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Simone Writer(Integral Life Coach, PCC)answered(1/31/2013)First, plan wisely. Use a planner or calendar where you write down everything you need to accomplish and cross things off when you are done. To make sure that you don't get distracted by the internet or others, set an alarm and commit to not get off track until the alarm goes off. The tighter and more realistic your plan, the easier it is to stay on task.
Second, meditate. Meditation helps the "monkey mind" and increases concentration and focus. Often times we can't focus because we are either anxious about the future or stuck in what happened in the past, but unable to be in the present moment with whatever we have showing up for us. A good way to help with this is incorporating mindfulness exercises throughout the day and/or body work that anchors your attention in your body. Also, there are a few mobile apps that can help with integrating presence practice throughout the day, and you can check out books by Jon Kabat Zin and Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now) to introduce you to the concept.