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One last question about my crisis

I’m still having panic attacks. I’m having a hard time getting my thoughts together because I’m so stressed -- and they’re kind of circular on top of that -- so forgive me if this post is tough to understand. [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Jul 21, 2014 - 18 answers

Sudden anxiety attack, can't focus

For no apparent reason, I am suddenly super stressed out and completely unable to concentrate on anything... [more inside]
posted by myitkyina on Jul 5, 2014 - 11 answers

Mind my own business!

I am really easily distracted, especially by adjacent conversations. Do you have any tips for ignoring them? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on May 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Delaying instant gratification

How do ignore cravings or ideas that seem urgent and focus on the task at hand? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on May 25, 2014 - 10 answers

How to Stay Focused at Work

I tend to have short bursts of focus at work which results in super productivity, followed by days where I just can't seem to stay focused and be productive. I personally work at a desk job but think there must be some tips to stay focused that can come from any range of jobs. What are your tricks to stay on track and not give in to the distractions of the internet, social media, wandering mind full of to-do lists, etc?
posted by kmr on May 1, 2014 - 13 answers

How do you calm down and focus? Strategies for coping with anxiety.

Do you suffer from anxiety or severe depression? What are some coping strategies you have developed that help you overcome and push forward? When medicine and therapy alone aren't enough, how have you stiffened up the sinews, summoned up the blood and conquered? [more inside]
posted by Driven on Apr 24, 2014 - 19 answers

Focusing on work

It is very difficult for me to focus when I have any problems at all. Sitting around alone in silence doesn't work for me! What might? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Apr 6, 2014 - 10 answers

I need repetitive music for optimal brain function.

Based on my limited cues, can you recommend more music to help my poor ADHD brain focus? [more inside]
posted by elsietheeel on Jan 20, 2014 - 26 answers

Sport Psychology filter:

Does the significance of a game really affect performance? Is having experience at higher levels a deciding factor in outcomes? Because I'd think that professional athletes don't get to where they are without the kind of focus that makes those considerations irrelevant. [more inside]
posted by colin_l on Jan 10, 2014 - 13 answers

How to snap out of it/ concetrate on work?

What are practical tips for keeping my mind on tasks at hand rather than other things? [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Dec 10, 2013 - 8 answers

Getting More MPG (Miles Per Glucose)

Is there a way to make my brain more "fuel" efficient? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Oct 7, 2013 - 11 answers

How do I retrain my brain?

After some serious medical issues, a high pressure job where the standard operating procedure is react react react, and throwing over just about all my book reading time for the internet, I am finding that my ability to settle in and think about one topic at a time is totally shot. I am not okay with this. Have you ever experienced this, and if so, what techniques did you use to regain your ability to sink into deep focus? [more inside]
posted by deliciae on Aug 3, 2013 - 20 answers

I want to be your focus... group

How do you go about finding (paid) focus groups to be part of either virtually, by phone or locally? I found a couple of consulting firms in town, and signed up with them, but online searches for remote or phone interview groups make me a little uncomfortable because I don't know which ones are legit and which ones are just click-bait.
posted by MayNicholas on Jul 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Resources for learning to learn more effectively?

I'm looking for resources for evidence-based processes, tips, hacks, improvements, ideas, etc., for learning more effectively. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on Jun 23, 2013 - 11 answers

What is this type of recall?

What is the technical term for this type of recall? A student (possibly with ADD) plays a puzzle game while listening to a class (there's no relationship between the puzzle game and the content of the class). Later, while relaxing at home, he plays the game again and by doing that recalls the content of the class.
posted by fries on Jun 14, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I speed myself up without a nervous breakdown?

Just started a new job that moves way faster than me. I'm scared that I can't keep up. What can I do to make it work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2013 - 26 answers

How do you block gmail through etc/hosts?

Most "distracting" sites I can block by an entry in my etc/hosts file (Mac OSX 10.8.2). e.g.: 127.0.0.1 plus.google.com But this method doesn't seem to be able to block gmail. [more inside]
posted by tomargue on May 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Do I have some sort of recourse against Ford?

