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 Learning Curve Bookmarks are a handy way to incorporate such planning into your regular diary entries.
(The product link above has been updated on 31.7.17 to replace the Financial Year Diary mentioned in the original post.)
I’m keen to give you Part 2 about that, but there’s a little way to go yet.