First, I work from my to do list and pick out the things I am dreading most to do. Put that project to the side until the afternoon. My power hours usually take place somewhere between after lunch and 4pm. Then, all the distractions go away...g-chat gets turned off, phone goes to voice mail and cellphone goes in the handbag away from my sight (basically on airplane mode). If where I am working is a too loud and busy, it helps to put on headphones on with cool tunes. Just focusing on those few things makes the rest of the day a little less chaotic and stress-free. It really is amazing the amount of work you can get done in just one hour. Try it!
How do you focus on work?