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Some good ways to evaluate a decision(see the book Decisive by Chip&Dan Heath) Have you asked disconfirming questions? e.g. if you were buying a used car, rather than ask, "does it run well", asking "what problems are there?", "what are the repairs this will need in the near future?". By asking specifically for information that would go against the ...


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What makes you think there's a quantifiable way to measure a decision? You can't check your decision against benchmarks - if you could it wouldn't be your decision anymore, let alone even be a decision. You sound like you've done your due diligence and came to a conclusion (which is great!). Nobody can tell you if you're right or wrong, only you can decide ...


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It can be very tempting to buy another book that is recommended in the one you're reading, and with instant downloads, the temptation is to buy it, then start on this one and put the existing one to one side. My tip on this is make a note of the book, or if reading it in Kindle, highlight it, then when you've finished, look back through the notes, the book ...


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The first step is to decide if you want to finish it. Some novels you may not like and decide to abandon them. This is fine as you won't be upset about not finishing. The key is to know you never will open it again. I highly recommend using Goodreads as your book list. This provides with a two main benefits: Provides a way of knowing which books you ...


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Jan has exactly the right answer here: Simply don't allow yourself to open another book until the first one is complete. Even if you find you dislike it - just know you can't open another one until you are done. This will become easy after a while. If the book is non-fiction and you realise you will need to refer to another book to understand or clarify ...


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Because your post doesn't lay out anything you've tried I'm assuming you're just starting to improve this aspect of your work life. I'll make some suggestions that I don't see elsewhere in this thread, and I hope they are helpful. Journal This, IMHO, is the most important habit you can form. I say this because when we are reacting to our work load we don'...


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One of the things that can result in feelings of "burnout" is a lack of balance in your life. If you focus too much energy in one area of life (e.g. intellectual work) and neglect others (e.g. taking care of your health) then that can degrade both your performance and motivation. The solution is to reverse the trend. Think about the areas of life that you'...


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Some ideas: Take a break. Work on something else for a while, and let your brain chew over the task. Chances are you'll have a flash of insight when you come back to it. Ask for help. Perhaps someone else has greater expertise, or can simply approach the task in a different way? Explain the problem to a rubber duck (or your dog, spouse, blog etc.). ...


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I agree with Jan Doggen's comment that it's probably time for a medical checkup. Then, I'd suggest you speak with a mental health professional. What you are describing could be a number of physical or mental conditions that can easily wreck your work and personal life. Bear in mind that this will be a journey and not a destination. You can't really expect a ...



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