Athletes warm up their muscles before starting their real work, and so should creative thinkers. A good warm-up helps you practice basic skills, focus your mind and improve the work to come. In addition, taking 10 minutes to warm up allows you to separate your ideas from the plethora of ideas surrounding you.
I think there is a lot in this article to think about. Especially having un-interrupted time to be engrossed in the projects we are working on. I liked the 'scheduling' of meetings and calls to keep focused on the work.