Get me to the church on time
Getting to church at least 10 minutes before Mass makes a huge difference. It gives your mind some time to dial down from the fast-paced activities that you came from. Having all your general preoccupations at the back of your head quite often distracts heavily, and since the Readings (Liturgy of the Word) happen close to the beginning, you are bound to lose out and pay less attention. Use the time before Mass to kneel and speak to God, from your heart. Offer to him all your joys and the challenges that you are facing, and you will find God speaking to you during the Eucharist.