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So almost all of your time is spent preparing executions? It possible for you to know beforehand what kind of tests will be run? Can you list 5-10 possible tests for a given project? In that case, you can start by preparing a lot of tests and let them run while you're not in office. This will let you work consistently without interuptions for waiting for ...


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As always, I recommend using.... Waaaait foor iiit... GTD :D You still don't have to multi-task. Keep in mind: To concentrate doesn't mean doing one task untill that entire project is done. You just have to break down your tasks into even smaller bits. Assuming you're familiar with gtd: You're going to have to become a world class task juggler. This means ...


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How old are you? If you're a teen or early 20's, what you're feeling is more common than you might think. The 20's really is the age where your character develops the most, and where you discover your limits. It takes a lot of work though, and you will fail. Don't fear failure, failure should be welcome as long as you tried to succeed. The fact that you are ...


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The majority of these situations can be solved by a mixture of planning, note taking and habit forming. If it is something you do regularly: This is where habit forming can be useful - you will need to start off consciously doing something every time but then it will become automatic. It helps if you always have a specific mental cue that triggers the ...


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Step 1: Positively reframe your goal on several logical levels. Highest level, vision/mission: I want to live my own life and do what I choose. Second level, abilities: I want to be able to make my own decisions, set up goals to myself, being masculine and influence others. Third level, behavior: I commit to achieving a specific set of goals I've ...


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I think one has to choose for himself/herself the goals he/she wants to achieve, be it short term goals or aims and ideals of the life he/she chooses to live. Thus, for that to actually happen, one has to take actions, which, if needed will change aforementioned doctrines, rules and norms. The idea here is to think independently, and to strongly believe that ...


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When you are controlled by the habbit instead of being able to control the habbit - it becomes addiction. It is similar to smoking or other chemical addictions. You need a systematic approach to get free from it. Generaly, it is important to do the following 3 things systematically: Self control Substitute Abstinence Here are the possible steps to ...


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Here's the best option: Delete your facebook account! Honestly, the best discipline comes from not being able to do what you don't want to want to do. Also, it's absolutely freeing. Otherwise, find a good blocker and turn it on while working. Leechblock is free and pretty good.


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You need a machine wide blocker. If the blocker isn't finely tuned, it blocks useful stuff and then you disable the blocker. RescueTime's paid version has fine tuning for machine wide blocking. Increase the cost of turning off the blocker. One possibility is editing the host file for sites that are completely useless. I set the domain names of distracting ...


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Full-disclosure: I AM sharing a product but also have a useful hack you can use regardless: One day, I realized that despite having 3 reminders set on my phone to “do pushups & take vitamins,” I STILL WASN’T DOING IT. So I did a little brainstorming and came up with a simple idea: I chose a goal I could do every day (e.g. push-ups, vitamins, ...


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You can't go immediately from non-productive to very productive. You'll have to learn and grow, there is not one trick that will help you, but there are 100's of them. Here are the ones I think will be most helpful: Start small. You're not very productive now, if you are a bit more productive in one month, that's very good. Imagine what that would mean in ...


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First, if your depression and OCD are confirmed diagnoses then you probably need a suitable treatment for them instead or in addition to general productivity tips. You aren't going to ask how to go to work despite of pneumonia for example, are you? Having said that, here are the general productivity tips for low energy people for starting their working day. ...


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Get counseling if possible or at least someone to talk to. Having someone to bounce of your thought IMO helps a lot with questioning unreasonable thoughts you might have. Seeing a professional counselor will also mean that you get access to medication which might help you. At times I was in a situation similar to yours (although not that severe), these are ...


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You are not alone Many succumb to this curse of viewing a chain of webpages and loosing focus on the activity in hand. This could be partial procrastination. This works for me personally. Use browser plug-ins like leechBlock to block unnecessary distraction Use a promodoro timer to schedule your undivided focus on a task. Reward yourself with some ...


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It is important to be able to switch between focused and diffused mode of thinking. What you describe seems like a diffused mode - freely wandering between many website without any measurable process. This mode is also useful for creativity or relaxation, but not for learning. Few tips to get you focused: Make notes of what you read. Write down every url ...



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