If your goal is to exploit every opportunity to build up your 80m totals then you'll find yourself adjusting your daily schedule to be at the radio every sunset and every sunrise! (and a bunch of time in between as well)
Yup. Give up sleeping at night, and stock up on Red Bull.
As mentioned, spend all the time on 80 that you can during DX contests. I stayed up all night for them.
Expect to find more on CW than Phone.
Keep an eye out for DXpeditions that you may be able to work and if you can hear them, don't give up.
Don't stop working a more common entity until you have a QSL in hand for it.
Work a couple extra entities, don't stop once you get to 100 worked. I went to 105.
It's a MISERABLE band for chasing DX!
But it's a GREAT band for getting used to using your DSP to eek out a whisper!!