Start on Time
Obviously, it’s critical to show up to the office on time if you have a clock-watcher boss who is taking notes. But even if you work for yourself, keeping to a regular start time ensures that the day runs according to your schedule and that you aren’t in a frazzled state of mind. This means leaving ample time for your commute, coffee, etc. If you are the type of person who takes a little while to get going once in your office, consider sitting down a bit earlier.
A friend of mine takes a 30 minute yoga class every day before work. In my opinion, this is the perfect strategy to calm yourself sufficiently to give your job your full attention. Women in particular are not as good at separating home life and work life as men are. So if you find yourself rushing into work like a chicken with its head cut off, close your eyes and take some deep breaths before you turn on your computer.
For more tips, have a look at the full post on Intuit's Fast Track blog.