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In short, deliberate practice is how you should aim to proceed learning. The context of what you're learning is critical. There is very little that's different between acting on logic & acting on instinct. It's probably more accurate to say that being deliberative/logical when taking an action is more time consuming, and being instinctual/intuitive is ...


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It all depends on how you define intuition. I read somewhere that intuition is about trusting your instincts and just going on doing with what you feel, instead of hyper-analyzing every situation. It's the same with saying that you feel like doing this thing first would be better than doing this other thing. And then again, to develop this instinct/sense ...


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I am in your exact situation - a software engineer with similar traits. I did go ahead and got the AD(H)D diagnosis, discovered by our daughter having the same diagnosis. The medical treatments can be quite effective in helping you to increase your attention span. However, remember meds don't teach skills, and you need skills to handle this!!!! I am only ...


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You may find that your decreased attention span and motivation is the symptom of a greater psychological "block" or problem such as anxiety or depression. Modern medicine is a beautiful thing! Get yourself to the doctor. It's a difficult but obtainable first step. From there, you'll be in good hands. This is the same issue I faced about 3.5 years ago, and ...


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First off, I think that checking in with a professional, such as a doctor (when was your last physical?), or a counselor/therapist is the best first step. Just print out this excellent post of yours and hand it to them :-) Maybe they'll prescribe something, but they should(!) also look at nutrition, caffeine, sleep, etc. On another front, I recently heard ...


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You have to "hear the silence" you have to understand that there is always around the life with you . The first thing to do is to stop chasing thoughts, and just listen to them from the side - later you realize their senselessness.


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A hobby is a great idea - especially if it is different from your normal daily routine. My work all day in front of a computer (consultant) so I deliberately pick hobbies that take me away from the computer. My current hobbies include: Whittling: love to get my hands in wood and see things take shape Stargazing: enjoying the night sky gets my mind off my ...


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Similar to Mindfulness Meditation, I practice a technique of relaxation with the intent to reach a state of "no-mind" as defined by the popular book The Power of Now. I let my mind wander for a little bit, to "play" so to speak, but after 10-ish minutes i try to quell my thoughts. When I catch myself thinking, I practice what the book recommends and just ...



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