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Visualization and imagination are wonderful things. But to improve them, the real key (correct me if I am wrong) is getting exposure to similar things, to things you can connect with. What I mean is simple: being able to solve problems in your head involves so many things. Understand the problem you are trying to solve First you have to understand the ...


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I find there are three major drives in life: Survival Greed Ambition Survival is a very powerful motivator, but you actually have to suffer to get it. You can try selling all your belongings and trick yourself into survival mode, if you dare. Greed, while it has a negative connotation, is not always bad. We're greedy when we want more than we need. This ...


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Listen to Brian Tracy and you will find the cure. Buy it and listen to it many time and try to stick on something ...you need to know that rest is a part of work and there is a technique to manage rest during work it's called pomodoro http://pomodorotechnique.com (or search on this stack exchange site for "pomodoro" since this method comes up a lot).


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People will probably give you quick techniques that don't last and I guess since you are going to school this upcoming fall semester I will just give you the long lasting technique that will take you throughout college. Almost every course is difficult once you perceive as difficult. If it is difficult in your head it will be difficult no matter what you do. ...


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You can't make an insight come, but you can put your brain into the state that significantly stimulates insight: According to Mark Beeman, we notice insights when the general brain activity level is low. Insights need a quiet mind, and here Mindfulness training should do wonders for you. You may have to "let go of the problem" to reduce the brain ...


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This issue is common in studying. Gruber's answer provides links to why the brain need breaks and he provides links to mindfulness training. I believe Focus and attention span in human beings are also skills. Even Studying is a skill, not everyone knows how to study effectively. First an foremost, before I begin, I want to tell you that you are fine and ...


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As I understand your question, incoming emails are distributed to all support group members. If your company uses MS Exchange, use a shared mailbox instead. It provides one mail adress and a shared mailbox. Everybody in the support group gets permission on that mailbox. You then can use e.g. categories to mark who works on which mail. Or edit the subject ...


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Rest is important for the brain's ability to learn, research says. Breaks are essential. That said, to reduce the length of resting periods I suggest you begin Mindfulness training. There is a growing body of scientific evidence that such training improves learning capacity and cognitive functions (such as reading comprehension). For instance, see Mrazek et ...


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When I read your post I was struck by the fact that you're essentially asking for some sort of magic trick to make you motivated. The problem isn't that you need a secret technique for success, you're asking for the wrong thing! Consider the example you gave: You're in bed and your mind is churning from the idea trapped within it, threatening to burst ...


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I've been there myself, and I understand just how frustrating it can get! The best way I've found to mitigate this is two fold: 1.) Have a clear end-state in mind BEFORE starting a task. This includes what particular sub tasks that are involved. This tends to keep me moving on the overarching scheme of things. If I notice myself wandering or dwelling, I ...


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Don't think too much. Just make a list of Goals you wan't to accomplish. Start on the most important Goal/Task and break it into sub-goals/sub-tasks. Then complete a sub-task everyday...until you finish the task 100 percent. Cross out the finished task in the list and feel the satisfaction that follows. The more you will think, the more you will get ...



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