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You should really take a rest while eating, but that doesn't mean you have to watch TV and be entirely unproductive. My activity during meals when I'm not social, is usually to play a game on my smart phone. I like playing puzzle and logic games as they tend to have levels which are solvable within minutes, so that I could do a few levels each meal. Added ...


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My favorite definition of a good goal is What's the most important thing you should be doing right now, and why aren't you doing it? You need only one. Everything else - eating, shopping, chopping onions, sitting on the toilet serves as important maintenance functions on the way to accomplishing this one goal. Just stick to one very important goal at ...


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So the mind-tools online dictionary tells us this: Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. A goal in my humble opinion (correct me if I am wrong anywhere), should ...


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Open a book next to your plate and read. I do that often when I'm alone. (That said, I agree with Kramii that mindful eating and recharging your batteries is better.)


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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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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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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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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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If you don't take powernaps, this could give you some time. Find out how long your sleep cycle is; it is about one and a half hour. By taking 2-3 powernaps during the day, you should be able to sleep one cycle less each night, giving you around 90 minutes extra a day for studying/programming.


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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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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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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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Are you suffering from sleep apnea? My cousin has sleep apnea and his symptoms are the same as yours. He gets his 8~9 hours of sleep daily and yet feels lethargic in the morning and relies on coffee to keep him going. It was only after I had him wear a sleep monitoring device that we found out that although he thinks he was sleeping, he wasnt. He wasnt ...



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