The 99 Percent has a great article up on conquering your tasks during the 9-5. Oddly enough these habits are pretty standard here at WORK. Thanks to Sarah Rapp and The 99 Percent, we have it all nice and neat to share with everyone else. Feel free to insert your morning snack of choice between steps one and two.
Step 1: Spend 30 minutes scanning email and responding to urgent items.
Step 2: Turn off email and other distractions. Focus for 2-3 hours on completing your “Most Important Task.”
Step 3: Take a lunch break away from your desk. Leaving your computer and recharging is the key to being productive after your MIT time.
Step 4: Devote the post-lunch day to taking care of ongoing tasks and other “reactionary work” that requires less mental stamina.
You can check the whole article out at The 99 Percent - http://the99percent.com/tips/6980/Lab-Rat-Do-Your-Most-Important-Task-First