So, I am having a really hard time with focus. I think a big part of it is that I work from home and live alone, and thus have very limited social interaction with real people. Almost all my interaction is electronic, and all the modes of communication can be very intrusive on a day to day basis.
To that end, I’m going to try and limit my distractions. I’ll check email on a schedule, and have turned the notification messages off. I’ve set my IRC client to only flag me if someone privmsgs me, and the IM client is out the door during working hours. I’m also going to limit my morning entertainment and reading to pre-8am, as that’s too easy a procrastination to succumb to. I’ll be working on a few other things as well, but will spare you those gory details.
Here’s hoping this actually helps.
I’m going to go back to the Running Room, too, and start doing run clubs on Sundays, because I am all cabin-fevery, and it’s not a good thing at all.