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Before you take a break, write down the next action to be done after you get back to work. This is important for two reasons - 1) you won't waste time trying to recall what you were working on 2) getting back to work will be much easier. Large portion of why we procrastinate is because the task is vague and we're afraid of it. Actionable tasks help with ...
When you wake up, do not do anything that is exciting or disturbs sleep: no eating, no Internet browsing. Reading might be OK if it is relaxing, so no super-exciting books or (study) books that require heavy attention. Set an alarm and get out of bed. No compromises. Go to a doctor to determine if you really have Shift Work Sleep Disorder. Self-diagnosing ...
There are two ways how I make myself get back to work after a small break I know exactly what I am going to do during the break and after I have accomplished wanted I get back straight to work without excuses. If I do not know exactly what I am doing during the break I set a timer on my phone. And go back to work after it has set off. I found it useful ...
I read this from a book (Cal Newport - Straight A student) Write your commitments in a book and if you do not do them when you are supposed to, you need to give a reason why you haven't done it. If it is a good reason, you can rationalize it, but if not you will have to face yourself with writing down a lame reason. Might help kick you into action. ...
What do you do during your breaks? If you surf around or check facebook/reddit, you'll be tempted to continue longer than you ought to. If you take a walk outside, you'll probably not do it for to long, and if you do, it's a more helpful break. Good breaks: Walks outside, walks inside, coffee break with collegues, eating a snack.
You could also try taking small breaks of exactly the same time for a while. After you're getting into a habit of finishing your break in time and getting back to work, you can increase the time span, until it feels comfortable. By that time you should have a habit of plugging in back after a pause.
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