Lorenzo L Pesce, thanks for the question. I think the reality is that not everyone can follow the same schedule. We all have demands on our time.
Sometimes it is good to play devils advocate and see if there actually is another way to do the things you do on a daily basis. Have you ever asked to work from home 1 day a week so you can focus on admin home things? Have you ever sent a memo to those people emailing you and letting them know that you will be focusing on deep work for 3 hours everyday during a certain period?
Success in our new age will be defined by those people who master deep work. Who challenge the status quo of the way “things are” and blaze new trails for the way things might, just possibly be?
But at the end of the day, it all comes down to priorities and perception.
I assume no one forced you to do the work you do or take the job you took. Those were your decisions and sometimes you have to just intentionally tell yourself that it is okay to be extremely busy for a certain point.
The difference comes with intentionality, though. Make sure you know why you are doing each task during the day. Try it for one day — before you do each separate task at work, ask yourself, why am I doing this? What is the outcome I want to see? Is it absolute necessary to being productive today?
Also, I recommend picking up Peter Druckers — Effective Executive. It helped me tremendously.