Those of you that do a lot of stuff like building links, coding, coming up with strategies, manage multiple sites, and maybe even have a job... I need some help. I have been reading a ton of productivity books, and all of them say to FOCUS and not multitask. Well, I can appreciate that. The most recent book I read was the 12 week year. Very good, recommend to all. Anyway, it talks about completing stuff and treating each day as a week, each week as a month and accomplishing a lot. My problem, however is not focus. My problem is not stopping. I need tips on how to stop and go on to something else. Like today I was analyzing some data. I was really focused, pushed everything aside to do it, but I didn't get anything routine done. I focus so hard that I literally don't eat, don't even think to stop to think is there something more pressing I need to do. Sometimes I am so focused many hours pass by and I don't even know it. Things that are repetitive that I NEED to do daily, I can't go for more than a day without forgetting because I get so caught up in a single task. I have tried using Outlook Calendars, alarms on my phone, using the action machine and Pomodoro type techniques, tangent logs. Every time a timer goes off the though that goes through my head is I need to finish this. Or I am nearing completion. Sometimes I attribute it to a gross error on estimation of time to completion, sometimes I take on something I think is going to be pretty quick but then all these ideas flood on how to improve it so I am coding them all. I think even some of the things I have tried could work if I could just get myself to stop for a few days. It's the old will power adage. I can do it for about a day (timing everything in outlook worked Monday), but then something comes up and I don't have faith anymore. I read in the 12 week month that you need to plan a day on paper because if it doesn't work on paper it won't work in the real world. Totally true. Planned Monday on Paper and stuck to it pretty good. Planned Tuesday on paper, got an interruption that was sort of urgent, went to work on that, took longer than I thought. It inspired another idea so I worked on it, that ended up taking all afternoon. Before I knew it nothing I planned got done, even though all those timers went off. Only what I got stuck with that day got done. I do this when coding new sites, observing analytics, doing keyword research, etc. Does anybody have suggestions on how to stop in the middle of something and get yourself to move to another task? This is killing me there are two things I can't get done now: 1. Anything that I want to do daily like write 2 articles for my BLOG. 2. Anything I don't get done that comes up today. For instance if I think of something today and write it down for tomorrow, chances are I will not ever get it done because I will never have time to go back to it. I am really looking for some good ideas here if anybody has any.