Usually, scientists don’t do their research for the money, but because they are passionately curious and feel the drive to explore. This drive can often be sabotaged by the clutter of daily work life: doing paperwork, waiting for equipment/time slots/co-workers or getting assignments which not related to your project at all. The assumption for this workshop is that you like what you do. Therefore, the goal of this workshop is to identify ways and strategies that allow you to spend most of your time on doing what you like – and reduce the time you spend on doing ‘the rest’. In the course of the workshop, we will focus on how to get back to the essentials.