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Tool to track 100% of my time?

What's the best tool to track all my time? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on Oct 14, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I help my husband stay focused and on track with things that are important to both of us

How can I help my husband stay focused and on track with things that have to get done and are important to both of us. I don't want to nag and just want us both to be happier. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Therapist recommendations for laziness/procrastionation in greater LA area

Therapist recommendations in Orange County / South LA. Specifically for procrastination and laziness issues. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2012 - 4 answers

How do I avoid procrastinating on tasks that have “fallen off the radar” / are less urgent?

How do I avoid procrastinating on tasks that have “fallen off the radar” / are less urgent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 14 answers

I like work but not when I have to.

If I feel like I "have" to do something, or that I'll get something out of doing something, I immediately lose interest. How can I learn to enjoy tasks for their own sake, even when I know that's not why I'm doing them? [more inside]
posted by jumelle on Sep 15, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I deal with an oppositional child? (Child within, that is.)

There are things that I genuinely want to do and like doing, but something in me rebels. Help. [more inside]
posted by summer sock on Sep 14, 2012 - 21 answers

Idiopathic delayed note syndrome

I supervise a person who has enormous difficulty finishing her case notes. My efforts to remediate her so far have been unsuccessful. How can I help her finish her work? [more inside]
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis on Sep 12, 2012 - 39 answers

Reason vs emotion: Can't afford baby. Want a baby

Coming to terms with circumstances. Baby fever edition. I need help doing it. How did you decide to be ok with waiting to get pregnant? Alternatively, how did you decide to go ahead and attempt pregnancy even though it was a bad idea financially in the short term? What books or articles or blog posts can I read (the library is right down the street!) that address this? [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on Aug 3, 2012 - 28 answers

How do I end the cycle of self-sabotage?

How do I end the cycle of self-sabotage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me finish a PhD in 6 weeks

Help me to make a great leap forward in my PhD in the next six weeks. I am in the last year of my PhD (philosophy) so the thesis has to be finished by December, however, I am also full time university lecturer, so when the term starts my ability to write every day is drastically compromised. By selling part of my soul I negotiated almost complete freedom for the next six weeks and I want to use them to make massive progress with writing the thesis. I already have about 40,000 words written and I am hoping to write another 40,000 over the next 6 weeks. The challenge is to stick to the daily quota of 1,000 words, as some days it is possible, even fun, other days it is very very hard. [more inside]
posted by slimeline on Jul 31, 2012 - 23 answers

I wish I could be a completely different person.

I have so many problems--I'm so far from being the person I want to be --that I don't even know where to start. If you were me, what would you do this week to try to build up to some change? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2012 - 45 answers

How to pull oneself out of a book by the bootstraps?

How do I drag myself out the door to do the things I want to do? [more inside]
posted by sibilatorix on Jul 9, 2012 - 21 answers

Can I find someone to yell at me until I finish my work?

Is there audio I can download to encourage me not to give up on tasks? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Jun 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Why can't I just get up early, shower and dress, eat, walk the dog, and go?

How can I train myself to get into work by 9AM when nobody but me seems to care at all what time I come in? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jun 21, 2012 - 61 answers

Is there such thing as a procrastination coach?

Can I hire a "life tutor" to help me kick procrastination and organize my projects? [more inside]
posted by chocolatemilkshakes on Jun 11, 2012 - 7 answers

How can I kick this procrastination habit once and for all?

I am at wits end with myself. How can I kick this procrastination habit once and for all (despite many failures)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Sometimes when I need to do certain tasks, especially emailing superiors, I get a lot of anxiety about it, which causes me to procrastinate on it, which causes *DAYS* to go by, just causing me more anxiety and more procrastination. What can I do to stop this cycle?

Sometimes when I need to do certain tasks, especially emailing superiors, I get a lot of anxiety about it, which causes me to procrastinate on it, which causes *DAYS* to go by, just causing me more anxiety and more procrastination. What can I do to stop this cycle? [more inside]
posted by 254blocks on May 8, 2012 - 24 answers

The buddy system for procrastination?

I'm using Teux Deux--but is there on online support forum that help me support my goals for exercise, uncluttering, other side projects? I need a buddy! [more inside]
posted by biscuits on May 3, 2012 - 2 answers

When was "too little stress" ever a problem?!

I need some help with motivation. I work best to set-in-stone deadlines which I will be in trouble if I do not meet. Unfortunately my current job doesn't work that way. I'm finding myself rather unproductive these days and I don't like it. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Apr 12, 2012 - 11 answers

I'm addicted to twelve-step programs!

I can't seem to stick to a goal or self-improvement regime for more than a few days before switching to a newer, shinier, better one. Help. [more inside]
posted by cortisol on Apr 2, 2012 - 10 answers

procrastination

What do you do when you have been procrastinating, have a deadline to meet, and completely and totally lack motivation to do anything at all? [more inside]
posted by Why hello, I am a sock puppet on Mar 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me help myself get down to work

Strategies for getting things done, especially when those things are deeply important, pretty scary, and you have no idea how to start. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Feb 21, 2012 - 19 answers

How do I overcome procrastination when it comes to difficult subjects?

Help me deal with this particular procrastination/brain paralysis problem around doing difficult schoolwork. [more inside]
posted by hought20 on Jan 25, 2012 - 10 answers

a better mode at home than pseudo-relaxation

For those who find "relaxing" completely un-relaxing, how do you cultivate a strong activity and project based home life? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Jan 2, 2012 - 11 answers

I have no idea how I'm going to plan the wedding.

I have come to realize that I am terrible at planning in most areas of my life: education, finance, events, daily tasks etc. How do I become better at looking ahead, seeing what's coming and acting now so that the future doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Dec 28, 2011 - 8 answers

the relationship between procrastination, perfectionism, and anxiety

I think I procrastinate on projects as a dysfunctional way to manage my anxiety about them. Can you help me manage that anxiety more productively? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

How Do I Get Moving on My Final Project?

