I am a freelancer and currently have a big, long-term (several months') project to work on. How do I stay focused? [more inside]
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]
What can I do to my office to help keep me calm, focused, and motivated? [more inside]
What do you do to snap yourself out of a completely unfocused, unproductive state? [more inside]
How do you stop worrying so you can work? When you start to freak out with worry, how do you stop? [more inside]
Ok, so I am a creative worker. My job is to picks thoughts out of my head. I write, I teach, I prove theorems, I design software. I mean, all these things are the same... it's the harvesting of ideas. So, what do you do when it's dry season? [more inside]
After toiling in freelance obscurity for the past 3.5 years, where I have been working from home 90% of the time, I have FINALLY landed a significant long-term gig working at a large company (technical product manager for a large financial data/systems provider). How on earth do I break my bad work habits developed during this time? E.g.: checking email 20x per minute, posting on MeFi all day long? Are there any tricks to getting back that heads-down focus, any exercises, any advice?
How do you stay focused on a project? [+] [more inside]