Your comments dovetail interestingly with a piece in the Sunday NYTimes on lack of bandwidth. Glad to know it’s not just me.

“By focusing on one immediate deadline, I neglect not only future deadlines but the mundane tasks of daily life that would normally take up next to no time or mental energy.”
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/13/no-clocking-out/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0