If a friend asks me to take a coffee break or someone starts hovering at your desk as a sign they want to chat, I say – ‘gimme one sec’, get to a good stopping place, PLUS a little extra work on my next task. I simply dip the ink. If I’m writing an email, I’ll finish the one I’m doing – then I’ll start composing the first few lines of the next email. This way, when I come back – I avoid having to think about what to do next. It’s easier to dive back in and my work flow is less disrupted.
(Photo: Janos Balazs)