You’ll won’t like reading and sending e-mail as the week begins, but stay focused if you don’t want to fall behind. Cut to the chase—on e-mail, in person, or on the phone—and cut the distractions. Midweek brings a bounty of new ideas along with the energy to put them into action. Unfortunately, you’ll be inspired to direct that energy outside of work entirely. Don’t despair. The weekend is on the way. In fact, consider calling in a personal day on Friday. You’ll need an extra day as others continue to make unreasonable demands on you.