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Overcome running on autopilot mode Once your have figured out how to do something well enough, like catching the right bus to work, your brain likes to go on autopilot. After you have learned a habit you literally go through the motions in order to conserve mental energy and perhaps think about other things. That's probably why we come up with good ideas ...


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A general answer appropriate to all kinds of jobs is to find activities that improve your working environment, or add quality to your project, or improve your skills. Your project lead or manager should be able to give you guidance as to what would be most useful. If you're on your own to find useful things and need some ideas, here are some in no ...


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This happens with everybody. You just don't know about losses and embarrassments of other people, because nobody likes to speak about it. Stop thinking there is something wrong with you. I have once left a backpack with all my belongings except the wallet and the laptop in a train in a foreign country. After I realized I could still fly back, I suddenly ...


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I have lupus, and one of the major symptoms I struggle with is a dissociative condition called 'lupus fog'. For most of my life I have fought to keep track of things that should be with me -- wallets, pens, glasses, keys etc. To help with this, I use: Attachment devices -- keys attached to clothes via cord High visibility items -- a brightly coloured ...


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You're definitely not alone in this. I find routines are very helpful to avoid this sort of thing. My wallet is always in my front left pocket, phone in front right, keys in the watch pocket. Leaving the house in the morning there's a lot of patting to make sure what should be there is there. My brain seems to internalise it though, even without the patting, ...


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Working and being in school is difficult simultaneously, especially if you care about your job in any respect. The first thing I'd say is not to be too hard on yourself. You're in second year, so anyone who hired a developer in second year at school knows that you're still learning, so you will probably make silly mistakes and take more time than someone ...


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Eric Thomas is a brilliant example of this. He didn't finish secundary school. He was homeless. He got kicked out at home. Then he started to take his life seriously. He was the first person to finish secundary school in his family He went on to get a college degree, a masters degree and eventually a PHD He now makes over 10000 dollars an hour as a ...


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A very inspiring and impressive story is the one of Leo Babauta, which documented the change of his life in his blog http://www.zenhabits.net which became very famous. His central point is, that you have to change your habits to change your life. How to do that, he describes in his blog (see e.g. http://zenhabits.net/change/), and he also gives a lot of ...


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I'm using very simple principle for not to lost personal belongings: I place my valet, keys, badge etc. to very same place if I'm not using it. Main advantage of it - I always feel emptiness when something is missing. In other cases, try just think more about what you doing right now.



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