Schedule a “Meeting of one”
I’m not a fan of meetings, but there is one meeting I do love. I call it “a meeting of one.” This is a meeting you schedule with yourself. During this meeting, consider yourself off limits to the demands of others. Turn off your phone and, if you have a door, close it.
The goal is to consciously set aside time to move into deep work and a state of flow. If you have to put an important presentation together, or you need to solve a critical problem, schedule that “meeting of one” with yourself.