This goes against all the recommended advice - The Ultimate "Gulag" Method
The recent economic troubles have thrown me for a loop, the place I worked part time shut down (it was actually going to happen sooner or later). That threw me off though and recently I allowed things to get totally out of control again.
I was really in a tight spot with my primary work. Far behind and a major part of a project was due to be presented to my group. It was going to take a few solid weeks of work to catch up, not just one spurt of activity. Normally when I try that kind of dedication it turns into a procrastination fest, since I never want to start if I'm never going to be able to stop.
Solution? Remove all distractions. I rented a storage unit, took my Television, DVD collection, PS3, computer game discs, magazines, external hard drive with movies and stowed them all out of reach. On my computer I uninstalled all the games that come with windows and added every single website I procrastinate on to my hosts file (to block them): CNN.com, many different forums, slashdot and so on. On my Smartphone I removed all the games I had installed.
At this point, the only thing I could possibly do that was even mildly interesting was work. I know this isn't a long term solution, but I'm now back to a point where I no longer have to panic. Eventually of course this method will probably result in mental distrurbance or depression - all work and no play...
But if you're totally desperate and just really need to get stuff done, this is a workable stopgap (for me at least)!