Set goals and stick to them. Your goals are only as tangible as the planning you put into them. Staying organized and keeping on top of your progress will help you avoid distractions and obstacles that pop up along the way. Engaging your distractions and conquering them is a positive reinforcement for habits that will bring you to your future goals!
Try to make time to socialize. You should not sacrifice your social and family life for work, pain or anxiety. Getting a break to relax with people you like to be around can really do wonders for you. It can refresh and recharge you so that you can accomplish much more. You may even get some pointers while you're chatting with other people.