The ability to get right back to what you were doing before is a skill.

A ‘skill’, by definition, is something you can develop.

Yes, stop and help others.

No – don’t let that stop you from helping yourself, by drifting away afterwards.

One thing I do that helps me with this is to prioritize everything I have to do tomorrow the night before.

Having done this, there is almost never a question as to what I should do first after the dust has settled.