Some nice advice from this SMH article:
Tip 1: start by getting information out, not taking information in:
”One big tip I recommend is to start the day with output instead of input … instead of taking in information – emails sent to you, favourite coffee, chats with co-workers – try getting work out. Otherwise the problem is you waste time, and by mid-morning you don’t feel like doing any more.”
Tip 2: Look at your calendar, not your email first:
“Set up your email system to start up in ”calendar” rather than ”inbox”. This will draw your attention to what you’re committed to doing rather than just absorbing new (and often unimportant) information.”
A few more tips n the article including switching off your email notifications … but you’ve done that already, right?