Maintaining focus and attention is a challenge for everyone in these distractingly connected, always-on days. I think it can be particularly so for those working alone. No office structure to bolster your resolve, only self-imposed deadlines to meet and a dread fear of disconnecting from the net and missing an all-important email. These all add to the lure of the endlessly fascinating blogs and news-wires which you simply must follow.
Tony Schwartz, on the HBR blog, offers a biological background and some strategies to take control, here.
I also captured an earlier post from Tony on my blog, here.