When something pops up during my day that’s not urgent, I file it away in this system and don’t think about it again until its designated day. It takes a lot of work and determination to get better at life…but sometimes, staying focused and motivated is harder than we hope, and the day just slips away.Dr. to conquer your day, according to a neuroscientist. While it doesn’t have to be complicated, it does need to be intentional and tailored to your needs in order to help you have a more productive, successful day. “Good luck out there, my friends. (Photo: Getty)Being successful isn’t easy. For example, I might wake up one morning, check my file, and see that today’s task is to write a thank-you note to a friend.