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I have mixed thoughts about this so I just jot them down. Don't put yourself down for using post it notes or whiteboards. It may be the most effective solution in your case. I have heard it said it takes 21 days for a new habit to harden into a regular routine. So, stick at it for 3 weeks and it will become second nature. This situation may speak volumes ...


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Yes - with GTD the point, as you mention, is to keep it all in one system. How it gets to that system is up to you! If you want to use paper sometimes, or whatever other methods, just put it in your routine to transfer it all to the main system.


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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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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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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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Guilt is a useless emotion, mainly because it is negative and will never stimulate you to do anything. (Although some people disagree). So your whole assumption (first paragraph) is invalid (and you seem to know that given your actual question at the end). If you want to accomplish anything the trick is to have a goal (and subgoals) that satisfy/inspire ...


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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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You may want to check out Mindfulness training. There's an emerging body of autism and mindfulness research you can look into. Some research claims Mindfulness seems to be an effective intervention reducing symptoms of depression, anxiety and distress in high functioning adults with autism.



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