For me, today is all about focus.
As David Allen reminds us (you have read David Allen’s Getting Things Done, right?), you can really only have one first priority at a time. You CAN multi-task, but it comes at a cost.
So how do you deal with this? Focus.
Pick one thing.
Do it until it is done.
Do the next thing.
And now, on to the next thing.
If you want to read a little more deeply on this topic, here’s a paper written by Francis Heylighen and Clément Vidal, entitled “Getting Things Done: The Science behind Stress-Free Productivity.” Grab a copy and read it when you have some downtime.
In the meantime, focus. Pick the next thing. Do it until it is done.