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Have separate email addresses for business and personal use.
Unsubscribe from senders you can do without. Organize the emails you need to attend to. Delete the rest.
Check your emails only when you’re finished with the more important tasks. Limit your email time.
To focus on your work, do not allow intermittent phone calls. Rather request your colleagues to take messages.
Once you're done with your work, return earlier calls. Ask them about their concerns, take notes and confirm that you are attending to their requests.
When you call them back, always try to limit the phone conversation to less than three minutes.
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There are only 24 hrs in a day. You can fill it up with meaningless little tasks, or you can do the big stuff first, then the smaller stuff, and finally fill in the spare moments with the useless stuff.
Sit down tonight before you go to bed and write down the three most important tasks you have to get done tomorrow. In the morning, tackle them one by one in order of importance.