I know how easy it is to settle down to do some family history research and, 3 or 4 or 5 hours later, getting up from my desk and discovering that I have been working feaverishly and don't have much to show for it. I have allowed myself to wander around Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, Fold-3, and a dozen other sites collecting information without properly saving, labeling, citing or organizing any of it. I have gotten better over the years but it has been a struggle.
As we continue working as a group helping each other break down our brick walls, I thought you might gain some perspective on your research habits by reading an AncestralFindings.com article entitled, Don't Make These Eight Mistakes In Your Genealogy Research.
Good advice that I hope you will implement as part of your own genealogy journey.