I’m a big fan of experimenting with productivity, and I believe that over the past couple of semesters, I’ve found my own optimal working hours/conditions. I’m posting this because it’s one of my favourite techniques, and I am keen to share because I’ve heard the whole “ID students don’t have a life because we have too much work” excuse one too many times. Optimize your time and you’ll be a happier person.
Completely commit yourself to work on something for one hour. At the end of that hour, decide if you want to keep working, and if so, fully commit for another hour.
By doing this, you are forcing yourself to remain focused.
Once that hour is up, you can do whatever you want but during that hour you need to give 100% of your available energy to the task at hand.