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No two things can occupy the same space at the same time. When you have something to replace watching movies, you will not be watching movies. Unless you find something else to do, something more worthwhile and available, you'll always be going back to watching movies. To break a habit, you must replace it with a new habit. What is your habit before you ...


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You can find more ways to become productive. Create your own 7 day personal projects. These are activities related to your future plants that you can start working on now. I believe seven days is something that you can sustain. Find places where you can volunteer. Finding significant things to do will help you become more creative and see opportunities you ...


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The antidote to lazy day is action. How to do this: Do something, not matter how small, that will make you stand and move. Then do another thing. Then another thing. Until your day becomes a productive day. Most people go through this phase. Even I, who conduct productivity seminars, still find myself some days too lazy to do some things. But if we ...


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In my house, you will find post it notes on my creativity room. They are categorized into three. To Do. Where I put everything I have to do within a day first. I cannot do everything, but I must place what I felt I must do so that I will not forget them. Doing Then I will transfer six of the post it notes to the under doing. I write the amount of time I ...


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My simple answer: decide to practice regular exercise. How to do it: Start small. Create tiny habits that will help you start again. Attach a new tiny habit to whatever you do everyday. Enrolling in a gym might be a big step for you now, most specially if there is not habit linked to it. You will be forcing yourself too hard. But you can always walk ...


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@OmegaSQU4RED... What a great job you have done in identifying your challenges that you have experienced so far in your life and academic career. If you can translate these challenges into a "need statements" then it will be easier to focus on finding solutions to help overcome your challenges. I think the most important thing is to consider all of your ...


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You may want to check out Mindfulness training. There's an emerging body of autism and mindfulness research you can look into. Some research claims Mindfulness seems to be an effective intervention reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety and distress in high functioning adults with autism.


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You can spend a lot of time analyzing and figuring out triggers and ways in terms of psychology and self help books etc. Here's a simple thing that worked for me. Eliminate things that can cause excuses to happen. Examples of what I faced in the same area: Gym - No time, too far, it's raining, lazy, get dressed, drive, traffic Travel - Cant find ...


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You are exhibiting some of the classic signs of negative thinking. You're not alone: some of the most driven, creative and talented people struggled tremendously with their inner critic. Basically, your situation is not hopeless, it isn't even bad, it is very good considering. Unfortunately, you have developed an observational bias that doesn't allow you to ...


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A few things come to mind. Discuss the approach together. Since this is a team question, let's try to focus on that aspect. Discuss together what the problem is, that you're lacking motivation, and how you're going to fix it together. Focus on how to get motivated. Divide and Conquer. Right now, you're not motivated, because the problem is too big. Break ...


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All of the high achievers were high risk takers at least at some points. All the most brutal loosers were the same as well. Now, the amount of risk you could take depends on the ambition level and your own sustainability. You want a job with 20% better salary - of course, wait for the offer. You want to start own business - most likely you'll have to quit ...


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I will put in a few things I learnt from reading books. Pick which suits you. I will give some examples to help you understand the concept better. B=MAT, B=Behaviour, M=Motivation, A=Ability, T=Trigger. So you need a behavioural change here. That is to workout regularly. Motivation for you then, maybe because you have friends who would appreciate your ...


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Maybe Calvin's answer could have been a bit more elaborate, but I think you should consider meditation more seriously. Meditation is not just a pseudoscience practised by far away monks, as most people appear to think. It is subject of serious research by serious neuroscientists (as sample, see for example this recent article in Nature). I will not try to ...


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To be honest, your story is a tradegy. But I want to tell you are doing your PhD. So, you are an extra ordinary person which ordinary people can't even think what you are really capable with. I think, all what you have to focus is, completing your PhD. No matter what others say, leave them aside and walk towards to your goal. Don't worry about your ...



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