Have you ever started doing some work and then a mail notification comes in and it looks important so you click on it. Or you have just started something important and the phone rings and you have to answer the phone right! Right? Erm no, actually very wrong!
It is rare for interruptions to be important, or rather to be as important as we perceive them to be. Interruptions are usually little more than an opportunity to prevaricate a bit and stop doing what we need to be doing. And when I say “need” to be doing that is exactly what I mean, the most important thing at this moment in time.