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You are working for an abusive boss and from your symptoms, you appear to be heading for a mental breakdown. I do not know where you live and what the software job market is like there and your particular job prospects and skills. If I were you, I would seriously consider resigning. Also consider moving to another city where there are more jobs ...


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Techniques and whatnot are good, and I by no means wish to discount them... BUT, people often leave out a huge component of what you're referring to as your ability to be productive or self discipline, and that is your health. I know it might sound dumb at first, but think about it. We are, at least on some levels, fleshy bags of water, meat, chemicals, ...


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Strive for efficiency above thoroughness. You have limited brain capacity. If it helps, think of it as a currency; spend it wisely. The trick is finding a balance between learning all you can and all you need. Prioritize the things most valuable to your life/career/schooling/whatever and store them in your brain. The other stuff can be referenced as ...


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You've already got two answers that seem very good but I think the answer to your concern is rather simple: there's nothing to worry about. I myself like to question everything and understand everything. I strongly believe that learning as many things as possible is one of the best way to live your life. The topics might matter, although I'm not so sure ...


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You say that your boss want you to complete this project, and you still get distracted with other work. With the number you gave so far it looks like the deadline you gave will not work out. I don't know if you warned your boss about this (maybe you did not out of fear), but in my opinion he needs to know now. It seems not to bee uncommon for developers to ...


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I use GTD, so I have a "Someday / Maybe" list Take a look at your projects list, so put all your coding projects, cashflow ideas, and personal improvement goals on one list. Now as you look at that list, decide what you want to put on hold, and move them to your Someday/Maybe list. The rest stay on your Projects list. These will be your focus. A ...


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TL;DR Pick 5 books. Shelf the rest. Pick 2 Projects Shelf the rest. Pick one knowledge area until you are skilled enough to be able to answer the majority of questions on SE. Shelf the rest until that moment comes. Steve Jobs famously said (likely paraphrased from elsewhere0 that the most effective people know which projects to set aside. I am ...


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I think your first step should be to prioritize those goals. That's a lot to have in your head at one point. The more you are doing at the same time, the more "state" has to stay in your head. Which makes it harder to get moving on it. For example, you are in the middle of at least 20 books. Pick a couple and FINISH them. Then move on to the next book. I am ...


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Before you start to work on your project, you can try to turn off your phone, this is a good way to avoid being disturbed by other things. Now that you are addicted to games, do not uninstall all of them at one time, which I think is not a good idea. Everything needs a process. Try to uninstall most of them and keep one or two you love most on your computer. ...


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The best way to deal with any fear or anxiety is to simply accept it. Know that it's natural and there for a reason. Some people are worried that a contact lens could scratch their cornea, others are worried that it could go back into the eye socket. All of these things can happen but really in the worst case you go to the emergency room or your local ...



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