A Qur'aan teacher always advised her students to live by this Ayah:
وَعَجِلْتُ إِلَيْكَ رَبِّ لِتَرْضَىٰ
"And I hurried to You, my Lord, so that You'll be pleased."
[Taahaa, : 84]
She told them, "This Ayah is what moves me. When I hear the Adhaan and I'm in occupied and the middle of something, I remind myself of this Ayah and so i get up to pray."
"When my alarm goes off at 2am and i want to go back to sleep I remember: "And I hurried to You, my Lord, so you'll be pleased", and so i get up.
Her husband had the following arrangement with her: On his way home from work he'd call her so she'll get the food hot & ready, so he can come home and eat & sleep.
One day he asked her to make Mahshi (stuffed grape leaves) - very time consuming. You wrap many of them and put the pot of them on the stove to cook. She had 3 more to wrap then she had to put them on the stove to cook.
But the Adhaan came in...
So she left the 3 remaining grape-leaves (which would have taken her 5 mins) and went to pray. Her husband kept calling & calling her phone but there was no answer.
He came home and found her in Sujood and food not ready. He saw there were only 3 grape-leaves left. So he was upset & said, "You could have just finished them & put the pot to cook then pray!"
He went to her to discover she had died in her Sujood!
SubhaanAllaah, had she waited like any of us to "finish whats in her hand" she would have died in the kitchen! But a person dies upon what they lived on and by. And they are resurrected on what they died on.