One of the best tools I have against distractions is self control. Actually that should have been capitalized; Self Control.
Self Control is free software for Macs that locks you out of whatever you decided to tell it to lock you out of. Just put it on your blacklist and you can't get into it even if you turn on and off your computer.
Anyone feel more productive before some agent/editor/author told you to get a 'platform'? These are the things that I lock myself out of. And when I say lock, you really are locked out of whatever you tell it to lock you out of. (Say, three hours without Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger.)
It is a life saver and it's FREE!
But I should remind people to donate to kind folks who share their talents for free. Call it Karma.
Anyone have a good suggestion for Window's users?