Examine your animation work flow and improve your output. "Laser focus." Check out DJ Nicke's latest free tip from his Animation Salavation blog. DJ is based in Australia. It is important to note that 70% of your animating is done in the Foundation stages. But the final 30 % is what is going to drain your mental energy.
There are three phases of 3D animation where you should turn off the Internet, turn off your mobile phone, switch off from the shenanigans going on around you in the studio, turn off the music (but leave your earphones in), they are the: blocking, second pass blocking, and polish stages.
This focus is what is often referred to as the "Zone". The "Zone" is the place where true inspiration and genius is born. Work done in the "Zone" is what will make your reel stand out to a company, or your shot reach out to an audience.