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Been there and suffered something similar. At this point your list is overwhelming. You won't feel motivated and surely will be procrasticating a lot. Your brain knows that the price for hard work is more hard work. If you spend a lot of time worring about task and very little about the task themselves some of my ideas might help: Move all tasks that you ...


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Some random ideas borrowed from various agile processes... Check in with your client/boss regularly and make sure that your purpose and goals are aligned. Communicate outcome visions and such. This includes resolving personal issues together, and not necessarily project specific. Make sure that you and your client/boss agree on the backlog of tasks and ...


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My perspective on this is that if a task doesn't have enough information to break it down into sub-tasks, don't try and break it down. You don't need to split everything into minute tasks, just go with logical units. If at a later date a task does seem to need dividing, do it then. Trying to rigidly fit tasks into a model is rarely ideal, because the real ...


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Nobody needs goals. It's just that if you say "I want to achieve X" you have defined a goal. And it's no use saying "I want to achieve X" if you are not prepared to do the work required to get there. Otherwise you could as well keep your mouth shut. And X either has a date, or you'd better set a date, otherwise you cannot plan the amount of work for each ...


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First, think about how to best use that 10 minute break. What is your priority - bathroom, eating, etc. Beyond that, get enough sleep. Think about what distracts you. Is there anything you can do like stretch during class?


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Things I've tried & Which seemed to work for me -> Before solving questions , read it at least twice or thrice . Sometimes question can be clear , but we might get confused in first reading ! Try to solve every question 2 times freshly from start ! Seems like waste of time ! Though it is not if you are fast , in a sense if you felt that question is ...


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I think you have made a very healthy first step by phrasing the problem so clearly and concisely. Realizing the precise problem is often the most difficult step. Don't take my advice at face value, I'm just a guy on the internet, but the following might help: Make this a project This is, at least in part, a compulsion. Just like gambling, drinking or ...


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It is important to come in well-prepared and rested, like Jeanne said above. Also, be engaged. Can you interact with teacher? Then do so! Asking questions helps you learn. Finally, use the breaks wisely.


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You need to bite the bullet and get going. There's no reason to throw away your valuable task list --- use it as basis for a personal backlog of things to do. Be sure to perform task triage so you prioritize the most important tasks. The Eisenhower matrix gives you good help: Then work your way through the backlog, adding new tasks as you go.


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The ultimate personal organization system is the one that works for you!


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You don't explain much of what your tasks include and how you feel about this or whether they are personal of professional matters. But I take it that you don't use your time well enough and/or avoid the tasks (this is normal and nothing to be ashamed of). The reason for this is unknown as you have not shed light on this. I will therefore go through many ...


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To complete a task requires an understanding of the nature of tasks. Nature: 1) not Urgent and not Important, 2) not Urgent and Important, 3) Urgent and not Important, 4) Urgent and Important The order of execution usually recommended is 4, 3, 2, 1. 3 and 3 can be shuffled as per your nature of work and stakeholders involved. In addition to this, ...


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Having faced the same issue here are some suggestions from my personal workflow : For day to day planning : In addition to all digital tools you can use two physical notebooks that you can take anywhere with you : TODO notebook and SPARE notebook the TODO notebook is for all the tasks that you have to complete within the day. Every morning you start ...


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The very short and precise answer for me could be to break the task in small manageable steps. And then pick the first manageable step and start working on it. Now the most important part is to forget about everything else. concentrate on the satisfaction at hand when you complete each sub task.


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Getting focus at home. Your room is likely to be the least convenient place to study. It probably is stuffed with things that can easily become a source of distraction, and - as far as I've understood - you're used to have a great part of your spare time in it. What should you do? Make your personal room a place where you can focus easily, remove the ...


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I don't believe there is an ultimate personal organisation system considering the fact that we are all unique. But nevertheless, I believe we can each find the right balance to make our personal organisation system ultimate. In highschool I won an award for my organisation skills and even at work I am still told I am good with those things everyday but I do ...


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Confidence... The way you see yourself on the inside is what people see on the outside. A few weeks ago I met a friend who told me I lost weight and I look so much better and healthier. The truth was, I gained weight, a few kilos but in my mind, since it is summer, I felt fit in my mind. I thought I lost weight too but when I weighed myself that evening, I ...


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Your list is making you unhappy, which is why people are recommending that you throw it away. These are people who care about you, they know you, and they probably have some insight into the things on your list. They may feel that you're placing too much emphasis on the things that you have listed. They want you to be free to enjoy life rather than ...


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If you don't know how to break down a task because you are not yet sure what will be involved without starting on it now, plan an exploratory/planning task. Don't do the rest of the planning until you are working on the exploratory/planning task. Leave your schedule flexible so that if the planning phase reveals more work than expected, you can still do it. ...


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It sounds as if you are a student, but this answer applies to all sorts of intellectual or creative work. Productivity guilt represents a very different problem if your work is physical or repetitive. For those sorts of jobs guilt helps a person get off their lazy butts and starts getting them doing what they are supposed to be doing. Traditional jobs tend ...


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My wife uses the Passion planner. It comes with a twist: it's not just about 'to do', it e.g. contains sections like This month's focus, People to see, Places to go, a Not to-do list, division into work and personal projects, Good things that happened, and it has two pages of monthly reflections/end of the month checklists, with questions like e.g. What ...


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I would not set up my computer to shut down automatically for several reasons. Even if you can set it up so that it does this only on workdays. The trouble starts when you deviate, for any reason, from your normal schedule. Maybe you are sick, or work at home today, or there is a holiday or you have some time of ... or many other reasons. If you are just ...


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Nobody can stay fully concentrated for 4 90 blocks with only 10 minutes in between. You need at least 15 minutes more per block. Since your school won't give them to you, you have to take it for yourself. Keep a clock on your desk, and at 30, 60 and 90 minutes, allow yourself to zone out. Take five minutes (really time it) and go for a mental walk. Try to ...


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Pomodoro is an excellent, tool, but as you have noticed, the length of time you can focus may depend on time of day, day of the week, what you did the previous evening, how heavy a lunch you ate etc. So why not start a diary, and track your attention span over a couple of weeks, marking in these points. You may find you have a predictable cycle. I know ...


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From my perspective, getting clear image what are "good" and "bad" results of my actions helps me to understand real dangerous and reduce my stress level. When I feel stressed I always exaggerate things, which automatically adding to my stress level. Looking at things "how they really are" helps to remove worries which are only coming from your head but ...


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Writing on paper appears to be the most comfortable method for you, either due to habit, or due to personal work style. GTD recommends you have just one system, but there is nothing wrong with paper being part of your system. It can be your Inbox (or "stage 1" of your inbox). Since the ultimate goal is to get things done, find the workflow that uses the ...


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If you think you should not be feeling guilty about not being productive, that's fine. If not being productive isn't bad then there's no reason whatsoever to feel guilty. Assuming you feel guilty because you are less productive than you should be. You should be aware of why you think you should be and make sure that it is a source that you're comfortable ...


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Don't get caught up in failing to plan just because there are unknowns. Part of addressing creativity problems is making sure you give them the necessary priority and set aside time. You make sure you can act first and then maybe do some planning later. When you plan for a dinner party you have to go on the premise that people will show up. If they don't, ...


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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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I'm using SMART goals only for my working tasks, and I have a special table to set them up and control the completion. I fill the new table every month. The table has 4 columns: 1 Column - Task description. Here I write what do I need to do. I always keep in mind SMART principles while doing that. 2 Column - Term. It's a due date of the task, cause all of ...



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