Web Worker Daily lists 5 ways you can get into a work mindset if you’re a terminal procrastinator (or even just easily distracted:)
Hereâ€™s a five step process for putting yourself in a productive mood. Modify it to suit your needs and temperament.
There’s mention of a couple of noise-generating apps that you can use to block out your surroundings - one of the best one’s I’ve found for Windows is Aire Freshener which can play a whole variety of sounds from running mountain streams to heartbeats to helicopters.
Unfortunately it doesn’t do much to freshen the River Aire where it passes my office, but at least it drowns out the open plan background noise…