Many lawyers deal daily with a subtle form of procrastination – working on “busywork” to avoid the important but intimidating jobs that they should be working on. This behavior creates a vicious cycle that causes stress which, often, leads to additional procrastination which, in turn, leads to more stress and, you guessed it, more procrastination.
“Life is a series of interruptions interrupted by interruptions” is a quote that we had always attributed to John Lennon, but that may be apocryphal.
Anyone who has …
People who are regularly bombarded with streams of email do not pay attention. Turn off all notifications that an email has arrived in order to structure your work and devote uninterrupted time to the important tasks of the day.