I hate the feeling that I am spending my whole day reacting to other peoples requests and problems, but this has become more and more of an issue since I moved into a new role last October. There’s not many free blocks of 30 minutes in my day. But spending 30 minutes to learn how to get more blocks of 30 minutes to do stuff in seemed to make sense.
I highly recommend anyone who feels like they are being bombarded with time-sucking requests from all directions to schedule themselves 30 minutes when they can sit uninterupted and watch this video:
It’s very well articulated and presented and will hopefully help you with both your productivity and your feeling that you have lost control of your days.