Your biggest downtimes during the workday may be when you commute to and from work, when you're in airports, or other periods where you're waiting for something or spending time in transit. What could you do if you could harness that time and make it productive?
Look at your upcoming week. Identify the potential downtimes. Then, schedule things you can do during that time, like listening to an informative audio book in the car, catching up on email, or drafting a report on the train, for example. Call it "edge time" because it really can build a productive edge. When you're prepared for it, you can make the most of it--and get more done.