Watch this before you start work

There's a whole load of genuine research behind these ideas. One thing I've done consistently since I worked on the Nokia project back at the beginning of the year has been designing my day in exactly this way.

I'm very time-constrained on two of my working days a week, with pretty hard start and end points based on nursery drop off and pick up for Hazel. I was completely unaware of how much I relied on being able to let my work expand into the evening to be productive prior to Hazel going to nursery. Designing my day has enabled me to be so much more productive in those tight, constrained windows of work - and then enjoy playing with my daughter, guilt-free in the early evening.

Designing your day isn't just about designing the working parts of it…