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We all have those mornings/days/weeks where we find ourselves context switching frequently: answering a message here, triaging an issue there, jumping into yet another Slack huddle.

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If you're anything like me, by the end of the day, you wonder where the time went (and if you got anything done at all). As engineering leaders, as our scope of influence grows, we're more likely to get pulled into ever-increasing directions, our calendars becoming neat little stacks of commitments. We can trim unnecessary meetings and block out dedicated focus time, but we can't outright eliminate periods of high-context switching. So, how do we make the most of these whirlwind blocks of time?

I've spent the last few years trialing a few different ways to sustainably maximize this time by balancing productivity with a bit of mindfulness. Come learn from my (many) mistakes, and hopefully we can all feel a bit less like a Dalí painting.