Got a conference call in 15 minutes and don’t want to start your next big project? Pick something on your list of things to do that can be accomplished quickly. Write a thank-you note to a new client. Add a new blog post. Skim through your latest industry newsletter. Keep a running list of ideas so you don’t waste those extra minutes. By being proactive with your time and keeping an updated to-do list, you’ll find yourself being more productive, and you’ll end your day on a positive note, knowing you’ve used your time wisely.