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Many of us have very well laid-out to-do lists any daily plans. However, they do not reflect the reality of our everyday working life.
We will always be interrupted. If our mindset is to accept that we will always have interruptions and surprises, we will be less frustrated when they happen.
We let our planning focus on the tasks associated with the job. But we don't take into account all the aspects of our job.
Interacting with people can be part of the broader scope of your job. It means that interruptions are not actually non-productive aspects. They are actions that should get folded into the plan for each day.
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