I'm a graduate student in the middle of creating my final project for the semester. It's due next Wednesday. I think my project sucks, and because of this I don't want to work on it. Help? [more inside]
posted by helios410 on Dec 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Move my elephant

How can I build the courage I need to face great professional and personal challenges... like writing reports and doing my expenses on time and putting up those shelves in the bathroom? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 17 answers

What do I do when I "hit the wall"?

I reach half-way through the semester, and everything goes down the hole. How can I stop this train wreck? [more inside]
posted by raintree on Oct 25, 2011 - 12 answers

How to stop procratinating on the internet

Help me break my internet addiction and stop procrastinating. [more inside]
posted by raeka on Oct 20, 2011 - 20 answers

How do I become more responsible?

I am a talented, social, religious, active, healthy, and disciplined adult. However, one of my great strengths is that I am quite adaptable - I "roll with the punches" very well, you could say. The problem with this is that I sometimes take a more irresponsible path (procrastination, running late, omitting important tasks) because I've learned through experience that the energy expended in adapting to consequences is often less than the energy expended in being completely responsible from the beginning. I want to become more responsible, because I feel like my irresponsibility is keeping me from reaching an even higher level of productivity and happiness. How can I reach level 70 arch-mage zen responsibility?
posted by rinogo on Oct 5, 2011 - 7 answers

How to set up routines to avoid anxiety and decision-making fatigue?

How to set up routines to avoid anxiety and decision-making fatigue? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Oct 5, 2011 - 5 answers

dumb people need health insurance too

I screwed up by waiting too long to get health insurance. Now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Sep 29, 2011 - 17 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

Advice for finishing a PhD thesis while working?

Any advice for finishing a PhD thesis while working? [more inside]
posted by miyabo on Sep 17, 2011 - 14 answers

How anonymous got his groove back

I have lost all of my motivation to do even a modicum of a half-decent job at work. Has anyone dealt with this? How do I get back into the groove of things? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2011 - 23 answers

idea toothpaste is killing me

What are your tricks for getting your ideas out of your head and down onto paper or the screen? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Aug 16, 2011 - 9 answers

What's My Motivation?

I used to be an adult. I have lost my motivation. It must be around here somewhere. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Aug 8, 2011 - 43 answers

How can I get a balance of interesting and important things done?

My job has a lot of responsibilities and some of them are more interesting and appealing than others. Sometimes I find myself blocked on some of the ones I like less, especially when they have stressful consequences. For example, I often need to write detailed reports for higher-ups (stressful and not enjoyable!), but I'd rather be designing new CSS stylesheets. Sometimes I just stress out about writing for a whole day and don't get anything done. I've thought of doing something more enjoyable and lower priority but I'm worried that when I'm done with that, the high-priority tasks will still be there, and they won't be any easier, appealing, or less stressful. Has anyone had any success breaking up their work like this? Have any strategies for success? How do I know how much time I can afford to spend on the low-priority stuff? How can I avoid just procrastinating on the important stuff while doing the things that make me love my job?
posted by rwatson on Jul 4, 2011 - 6 answers

I would prefer not to? Wow, not a huge Melville crowd, I guess

A person actively avoids doing what he knows will make him happy. He just doesn't want to do it. Psychologically, what's going on here? And more importantly, perhaps, why should he do what he doesn't want to do? What arguments, appealing to either his reason or his emotions, might he consider? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Jun 29, 2011 - 37 answers

How to stop digging myself unnecessary holes?

Mildly self-destructive behavior: why do I do this and how do I stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Possible to collect way-retroactive EDD?

Is it worthwhile to try to talk to EDD about retroactive unemployment benefits? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2011 - 5 answers

I am a horrible person: New Baby Edition

I flaked out on a friend's new-baby acknowledgment... for two months! Exactly how much of a transgression is this, and what (if anything) can I do to mitigate the damage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2011 - 22 answers

How can I do everything I want to this Summer?

There are so many things I'd like to do and learn this Summer before college starts back this Fall. To make things tougher to accomplish, I have ADHD. Are all the things I would like to do really possible? Any tips/hacks/etc.? [more inside]
posted by BenS on May 14, 2011 - 7 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

How to motivate or force an ADD student to self-study?

I'm a college student with pretty serious ADD who's doing an Independent Study contract in a sink-or-swim situation on a topic I love and am motivated to research. However, I can't actually bring myself to start to do it seriously, and have wasted nearly half the quarter. Stress is mounting, time is nigh, my ability to follow my own schedules near-zero so far. How do I salvage this? [more inside]
posted by reenka on Apr 26, 2011 - 32 answers

Help an afternoon person become a morning person!

I naturally get a strong productivity burst in the late afternoon/evening . Unfortunately, this doesn't sync up well with the actual hours of my 8-4 workday. How can I shift my biological clock to let me get stuff done earlier in the day? [more inside]
posted by gallusgallus on Mar 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Is there a shrink who can get me off my ass?

Recommendations for a therapist in NYC to help me address self-sabotage, procrastination, and other behaviors that are making my life shitty. [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Feb 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Quarter Life Crisis, Redux

When I'm not in school, I feel like my life has totally dead-ended. I'm starting to think that stress and anxiety are the only things that motivate me. How do I stop delaying (and being terrified of) reality and finally become a real (adult) person? The details inside are super long, and I apologize for them in advance. [more inside]
posted by timory on Dec 29, 2010 - 17 answers

help! I can't concentrate!

What do you do to snap yourself out of a completely unfocused, unproductive state? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Dec 26, 2010 - 25 answers

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