A lot of illustrators and designers work from home, having their offices and small workspaces too close to time consumers like television, food, pets, etc. This is occationally a problem for me, but I've become better at avoiding these distractions. But lately I came across a time saving concept called the Pomodoro Technique. I haven't actually tried it yet but if someone has please add a comment and tell me if it really works. It sounds like a good idea and I'll definitely try it out sometime. And it's completely free to download which is always a good thing. So have a look and this might help you save a lot of time that you can use for more important things.
Here's the basic gist of the technique: