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Assuming you are unable to sustain self control (which is admittedly contrary to how Stack Exchange is designed to work): Some things I do: Adblock the "hot questions" and "related questions" list frames. This is pretty helpful... Log out of Stack Exchange. Voting, answering, commenting, all are time sucks. Disable email notifications for Stack Exchange. ...


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Recharge Your Batteries You could meditate, breathe, or simply enjoy your food. It might help to change things about what you eat, where you eat etc. An improved diet is likely to improve your productivity. Eating outside can be revitalizing. Putting on soothing music can help you unwind and shed stress. If you truly get in touch with a piece of carrot, ...


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I've been there myself, and I understand just how frustrating it can get! The best way I've found to mitigate this is two fold: 1.) Have a clear end-state in mind BEFORE starting a task. This includes what particular sub tasks that are involved. This tends to keep me moving on the overarching scheme of things. If I notice myself wandering or dwelling, I ...


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By the sounds of it you sounds like you know what you want but you don't how how to reach your goal, where to start, or who to go to. Let me tell you my story, and see how we relate. I graduated with a degree in Business Economics and decided I wanted to work with computers. I got a job in an IT support company and after a couple of months I decided ...


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I know that feeling and it can be solved or mitigated: Renegociate your TODOs to make them more realistic. You have a long list of dreams and you didn't work at all on them. Sorry to tell you but extrapolating from past reasults it seems that you have to choose. Assume that you are a limited human as everybody and do not feel bad for that. Once that you ...


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Okay as a computer programming student myself, and a tutor on summer vacation, I want to be honest and give you the best tip some other experienced programmers gave me and stuff i learnt from my mum who is proffessor: First thing you should understand is that vacation is to rest (don't get me wrong, wait for it) I got my summer break in May, I had two ...


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Stop doing things that you don't want to be doing. If you don't love your work to the fullest, you'll work to survive and keep doing what you don't like to do. That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. If you're good enough (especially in IT), you'll get a great job with great pay anyway. Having said that, I do think you could learn more from a current ...


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As I understand your question, incoming emails are distributed to all support group members. If your company uses MS Exchange, use a shared mailbox instead. It provides one mail adress and a shared mailbox. Everybody in the support group gets permission on that mailbox. You then can use e.g. categories to mark who works on which mail. Or edit the subject ...


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It would appear that we have very similar goals (minus the blog and online courses). I've been interested in self-learning since I graduated high school. Here are some of the things I've learned that help a lot with time management: Develop and stick to a routine Break each day down into discrete chunks. I sleep from 11 PM to 2 AM (I'll explain that later) ...


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Three different questions, I'll answer them at once because my advice will be short: use pomodoros to stay on task. Search for "pomodoro" on this site for details break down your goals into steps that are doable. Define what the next thing to do is in each project. Plan your time ahead, and leave room for unexpected things to do and breaks. After each ...



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