While the ego requires a gentle stroking the mind needs time to process thought to action patterns. Well thought out ideas must be complete before movement. There are a host of things we can do at the same time if you want to call it multi-tasking, such as preparing breakfast as you're on the phone, folding clothes and watching t.v. Yes it's obvious many corporations and small offices around the globe tend to push getting more than one thing at a time done but usually this results in minor mistakes which can take a serious turn depending on the importance of the assignment.
Prioritize your day by importance and amount of time to accomplish the task. Reduce the habit of mass emailing when super busy because varying responses unless leading to the same conclusion may result in your main point being lost. More have opted to use Whatsapp in getting to there objective. Reaching within seconds someone needing to return to the office or last minute supply pick ups avoiding the hiccups in your day.
Calculate the expending of time. A two hour project can have the enormity of a month long effort if detailed information across time zones is at stake. If on the East coast and the deadlines are West coast driven you may have some time, however if the research is located in the West coast you are now working soley on their time frames for completion. Regarding time zones you must use courtesy over comfort. Early morning for you may be wee hours for your client or late night which is not a good thing despite the notion of it making you appear attentive.
Keep a positive energy space. Clients not accomodating to your way of doing things may cause a cramp in the style of chaos you try avoiding. The good thing is you can always retweek your agenda to maintain your flow. Know your limiitations so you don't crash at every unscheduled exit ramp and remember falling doesn't mean failing as long as you get up.
Until next time~