I find that if I take my laptop and work either at Starbucks or the local rec center, that I get a lot more done. The distractions actually help keep me focused.
Like, for instance I was registering 50 domain names earlier today. I could not get a thing done... however, when I got up and got out of the house I found that I had my list with me and was able to register them in about ten minutes. That is the biggest hurdle right there.
As a former hosting provider, this process is not new to me -- don't know why I was so stuck on stupid.
What do you do to get yourself motivated for the bigger tasks of the day?