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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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The first thing to consider is the priority of the assignments. If it is required to pass the course, then it is of higher priority. If it is worth a lot of marks, the assignment should be prioritized as well. The second thing to consider is the difficulty. If you have similarly prioritized assignments, I would choose the easier ones first. This way ...


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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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Please watch the talk Study Less, Study Smart by Dr. Marty Lobdell. It will help you a lot. To sum up the talk in a few points: Start studying early. Your brain can only handle a few concepts at a time. It takes time for the concepts to sink in. Don't keep everything for the last moment. Take breaks every 25 minutes. The human attention span lasts ...


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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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To overcome your embarrassment of what other people think about you first you need to ask yourself what are the reasons that makes you feel embarrassed, there may be many ways to overcome that, but without knowing the internal core of your thoughts you may not be able to use those tools productively. The second question you need to ask yourself is why it ...


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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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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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A less radical option than deleting your account and easier than improving your self control can be simply leaving the facebook password at home. Choose a password that is impossible for you to remember and leave it at home. That way is impossible for you to check it at work. I would recommend using a password manager (e.g. Keepassx), since keeping ...


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Another option is to use Time Doctor. It is proactive in eliminating these types of distractions. It doesn't really block them but it gives you these warnings. Blocking these sites will only intensify the desire. A little nudge like this can be a good reminder and will eventually build the habit of focus and discipline. I hope that helps you. It was a ...


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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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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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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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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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I take a "what's the worst that can happen" approach to my feelings of embarrassment. I had to develop this approach due to my desire to be successful in a career of sales. Take these examples as further explanation: What's the worst that could happen if: - you have to make a public speech - you have to tell someone about a poor decision you made - you've ...


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Spend more time thinking about what YOU want to do with your life, and spend less time thinking about what others do, it won't change over night, but that's the best way in the long term.


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Determine what you are really seeking - perhaps it is to be the best at a certain skill, but it could also be to gain recognition from others. It could be both. To be the best, don't make it your motive to "be better than the other person", because there will always be another better person, you just haven't discovered them yet, and you will always be ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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