Interruptions are common in all work environments, and, at some point, desirable. Also, we all experience the problem of losing track of where are we at in our flow when we get interrupted.
However, when I'm in The Flow™, interruptions sometimes feel like a splash of cold water, even when the other person is gently passing by. This leads to weird situations were my mind is confused for a while transitioning between my previous task and the new conversation, and the situation is really awkward. It is uncomfortable for this person, as they feel they're really bothering me when maybe they were just doing something I asked them to do, and it is uncomfortable for me as I (not on purpose) transmit that sensation of being put out of my place.
So, how do I improve my behavior when being interrupted?
Note: I think (not sure) the problem relies on the interruptions taking me away of my train of thought, and my immediate thinking when I get interrupted is I am loosing grip of what I'm thinking, which makes me anxious on not wanting to re-do my thinking work all over again. If that was true, then maybe the solution to this is a way to get back to the same point you were and recover that inspirational flow exactly where you left it. Is that possible?