I purchased a 2012 Ford Focus and it has been having performance issues that the dealer doesn't want try and fix. Should I risk aggravating the dealer and try to activate Ohio's lemon law or seek some other form of recourse? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on May 14, 2013 - 13 answers

How to focus/have more presence/be more lively/live in the moment?

Basically I am a SERIOUS daydreamer and while I love this about myself and it makes me-time fun etc I have been told that I seem floaty and spaced out even in social interactions and I have noticed that people don't connect with me as much/take me as seriously!! This has not affected my daily functioning, but it is becoming a problem in my personal life and also in my work life because how am I supposed to achieve my goals if people don't connect with me or dismiss me because I seem 'distracted'... I would like to be more lively and focused and I would be grateful for any advice on that (I am anticipating lots of 'meditation' but would like other suggestions if possible as meditation is torturous and I have tried it and hated it.)
posted by dinosaurprincess on May 6, 2013 - 15 answers

She wants to save money—and not f*ck up the environment

Mom wants a fuel-efficient car . . . what should she get? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 4, 2013 - 19 answers

How to stay motivated as a 20-something facing years of MORE school?

Problem is that I'm losing steam at this point, facing many more years of school ahead of me if I'm accepted into professional school. How I can shake the feelings of uncertaintly as I keep plugging away? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Apr 7, 2013 - 20 answers

Where do I get universal 4x5 ground glass?

I've got this image of a piece of ground glass mounted in a standard 4x5 film holder. I've googled all sorts of things to try and describe what this is, but I cannot find where I can buy this. I've seen tons of pieces of ground glass that are for specific cameras, but that's not what I want. I want a piece of ground glass in (and sold with) a frame that makes it the exact size and thickness for putting into any sort of large format camera. Basically, what that picture shows. What is this and where do I buy it? Thanks!
posted by Brian Puccio on Feb 17, 2013 - 27 answers

Have you ever tried Sophrology? Was it useful?

What can you tell me about sophrology? [more inside]
posted by thesnowyslaps on Feb 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Working myself to death.

How do I change my extremely destructive work habits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2013 - 30 answers

It's not you, it's me... Or is it?

Need strategies for not getting stuck in my own mind for hours every day over thinking a new relationship. How to know whether you are ruining things in your own head or things are not right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Meditation n00b, difficulty in remaining in the zone

So, I'm starting out on meditation, but finding it near impossible to stay focused for more than a few seconds. Any tips for not thinking about cheese et al for a while? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore on Jan 29, 2013 - 24 answers

How can I stay productive and focused this finals dead week?

I am a first-year university student. There are eight days of no class until my week of finals. How should I stay productive and focused? [more inside]
posted by ptsampras14 on Dec 1, 2012 - 9 answers

Don't just sit there. DO something!

So, you know that "career" thing people have? I managed to spend 2012 without one. The timeout was enlightening, but now I'm itching to move on to a brand new phase. Um, how do I do that? [more inside]
posted by jessca84 on Nov 28, 2012 - 8 answers

Do I need to be medicated or am I just a lazyass?

Should I maybe get evaluated for ADD or ADHD? [more inside]
posted by hegemone on Oct 22, 2012 - 14 answers

Help with focus when reading dull, dry, and lengthy scientific papers or texts please. Yet another attention deficit question.

How do I maintain my focus and make sure my comprehension is maximized when reading (required) heavy or something I don't find terribly interesting? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Oct 18, 2012 - 26 answers

Any tips on how to stop being a pessimist or on how to stop being pessimistic about optimism?

Any tips on how to stop being a pessimist or on how to stop being pessimistic about optimism? [more inside]
posted by jumelle on Oct 8, 2012 - 12 answers

Give it all you got.

Tips on focusing during workouts, and how to push myself through the hard parts? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Sep 11, 2012 - 21 answers

Focus and creativity help, please.

Please help me focus when I have multiple projects I'm excited about. [more inside]
posted by caoimhe on Jun 10, 2012 - 5 answers

How do you get to Eye of the Tiger mode?

