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How do you deal with enraging inefficiency in your office job?

Working in an admin-heavy job, in a company which has no real systems. It's infuriating. How do I deal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2014 - 15 answers

Rice and Beans

I'd like to start preparing my meals for the workweek in a batch on Sundays, to be refrigerated and microwaved as needed. I'm looking for a specific rice and bean-based recipe (type(s) of bean, optimal ratio of rice to beans, cooking time) that's cheap and nutritionally complete. That is to say, I'd like to be able to eat this for about half of my meals in a week and remain healthy.
posted by phrontist on Dec 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me figure out how to build an idle life.

I've recently become unemployed and am taking this opportunity to rethink my lifestyle. Help me figure out how to build an idle life. [more inside]
posted by 1d2d3 on Dec 8, 2013 - 11 answers

How can I become more musically productive?

I have the desire to be a musician, and I have some pretty nice resources, but I can't stick to anything! Help? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbeast on Aug 31, 2013 - 9 answers

I feel a crushing lack of energy, apathy, lack of focus/motivation.

I'm 21, bright, full of potential and with lots of dreams...but I feel completely, ridiculously unable to complete menial daily tasks. I need to move out, as family life isn't peachy. I need to do a lot of things to get my marketing career going, and I see it: but I'm unmotivated and lazy. Today is a low point, very low, can't stop tearfully moping about. Plz help. :( [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Aug 12, 2013 - 8 answers

How can I tell the difference between depression and plain old laziness?

What is it like to be lazy or whiny but NOT depressed? Please share your stories of irresponsible laid back behavior so we depressives can finally see the difference. [more inside]
posted by iamleda on Apr 11, 2013 - 38 answers

Good books about idleness / laziness / lack of ambition

The British seem to have a particular talent for this (e.g. Wodehouse and Jeeves, Amis and Lucky Jim), so I'm eager to hear more about British authors, but I'm also open to other suggestions.
posted by jtothes on Mar 14, 2013 - 18 answers

Self pacing is not a skill I have in abundance

Any advice for surviving a pair of online classes? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Jan 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Advice on how to not compulsively wasting time and change my life.

I may be overcomplicating this, but I feel like I need a little help. Deeply deeply lazy, unambitious, unfit and often just feel super-klutzy. All of this is getting to me. horrifically self-indulgent long post to follow, but would greatly appreciate the bluntest of advice. [more inside]
posted by lethologues on Dec 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Laid back to fall over

Starting a new job soon; unless I can manage my chronic motivation problems, it's all going to go wrong. Help me mefi's; what's wrong with me, what can I do? What do you do? [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Oct 11, 2012 - 10 answers

Some assembly required

I like foods that require assembly of delicious and interesting components while eating. At the moment, I'm also not interested in cooking. Do you have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jun 19, 2012 - 38 answers

I am a sick man... I am a wicked man.

I'm looking for examples of and quotes about cowards and wretches in film, literature, philosophy, and painting. [more inside]
posted by outlandishmarxist on Jun 12, 2012 - 17 answers

Are you a reformed malingerer? How did you quit?

I'm the boy who cried wolf! (or 'ouch'!) Help me stop, especially in light of the fact that this behavior has been positively reinforced at some points. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Dishwasher won't drain

Should I fix or replace my non-draining dishwasher? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Oct 2, 2011 - 8 answers

I'm the only one in my team who can't work 24/7. What's wrong with me?

I'm ambitious, driven, and have a lot to say. But I think my work ethic sucks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 5, 2011 - 13 answers

Addicted to My Couch!

What makes you leave the house? [more inside]
posted by rglass on Aug 24, 2011 - 43 answers

Help me regain my mojo when it comes to diabetes self-care.

Help me regain my mojo when it comes to diabetes self-care. [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Jun 21, 2011 - 7 answers

I don't wanna work, I just wanna lie in my bed all day

Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 3, 2011 - 35 answers

If I Can Pay Someone To Do It...

Are there people out there who will manage an etsy store FOR me?? [more inside]
posted by polly_dactyl on May 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Nah, I'm too lazy to go to the gym today.

I've pin-pointed a number of activities that would positively improve my life, but am having trouble implementing them because I seem to either have no self control or willpower or am impressively lazy and good at procrastination. Help me gain some? [more inside]
posted by good day merlock on May 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Efficient or lazy?

I wait until, I think a task needs to be done ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY or NO MORE DELAY possible to do anything. [more inside]
posted by daveg02 on Apr 27, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me do my job with minimal effort

I have two txt files with single-word lines. How can I create an automated script that will find lines that match between the two, and append a number to the end of the line for each word in one of the files? [more inside]
posted by Aiwen on Oct 17, 2010 - 19 answers

Initiative to learn, but not to create

I love to read and learn, but I can't get myself to start projects, to create something in the real world. I can't figure out why. Does anyone else have this (or managed to overcome it)? [more inside]
posted by thebluesky on Jun 7, 2010 - 34 answers

I am not acting type A anymore. This bothers me. Is it a problem?

Has anyone taken an extended break of from ambition and life? Was this a good thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2010 - 32 answers

I'm out of sorts. Help me find some sorts.

