Conversations move quickly. Thoughts move even faster. Unless you are highly focused, it’s easy to be distracted, especially if you’re staring at a computer screen with a broadband internet connection to boot. You can save energy (perhaps not time) by giving into the distractions, but do yourself a favor, as each one comes, remember what you were doing before you changed course. Once your curiosity is fed, go back to the thing you were doing last.
This one skill works wonders for conversation, productivity, and more.