Navigate these without losing pace on your own plans, by diarising appointments with yourself to attend to projects and ongoing tasks. Then keep those appointments as though the person waiting for you is the most important, most demanding person in your circle! You don't want to kiss them off ;-)
My Everies Perpetual Financial Year Diary has some handy pages to help with this, but if you haven’t got that, use regular diary entries to stay focussed.
I’m keen to give you Part 2 about that, but there’s a little way to go yet.