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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 first piece of advice would be: make sure you take care of yourself. I have the same problem, and I found that my irritability correlates strongly with my lack of sleep. Whenever I had seven hours of sleep or less, even the most trivial things irritate me immensely. After a solid eight hours, I am much more relaxed. So: make sure you get enough sleep. ...


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It's hard to work on a big goal all the time. You don't have anything until you reach the final goal. There is a talk by Ray Bradbury, which may be of help. What's important for you there is this: The problem with novels is that you can spend a whole year writing one and it might not turn out well because you haven’t learned to write yet. But the best ...


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Here's the best option: Delete your facebook account! Honestly, the best discipline comes from not being able to do what you don't want to want to do. Also, it's absolutely freeing. Otherwise, find a good blocker and turn it on while working. Leechblock is free and pretty good.


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I am not a natural born programmer, but it is something that I have taught myself to tolerate and even enjoy at times. Here are a few things that helped me: 1.) find out which part of programming most interests you. "Programming" is such a large topic. Do you enjoy working with databases, creating web services? Then the "back-end" might be more your cup ...


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How to manage the spilled task within deadline? It's easy. You move it. Seriously, if the interruptions are happening at such scale that you can't keep up with your original plan, that means that either your original planning was too ambitious or you are not handling interruptions properly. Assuming that you do your best, it condenses to a plan. Now, ...


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When you are controlled by the habbit instead of being able to control the habbit - it becomes addiction. It is similar to smoking or other chemical addictions. You need a systematic approach to get free from it. Generaly, it is important to do the following 3 things systematically: Self control Substitute Abstinence Here are the possible steps to ...


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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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You need a machine wide blocker. If the blocker isn't finely tuned, it blocks useful stuff and then you disable the blocker. RescueTime's paid version has fine tuning for machine wide blocking. Increase the cost of turning off the blocker. One possibility is editing the host file for sites that are completely useless. I set the domain names of distracting ...


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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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Firstly make sure that the place where you do your work is comfortable and that you can minimize distractions. Not only can distractions prevent you from focusing in the first place but they can also cause interruptions in your flow once you've got going. To do this you can do things like turning off your phone, putting a do not disturb sign on your door, ...


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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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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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Never plan 100%. If you have 8 hours/day available to do the work, plan only 6. This way you have 25% 'slack time'. You are actually planning the interruptions. Is 25% enough? Measure how much extra time you need now, or how much of the work you don't do, and after a few weeks you will have a pretty good estimate of the percentage you can plan in.


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Give Mindfulness training a try. It has been documented to relieve its practitioners from anxiety, stress, and aggression. Mindfulness, in essence, is a meditation technique influenced by Buddhism. It will give you greater focus, less worries, better sleep and higher productivity. You will need regular training to get the results you want. 7 minutes per ...


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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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I dislike that part of your speech when you said "I feel like I'm too stupid to learn". NO YOU ARE NOT STUPID ! Please,Try be kind with yourself and avoid those Self-deprecating thoughts. You probably are not mediocre. Check this slides from a presentation about the impostor syndrome. And see this video, that's helps me a lot . Not knowing about a specific ...


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


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From my experience any commute commitment helps. As for example when I do work at home I often notice that I tend to procrastinate. What I found works great for me was commit for a walk to a library or a cafe shop. As it works inside the head 'I made myself to come here so I may as well do the actual work'


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Often we are creatures of habit and attempting to avoid something only causes us to increase the temptation of falling into that habit. This problem could be one of two basic things... These things are distracting you If you're sitting there and suddenly find yourself desiring to get in a round of your phone game and indulge it then procrastination is the ...


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The simple technique for that is called "reframing" and means rephrasing negative to positive. So "I'm not going to do those things" becomes "when I'm tempted to do those things I can easily switch back to important things" Of course this works better together with other well-known anti-procrastination tactics - pomodoro timer, gtd(ztd) task lists and ...


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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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As a passionate programmer I suggest for you to look at the amazing things that you can do with programming: Computer will folow your words, you are his master. The math is language of nature, but programming is language of the machine. If you start a company you only need a computer witch is like free ;) The programming tutorials are the bigest and all ...


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When it comes to programming we're on the same page, I am somewhat a starter in programming and often times I find myself feelings stupid too, thinking how on earth did people manage to learn it. I may not be an expert yet So my advice won't be technical but an advice that will keep you going. Don't give up. As Anthony Liccione said "Don't give up because ...


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Programing can be fun. Especially if you like Math and Languages - you are likely the type of person who can enjoy programming. But it can be very frustrating at times as well. The most important in making the new activity likeable is to achieve the so called Flow state - when tasks that you perform are hard enough to be interesting, but easy enough to be ...


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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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