There's nothing more frustrating than a day eaten up by meetings, with no time left to complete the action points from yesterday's day of meetings. This vicious cycle kills productivity - hours spent talking about doing work, and not having any time left to actually *do* any 'real' work!
It's time to take a step back and re-evaluate who really needs to be at these meetings, what you should be discussing, and how long they should go on for. Limit your meeting timings and be strict about running over. This will force you to cover what is necessary faced with a ticking clock.
Give it a try and remember you can say no if you feel you're not a useful addition to the meeting. You'll feel more productive in no time!
I like working with people and getting things done. But that is not the same as a meeting. Even social meetings with too many people can be annoying. But work meetings are the worst kinds of meetings. Nothing gets decided, everyone talks in circles and you end up cancelling half your day because you were stuck in that pointless meeting discussing things that had no outcome. Meetings are where indecision meets procrastination. All the important stuff happens outside the meeting. We all know that.