Hakim al Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him) said,
‘Time can only be managed effectively by doing everything as scheduled and not being overwhelmed by indulgent kind and polite behavior (ikhlaq & murawwat).’
Ashraf us Sawanih as quoted in Zaad us Salikeen, page 757
That is, not following one’s schedule by trying to please and fulfill the non-urgent impositions of family, friends and others.
Sometimes overwhelming humility, politeness and kindness leads to this entrapment. (How insignificant I am? And how worthless my schedule is, as compared to pleasing a fellow Muslim?)