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Your way of working is not sustainable. By accepting this amount of work you're signaling to your boss that the load is reasonable. If you continue this way you will probably end up exhausted. Start using Personal Kanban to limit the number of tasks in progress at any given time. Also start practicing Mindfulness to better cope with stress.


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Stress is generally a response to something. So for example, you might get stressed by deadlines because you're afraid of missing them, or worried about forgetting something, etc. By your description, this is a pretty big factor in your life, and it's probably worth getting to the bottom of what's causing it. But something that might help is get into the ...


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Sounds like you know what you want (this is good!), but not how to get what you want. You apparently have lack of free time after work. This may be an excuse (caused by your laziness perhaps?). I lump procrastination and laziness together; you become lazy because you procrastinate, and procrastinate because you become lazy. It's a vicious cycle. ...


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What if you are able to break down your goal into very small activities, so small that they overcome the challenges of energy, time and overall willpower? In my case, I have exactly the same impediments as you have, plus I have three young kids as well, I too, for the third year in a row haven't come close to my goals mid year but each year I have been able ...


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In my experience "laziness" and "procrastination" are code for something else -- exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed, whatever, and addressing whatever that is is probably your best first step. Maybe you actually have too little free time to do much more than eat and sleep. Maybe you have no idea how to get started. Maybe something else. Beating yourself up ...


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Surprised this answer hasn't been offered yet. Be present in the moment, here and now. Feel your physical presence. Right now, focus on breathing, focus on the physical sensation in your toes. Though it may seem slightly quirky it actually is very effective because it forces your brain to sweep your body from head to toe and get you very physically ...


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Binaural audio files are just normal compressed audio files, do not really have any hypnotic factors you're looking for. But to make sure my answer is at least a little useful to you, here is https://coffitivity.com/ where you can listen to the white noise background sound of a busy cafe, perhaps it would help you to be more creative.


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I took the course "Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation" from The Great Courses and found it was very helpful to walk you through the whole process of mindfulness. The instructor is very interesting and his approach is very practical if you are serious about improving your skills in this area. I am not associated with The Great Courses. ...


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There are numerous questions on this website that somehow involve the problem of being unable to focus. Usually Mindfulness training (a form of meditation) is to be recommended, because it is a way to regain focus that has been scientifically shown to be effective. With a couple of weeks of training, your situation is likely to improve. Please see the ...


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There are numerous questions on this website that somehow involve the problem of being unable to focus. Usually Mindfulness training (a form of meditation) is to be recommended, because it is a way to regain focus that has been scientifically shown to be effective. Please see the question What is Mindfulness training? for detailed information.


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The only way to not miss details is to write down what you need to do, step by step. There is a reason pilots have checklists: if you just wing it you might be fine 9 times out of 10, but that one time could be catastrophic. For research, there is usually not a fixed list that you can reuse over and over, so the most efficient solution, in my experience, is ...


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What is it? In a nutshell, Mindfulness training is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment, accepting it without judgment. It is a form of meditation inspired by Buddhism, with an emerging scientific foundation in medicine. Sometimes the concept is confused with relaxation techniques. It is not something you do when you ...



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