The most important tip: Be Realistic. Trying to create the perfect day schedule could turn quickly into a nightmare if you are too optimistic or self-demanding (I am!). Then, you get stressed, frustrated and of course, veeery tiredè You are Less Productive!
Forget about One-hour slot. Be Pragmatic. Make 2 lists the day before: a) Real available working time, once you have discounted the cooking, cleaning, kids’ hours... and b) Tasks/Work needed to be accomplished on the following day.
Danger of multitasking when you WFH. Be Focus. You have too many reasons to multitasking when you are teleworking: laundry, kids, friends’ calls, social media, Netflix, your worried mother… then, if you want to get tasks done and reduce your stress: please, do one thing at a time.
Don’t become obsessed with a tight schedule. Be Flexible and Creative. If you have kids you perfectly understand my point… but it is still not easy…Use short breaks to quickly answer your emails (short texts) and long breaks (be as isolated as you can) to produce work. Use also part of your weekend if needed: no more than 30% of it to avoid Groundhog Day syndrome.
Involve your family (physically or online) in your ‘nonwork/non-leisure activities. Be an Optimizer. Cook, tidy-up, do some sports with them. You will enjoy their presence sharing moments that will last forever.