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comment My thoughts distract me, how do I keep my focus?
Martial arts in particular are an interesting case, in that I have no trouble focusing when I'm practicing. But then, martial arts require an active non-thinking state, so perhaps I'm ok at quieting my mind, but not at keeping it in order when I DO have to use it. ---- I'd love to be in a place where I could use my curiosity as an advantage, but I'm a rather lost fellow who can't really figure out a way to change the life I'm in to the one I desire. The path seems foggy, at best. Downright invisible, on other days.
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comment My thoughts distract me, how do I keep my focus?
Well, as long as there's something to think about, I can do the dishes for as long as needed. Mindless physical tasks I enjoy, actually. I have more problems with sustained abstract thought. For example, I have incredible difficulty reading dense text (like a philosophy text), though I have very little trouble reading even the most dense of science fiction. -- I know a number of my strengths: I'm good at relating to people (though I have minor social phobia). I'm ok at writing (I just KNOW the right words to use, usually). I'm great at martial arts (I pick them up really quickly).
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comment My thoughts distract me, how do I keep my focus?
Heh, no I'm not happy at work. I'm fresh out of college and I was tasked with recreating a legacy system in Java/SQL by myself. There's little to no oversight, and I have to trust that I'm doing the right thing. Unfortunately, changing my work is not very possible right now (I just started, and really need the experience if I'm going to continue writing software). -- As far as environment goes, I isolate myself with headphones to drown out the country music my coworkers play on the radio. I mostly listen to music I like, as I get frustrated by white noise.
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