Just as the severity of a coffee spill seems to rise in correlation with the importance of your next meeting, distractions escalate when you need to focus most. If you simply can’t concentrate well in the office, wave the white flag and look for creative alternatives.
Can you borrow a conference room? Or make use of a nearby library? Some like working at home, although others find it even more distracting to be surrounded by dirty laundry, the leaky dishwasher and countless other household chores that still need to be finished. Choose your best option to accomplish your best work.