In a perfect world you would be completely in the moment in every part of your life including, your business. The way you would manage your time, you also need to manage your thoughts. When your thoughts are scattered & your time poorly managed, you're never truly in the moment and you're constantly striving for success. Take these few simple steps to focus on being present.
FOCUS. ORGANIZE. SET GOALS.
Re-focus & take a breath. When you find your thoughts going a mile a minute, take a timeout and breath. Collect your thoughts and re-group.
Organize your tasks. Give yourself very specific tasks to work on and try not to let those tasks get interrupted. Give yourself a timeframe for each one. You'll have those daily tasks that are routine, but then those smaller tasks are the ones that need to be focused upon and not pushed aside. Try and time your tasks, if your alarm goes off before that task is done - keep moving on to the next. Definitely check out The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris. He goes into great detail on how to block your time, what you can do without in your life to keep productive and so much more.
Set realistic goals. Be specific about your goals, and create immediate realistic goals. We all strive to live a better life whether we're working on a business or a way of life. There are goals that you can see right in front of you and there are goals that are so far ahead you eventually lose sight of why you even had those goals. Those immediate, easy to accomplish goals are often the most rewarding and keep you present because you're not trying to figure out how to get there. Those small goals, they'll get you to that bigger better goal you've been striving for.
In the end, you're in control of your own thoughts. Being present means living moment by moment. Sit with your cup of coffee, a pen and notebook and focus on what you can do today. I firmly believe in Benjamin Franklin's words, "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Stop multitasking your thoughts and your daily activity just do what needs to be done, don't push aside tasks you think can get done later because they're easy. If your intention was to do those tasks today at 2pm, then do them today at 2pm!