5. Eliminate Distractions
It’s hard to get any real work done when you keep turning your attention to what’s on television or you keep checking your friends Facebook status updates.
Assign yourself a period of time during which you turn off all distractions – such as music, television, and social networking sites – and use that time to focus all of your attention on the task at hand.
6. Reward Yourself
Once you have completed a task (or even a small portion of a larger task), it is important to reward yourself for your efforts.
Give yourself the opportunity to indulge in something that you find fun and enjoyable, whether it’s attending a sporting event, playing a video game, watching your favorite TV show, or looking at pictures on a social sharing site.