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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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Another way to think of this might be - how can StackExchange be incorporated into your productivity systems? For example, I am trying to get back into the habit of writing (after many years as a blogger, and then academic writing papers, I burnt out on writing for a while). I now am trying to build a tiny habit around writing a small amount each day. ...


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See my answer to How can i train my brain to overcome instant gratification?. In short, try visualizing the negative effects of giving in to the temptations. In addition, I strongly recommend you try Mindfulness training. There is clear evidence that mindfulness is related to less procrastination.


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IMO your question can be broken down into 3 parts: general information overload discipline how to handle important information and long articles Let's go through them one by one. information overload: You say that once you read your feeds for quite some time and then take a break, you can check them again and find other articles that you could read. I ...


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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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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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I used to fight procrastination, but then I realised it is my friend and I can use it. As it makes me leave tasks to the last moment, I now have an automatic deadline stopping me from spending too much time overdoing them.


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I know that feeling and it can be solved or mitigated: Renegociate your TODOs to make them more realistic. You have a long list of dreams and you didn't work at all on them. Sorry to tell you but extrapolating from past reasults it seems that you have to choose. Assume that you are a limited human as everybody and do not feel bad for that. Once that you ...


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Three different questions, I'll answer them at once because my advice will be short: use pomodoros to stay on task. Search for "pomodoro" on this site for details break down your goals into steps that are doable. Define what the next thing to do is in each project. Plan your time ahead, and leave room for unexpected things to do and breaks. After each ...



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