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Actually, this can be simple. Every action or task you have to do should be linked to something higher, a purpose, a long-term goal, an area of responsibility, etc. So if you have to do a boring or tough task you don't feel like, you need to stop thinking of the task itself and start thinking of the purpose it serves. Something like "This is not my favorite ...


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Some hopefully helpful tips: Ask yourself regularly (e.g. everytime you start a new exercise/chapter/work etc) these questions: What do I want to do now and why should I do it rather than some other thing ? Why am I not inclined to do it (or why would it be a bad idea to do it) and what can I do about it ? What will be the (short-term and long-term) ...


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Firstly make sure that the place where you do your work is comfortable and that you can minimize distractions. Not only can distractions prevent you from focusing in the first place but they can also cause interruptions in your flow once you've got going. To do this you can do things like turning off your phone, putting a do not disturb sign on your door, ...


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I personally prefer fast paced classes, but it can be 'too' fast sometimes. In such cases, it is important to interrupt the instructor with a question. If you are confident that you are one of the quicker ones in the class, you have a semi-obligation to do so, because if you didn't get it, many others might have not gotten it as well. The instructor needs ...


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Are you making notes? In that case you just note the disturbance/interruptions (in the margin, with a special mark in front, ...) for later consideration, and don't spend any more time on it in that moment. If you don't make notes, you can still quickly scribble something in the form of a 'to do', and then follow up later. The basic idea is: don't ...


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You are working for an abusive boss and from your symptoms, you appear to be heading for a mental breakdown. I do not know where you live and what the software job market is like there and your particular job prospects and skills. If I were you, I would seriously consider resigning. Also consider moving to another city where there are more jobs ...


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Strive for efficiency above thoroughness. You have limited brain capacity. If it helps, think of it as a currency; spend it wisely. The trick is finding a balance between learning all you can and all you need. Prioritize the things most valuable to your life/career/schooling/whatever and store them in your brain. The other stuff can be referenced as ...


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You've already got two answers that seem very good but I think the answer to your concern is rather simple: there's nothing to worry about. I myself like to question everything and understand everything. I strongly believe that learning as many things as possible is one of the best way to live your life. The topics might matter, although I'm not so sure ...


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You say that your boss want you to complete this project, and you still get distracted with other work. With the number you gave so far it looks like the deadline you gave will not work out. I don't know if you warned your boss about this (maybe you did not out of fear), but in my opinion he needs to know now. It seems not to bee uncommon for developers to ...



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