We are getting a little off topic but... I also start my brew day early so no sampling until everything is about done. I brew during the week so not too many people are around to distract me. We both were lucky enough to take early retirement.
Do have to plan ahead some depending on making a starter or not. On brew day I line up all the hop additions and anything else on a table. I put the hops in Solo cups with the addition times marked on them. A small digital timer sits next to them.
You can multi-task some stuff. While the HLT and MT are heating is a good time to crush the grains. While the kettle is getting up to a boil is a good time to sanitize fermenters and stuff. Do need to keep an eye on it of course.
For the newer brewer. Stay calm and have the instruction (if it is a kit) on hand. You can even stick Post Its to things to remind you what steps are next. It is easy to forget things so any little reminder is helpful. If everything is sanitary there aren't many mistakes you can make that will ruin the beer to the point it's not drinkable in the end. It may not come out to be what you intended but will be beer, good beer.