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Because your post doesn't lay out anything you've tried I'm assuming you're just starting to improve this aspect of your work life. I'll make some suggestions that I don't see elsewhere in this thread, and I hope they are helpful. Journal This, IMHO, is the most important habit you can form. I say this because when we are reacting to our work load we don'...


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One of the things that can result in feelings of "burnout" is a lack of balance in your life. If you focus too much energy in one area of life (e.g. intellectual work) and neglect others (e.g. taking care of your health) then that can degrade both your performance and motivation. The solution is to reverse the trend. Think about the areas of life that you'...


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I agree with Jan Doggen's comment that it's probably time for a medical checkup. Then, I'd suggest you speak with a mental health professional. What you are describing could be a number of physical or mental conditions that can easily wreck your work and personal life. Bear in mind that this will be a journey and not a destination. You can't really expect a ...


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Both worldviews are wrong: There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything,” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.” Either way, nothing happens. – Yvon Chouinard You should be optimistic about your ability to do the hard work of achieving ...


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I was a sleep therapist once and he suggested that I find someone I didn't like (in my case at the time it was my brother haha) and tell them I was going to give them money ($10, $20, whatever) if I'm not awake by X o'clock. They will be motivated to check if you're awake by that time and you'll be motivated not to give them your money. Also seconding what ...


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I found http://pomodorotechnique.com/ very helpful. Many psychological experiments have validated the effectiveness of this technique. There are also many online and mobile apps like http://tomato-timer.com/ or http://www.cnet.com/products/pomodoro-timer-ios/#! that facilitate using the technique.



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