While some aspects of your work and personal life may be beyond your control, it is important to maintain focus on those aspects that you do have power over. One important tip is to always make time for exercise. This may be tough to hear for people who are badly over-scheduled as it is, but ensuring you have some exercise time in your day can affect your ability to cope with the rest of your life in a big way. It will also make you feel better.

Another good tip is to turn off all the various alarms around you such as email alerts, notifications, etc. Anything that is not absolutely vital should be turned off.

Creative work should be done at the right time. Tasks that are interrupted can often take more than twenty minutes to be resumed properly, so finding a time when there are less distractions to do creative work can pay dividends in terms of productivity.