Some people plunge themselves into their work. They use their circumstances as an excuse not to deal with things as they come up – particularly “people situations.” Managing relationships is crucial. Avoid effective communication and dealing with relationships, and pretty soon there is a mini-crisis to deal with, and valuable time and energy is lost.
As far as possible try to bring any item with potential emotional after-effects to conclusion right then and there. The more things you deal with now, the less people challenges you will have to think about and work on later.