Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

“Untouchable Days have become my secret weapon to getting back on track. They’re how I complete my most creative and rewarding work. To share a rough comparison, on a day when I write between meetings, I’ll produce maybe 500 words a day. On an Untouchable Day, it’s not unusual for me to write 5,000 words. On these days, I’m 10 times more productive.”

This one resonated with me because I’ve also discovered a key to productivity is to block out days (or at least hours) where you ignore the rest of the world.

Harvard Business Review explains why you need an untouchable day every weekand explains how to ensure you have one — including scheduling them in your calendar 16 weeks (!) in advance.