I don't work or go to school. I have no friends. I live with/off my parents. Interacting with people – especially people I don't know – makes me very nervous. It's been like this for years. How do I turn my life around? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Anxiety is for suckers, but laziness is not cool

Where does (my) laziness come from? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Messy question from a person who is a mess

Please help me make a decision. I am exhausted and stressed and maybe I am not thinking clearly. A friend gave me Adderall. Should I take some? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2009 - 52 answers

5 Hours later...

TemporalDisturbanceFilter: I seem to lose time. Or, more specifically, I'm one of those people that needs to get a bunch of things done, but I can easily sit on my laptop and play flash games for what turns into 4 hours. How do I break this habit/get my stuff together? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Mar 18, 2009 - 34 answers

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate???

Parent Filter: What can I do about this parent/child role reversal that is poisoning my mind and my life and how can I let this parent know that even though I love them dearly I will not continue to let them manipulate me and dump all of their responsibilities on to my plate??? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 21 answers

Finding Concerts Made Easy.

LosAngelesConcertFilter: Is there some site that lists all the live acts playing at various venues around town, broken down by date? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on May 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Lazy, bored, worthless.

Why am I so lazy? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on May 19, 2008 - 40 answers

No work today

how to explain the lack of... uhm work... at work? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Nov 20, 2007 - 14 answers

explain it to a pro

So a 'ruinous indiscipline' issue (described here and here) isn't getting any better. [more inside]
posted by raisons de coeur on Nov 20, 2007 - 22 answers

unable to perform thy terms too hard

I really really dislike doing things. This goes all the way ad absurdum in that I actually would rather freeze into nothingness than deal with college, work, chores, and so on. [more inside]
posted by raisons de coeur on Aug 27, 2007 - 21 answers

i need to get my shit together!

Why is it so hard for me to do the things I need to do to make my life better? How can I motivate myself to get my shit together? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2007 - 29 answers

Songs About Incompetence

Seeking songs about incompetence. [more inside]
posted by kmel on May 21, 2007 - 51 answers

How can I help my husband?

Is my husband's behavior normal, or is this indicative of depression or some sort of anger-issue? And is there anything I can do to help? [more inside]
posted by catfood on Mar 28, 2007 - 52 answers

How do I become less lazy?

How do I become less lazy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 8, 2007 - 24 answers

Help me develope a morning routine

What morning routine has worked for you? [more inside]
posted by sicem07 on Feb 21, 2007 - 14 answers

ah, the sweet sound of deadlines rushing by

How do I get over my laziness, procrastination, and foot-dragging in my office job? [more inside]
posted by nevers on Jan 31, 2007 - 32 answers

Has anyone ever changed from apathetic to motivated? What happened?

Since developing bipolar disorder, and subsequently being out of work since April 2005, I find my motivation and concentration has gone to be replaced by apathy and what must seem to others like laziness. Has anyone else been in a similar situation and got themselves out of it, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by AuroraSky on Dec 26, 2006 - 17 answers

One-click single page for nytimes.com?

Anyone know of a firefox extension/greasemonkey script that would cause all nytimes.com articles to automatically open in the "single page" format. I read the whole paper online, and it's really annoying to have to click the "single page" button for every article that's longer than one page. Alternately, how hard would it be to write such an extension/script?
posted by ericbop on Dec 11, 2006 - 3 answers

How to get to work on that million-dollar idea?

I've got an idea for a web-based product that, when completed, could eventually make me a millionaire. I'm confident it would work, I've got the necessary programming skills and all the steps from beginning to end mapped out in my head. And yet, I'm completely unable to start actually doing something – anything – about it. It's been the same thing over and over again with lesser ideas and small personal projects throughout my life, and I don't know how to break the cycle now that I REALLY should. Anyone have any ideas? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Nov 19, 2006 - 29 answers

How do I learn to stop and smell the roses?

What the hell is wrong with me? Why do I tend to fill my spare time with brainless crap? There's [more inside]
posted by richmondparker on Nov 12, 2006 - 23 answers

MySQL help!

Please help me create a MySQL database from a collection of images. There is of course [more inside]
posted by LoopyG on Aug 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Portland, OR charities that pick up?

Are there charities in Portland, OR that will come pick stuff up? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Jul 3, 2006 - 5 answers

How much does a bubble mailer + 2 dvds + a case weigh?

PostOfficeAvoidanceFilter: Has anyone made a weight calculator (or just recorded weights of commonly mailed objects) such that I can figure out how much a double DVD case, 2 dvds, and a bubble mailer would typically weigh? [more inside]
posted by anonymoose on May 26, 2006 - 10 answers

Help us never get dressed.

Since my lady and I mostly just lay in bed all day, we're looking for some more appropriate clothing for our lifestyles. What are your favorite lounging around clothes? [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on May 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Lazy pregnancy = bad mom?

I'm pregnant and it's not at all what I thought it'd be. And evidently I'm not at all the kind of mother I thought I'd be. [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Mar 27, 2006 - 48 answers

Help: weed related sloth / amotivational syndrome .

Help: weed related sloth / amotivational syndrome . [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Sep 17, 2005 - 22 answers

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