Get educated about how to manage your time
Nobody fights a war by rushing into the field without a plan. Similarly, before you get into the tactics of productivity, you need an overarching strategy that’s informed by a conscious purpose. What do you want to achieve with your time, and why?
No doubt, you’ll need to put in some brainpower and soul-searching up front. But doing the plan before you do the work pays off.
The classic book on time management is Stephen Covey’s First Things First, which teaches you how to put the important ahead of the urgent, and how to tell the difference between the two.