How do you cultivate discipline as an entrepreneur, or even just in general? [more inside]
posted by drea on Jun 7, 2012 - 8 answers

What do you do when you need to "sort things out"?

What do you do when you need to "sort things out"? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Apr 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Introduce me to meditation properly

I'm curious about meditating, but I don't really know where to begin. Further, I hear there are different types of meditation out there. Is there a difference between the effect of each type? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Mar 5, 2012 - 26 answers

Herbs/supplements for academic writing?

I am in the last two weeks of writing my master's thesis and I was wondering what herbs or supplements others have found useful for writing. Focus is part of it, but I also need to produce and get in the flow, so to speak. It comes sometimes, but I can never force those really productive moments. I have a cupboard full of various herbs, but no time to experiment. Wondering what has worked for other, including combinations. [more inside]
posted by cejl on Feb 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Computer! Make me a better person!

What apps do you use to help you stay focused on work? I'm looking for Mac and web apps. I don't have clinically diagnosable ADHD, but I'm curious about what's out there and can certainly use the help sometimes.
posted by ignignokt on Feb 9, 2012 - 18 answers

Looking for metaphorical images to divert attention during childbirth

Please suggest, preferably with specific links, images that are metaphors for birth to be used for focusing on and creating visualizations during labor. [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Feb 7, 2012 - 29 answers

I need a manual override for my brain.

ADHD sufferers and busy types in general: how do you handle the mental transitioning between different projects, or areas of your life? [more inside]
posted by gallusgallus on Feb 3, 2012 - 5 answers

How can I motivate myself to work?

How can I motivate myself to work? What did you do to help kick yourself in the posterior and get going? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2012 - 12 answers

How to stop getting schooled by school?

How can I stop being so freaking miserable in school? I hate school so much, and I have no idea how to stop being so depressed about it all the time. [more inside]
posted by sizzil34 on Jan 30, 2012 - 38 answers

How do I relearn how to focus? How do I relearn how to learn?

How do I get back into the swing of programming and coding regularly when I can't concentrate and can't find the motivation? Long, continuing illness has made me out of practice and lacking in energy and concentration. [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Jan 28, 2012 - 13 answers

Strategic planning for anxiety sufferers.

Do you over think things? How do you channel this power for good while avoiding research-driven procrastination and anxiety? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jan 25, 2012 - 10 answers

What is the couch-to-5k edition of mediation and mental focus?

I need to bludgeon my anxiety to death in the most peaceful way possible. Many people recommend meditation. For me, attempting to meditate has been a miserable experience... a sad exercise in white-knuckled denial. Just thinking about it fills me with dread. I know this isn't the way it's supposed to go. I need something more than "sit quietly and allow your thoughts to pass by like clouds". I need the step-by-step, couch-to-5k edition of mental calmness and focus. Help me out, mefi. Give it to me straight, detailed, specific, and with absolute minimum of woo... the mental focus fitness program for someone who can't even lift a metaphorical 1lb weight. Book/media recommendations welcome too. (I'm in therapy already, btw. It's been helpful, but we're not specifically focused on my anxiety at the moment.)
posted by specialfriend on Jan 7, 2012 - 28 answers

MeFites, I need your help learning to focus...

MeFites, I need your help learning to focus... [more inside]
posted by cassini on Dec 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Bug head shots

Paging macro photographers. I need help taking great photographs of tiny bugs (sub-questions on eye-fi, focus stacking, and lighting). [more inside]
posted by babbyʼ); Drop table users; -- on Nov 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Making iPhone Camera Focus Past Glass

I'm trying to make a video of a road trip with my iPhone 4. But the camera keeps focusing on the windshield, rather than on the unfolding landscape. Help?
posted by Quisp Lover on Nov 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Y Kant Anoni Read

Grad student can no longer read. ADD reading strategies sought, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2011 - 20 answers

What can I do to my office to help keep me calm, focused, and motivated?

What can I do to my office to help keep me calm, focused, and motivated? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Sep 27, 2011 - 10 answers

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