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I know exactly what you're talking about. I'm coming off of about five years straight of working on several very large/complex projects in a row at work, and I felt completely aimless for a while there (now I only feel slightly aimless ;) ). I think part of what happens is when you have the pressure of these kinds of projects pushing you, it gives clarity: ...


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It is a common fact that we do work on urgent issues, instead of issues that have time to do. One of the main motivation theories is that people compare the output of their efforts of doing something, to the Efforts that they put into doing it. And if the efforts do not look to be paying back, they tend to not do it. This is probably true for Parkinson's law ...


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If things get bad, follow these steps. If you can, print them out and keep them about your person, so you can read them again and again: If you get lost or confused when reading through this list, go back to the top and start again: Hang in there. Things can and will get better. If things don't get better immediately, be patient. Take things one day at a ...


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Firstly - depression is actually quite normal, in that it's quite common and affects a lot of people at some stage of their life. It's a product of your brain chemistry, not a reflection of your personal worth. This is relevant so that you understand that the way that you thinking and feeling aren't a result of your essential essence, but is a product of ...


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I will answer from the obvious things that I see. The nature optimized us to be lazy -- to save the efforts (read: energy) until it is really necessary to. For this reason we try to avoid the job up to the lastest minute. If you have a lot of time, you will not bother until it is too late. If you have very short time left, you will forget everything else, ...


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Another thing often mentioned is that, when you don't have a set goal, when any problem appears you become reactive, i.e., you enter 'fireman mode', hopefully solve the problem, and then come back to your previous state: there is no growth, you have just gone back to state zero. On the contrary, when you do have a goal, any problem that appears will be faced ...


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Well, in your phone call example, when the recipient does not pick up, then you realize that your 2-minute estimation is inaccurate. Just follow the gtd flow excluding the "do it now" part, because you realize that it is not feasible. The task will take longer than 2 minutes and, since it is actionable, you can only defer it or do it later. If you cannot ...


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Nobody needs goals. It's just that if you say "I want to achieve X" you have defined a goal. And it's no use saying "I want to achieve X" if you are not prepared to do the work required to get there. Otherwise you could as well keep your mouth shut. And X either has a date, or you'd better set a date, otherwise you cannot plan the amount of work for each ...


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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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