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Never plan 100%. If you have 8 hours/day available to do the work, plan only 6. This way you have 25% 'slack time'. You are actually planning the interruptions. Is 25% enough? Measure how much extra time you need now, or how much of the work you don't do, and after a few weeks you will have a pretty good estimate of the percentage you can plan in.


We have a nice statement in the Slovenian language when this happens: "Ko clovek nacrtuje se zivljenje posmehuje" which means "When human plans things, life is laughing at you", So yeah I completely agree with the answer given by Alex Leonov Also you have nice software that will help you not to forget about things that matters most to you. I'm using ...


How to manage the spilled task within deadline? It's easy. You move it. Seriously, if the interruptions are happening at such scale that you can't keep up with your original plan, that means that either your original planning was too ambitious or you are not handling interruptions properly. Assuming that you do your best, it condenses to a plan. Now, ...

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