Do you have just 300 seconds to devote to marketing today? Take those 5 minutes to regain your composure.
What items on your to-do list are weighing on your mind? Have they actually been added to your to-do list? Sometimes the act of writing down your tasks and prioritizing them allows you free your mind to focus on the task at hand.
If you’re on your way home from Winter Institute, this might mean looking through those business cards you collected and adding action items to your to-do list. Did you promise a publisher a review? Publishers, did you promise a bookseller a galley? Add these to your list and attach a deadline. (And if you can delegate, even better.)
If you have more time today beyond the 300 seconds, just attack the list one item at a time… and don’t allow the daunting size of your to-do list to become a distraction.