schedule for the unexpectedHere’s some unsolicited advice:  You don’t want to schedule your weeks more than 80% full. You need to leave about 20% buffer because life happens. What I have discovered is that if you fully schedule your 40 hours, you’ll work close to 50 because other things come up that have to be done.

Try to leave 20% of each working day unscheduled so you have the flexibility to deal with stuff that surfaces. Overscheduling doesn’t allow you to flex with the unexpected– which is the one thing you can always expect.