It turns out the easy way to manage your time effectively is to unplug the internet. Although if I just unplugged the internet it is pretty guarenteed I would have it back on by the evening. Instead as luck would have it our modem has died and we are now awaiting the replacement.
It means for the next few days I have no internet access at home and I'm finding this is no bad thing. It may be more of a problem if I couldn't check my emails via my phone but as I can at least do this it solves that issue. So I now have three days off work and hope for a very productive three days. Alas I will miss the interactions I normally have but I can still manage some via my phone.
I'm not sure when we will have the internet back. I hope it's not too long as I already have the jitters. Needless to say I won't be doing any more posts until it's back up and running.