasks, followed by, again, the challenging work. And then after midnight, try brainstorming and other creative tasks.
The image above is by Nathan Peck and might be a good reminder to pace yourself when you've got long days ahead of you. Of course, if you could avoid working long hours, do so. You'll be healthier, happier, and probably more productive.
For more explanation of these five stages, head to the article below.