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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

You want me to get a file cabinet? Really?

Interested in finding a personal organization system like Getting Things Done, only NOT geared towards middle managers from the late-1990s. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 20, 2010 - 18 answers

Word Process Sores

Name me an online word processor that gets on well with my aged laptops. [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Dec 9, 2010 - 4 answers

How to lose my apathy and get a PhD

How to Be Awesome and Finish a PhD? I'm in my first term of an engineering PhD (post-bachelors and 2yrs working in industry). My work is sucking: I don't do enough homework or research. How do I get back the drive I felt in high school when I was a clueless single guy who felt he had to prove he was brilliant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Is this ADD?

Does this sound like ADD? And what should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Nov 9, 2010 - 25 answers

She waited a year to tell me this...

Any suggestions to help my (unemployed, uninsured, high-risk) mother get insurance or assistance with apparent macular degeneration? Difficulty: she's in California, I'm in Oregon and we're both broke. [more inside]
posted by geckoinpdx on Oct 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Why can't I just WORK???

Why can't I just WORK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2010 - 56 answers

How can I change my boss's time-wasting ways?

How can I help my procrastinating, disorganized boss improve his workflow? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn on Aug 27, 2010 - 3 answers

Like ironing to flatten out the wrinkles in my life

I'm a bit disorganised and sometimes a bit depressed, and I think I want to advertise for someone to come over once a week and spend maybe two hours helping me to do all of the practical things I need to do - paying bills, applying for courses I want to do, and the like. Is this the worst idea ever? [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Aug 15, 2010 - 15 answers

School for the anti-student

How did you make school "work" for you? [more inside]
posted by Taft on Aug 11, 2010 - 35 answers

A shiny, a shiny, my queendom for a shiny!

I work at a desk job where the bulk of my projects take place during the academic year. As I have ADD [ADHD inattentive type], routines and a high level of activity really help, and I've worked hard to get things where they need to be. Once again, however, the summer slump is kicking my ass. Please hope. [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Jun 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Too old for this.

This is my second semester back after a 4 year “break”. I’ll be 30 very soon and really want to earn my degree. I really enjoy the classes and the discussions on the readings. When it comes to writing the papers I completely shut down. I always underestimate the difficulty of a task and the amount of time it will take to complete. It’s not that I forget. I do a lot of thinking about the paper and the topics – in my head. I have never in my entire life, completed anything before it was due. I have never written a draft. Now that the assignments are for more than 5 pages I am really struggling. I’m drinking way more caffeine, smoking more, sleeping less, completely discombobulated. My grades have been good – when I hand in the work. [more inside]
posted by mokeydraws on May 18, 2010 - 25 answers

Am I a crazy person from crazytown?

My Get It Done is different than everyone else's Get It Done: If I tell somebody I am going to do things (file my papers, go to the store, clean up kitchen..etc) it will not get done. if I write it down , it does not get done. But I keep my mouth shut and just keep the plan in my head, it gets done. What is going on here? Do other people do this? Is there a name for it? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 17, 2010 - 27 answers

At least I didn't leave it to the last week

5k in 5 weeks for the physically unfit? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on May 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Is architecture a good fit for me?

Is architecture a good fit for me? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Apr 29, 2010 - 14 answers

Developing effective work habits in high school

What can I do to help my brother form a strong work ethic while he is young? [more inside]
posted by mossicle on Apr 26, 2010 - 10 answers

How do people with two jobs actually get them both done?!

I know that what I'm trying to do - work one boring full time job and one creative part time job at the same- is not unusual. I know millions of people do it every day. But the combination of tiredness, poor time management, and procrastination is making it seem impossible. Help! [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown on Apr 6, 2010 - 13 answers

[Silence]

Thank you so much for getting me to seek therapy. You're the best. Now I need more help, because I don't know if the therapy is working. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 - 22 answers

How to manage my time management system?

I'm starting to exercise some control over my time. Help me make this work. [more inside]
posted by parudox on Mar 13, 2010 - 6 answers

He missed a deadline again

I'm conscientious. Some people I work with are not. Help me understand them and keep my cool. [more inside]
posted by PatoPata on Jan 25, 2010 - 53 answers

Teaching to Distraction

I teach college. I have ADD. I have some kind of mental block against fully planning my courses. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2010 - 6 answers

Am I in the wrong sort of job?

Has anyone "cured" a bad procrastination habit by taking a new job that has strict deadlines -- i.e., one that leaves you with really no way to procrastinate while managing to keep your job? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jan 3, 2010 - 24 answers

Overcoming procrastination

Has anyone here ever actually overcome procrastination issues, so they don't bother you anymore? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2009 - 23 answers

I need a sense of urgency.

Like most people, I work much more efficiently when there is a looming deadline to focus my mind. Has anyone found a way to 'trick' their minds into thinking a deadline is more imminent than it is, to increase productivity?
posted by Kiwi on Dec 15, 2009 - 28 answers

How do I make the most of the Internet?

How do I make the most of the Internet? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence on Dec 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me get over my stupid complexes so I can enjoy/succeed in college academics/life.

I'm finally on my own and liberal arts school should be the place for me. But I'm still approaching my coursework from the standpoint of "how little can I do and how late can I do it and still not utterly fail," and it's making me hate myself. [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Nov 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Yet another Friday night...

GoodTimesFilter: Instead of going out and being social, I tend to make excuses, saying I need to stay in to complete work - which I often don't actually complete, due to procrastination and distraction issues. How I can quiet this negative voice, and go out to have a good time? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Nov 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Wait, sorry, what?

Call it procrastination, call it forgetfulness, call it disorganization, call it laziness-- whatever it is, it's affecting my work life, and I want it to stop. [more inside]
posted by cereselle on Nov 13, 2009 - 25 answers

Long-Distance Friendship for Introverts

Introvert Filter: please help me revive a friendship! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 18 answers

Focus, brain.

I've written 10 of 20 pages of dense literary research in short spurts here and there. How do I spend all day tomorrow finishing up the rest? As a lifelong procrastinator I'm fixated by the fact that my paper isn't due for another 7 weeks, but I'd rather complete the bulk of the work tomorrow. How should I prepare to do challenging intellectual work for long stretches of time? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Oct 26, 2009 - 20 answers

The more I'm in school, the less I study.

I can't or won't study. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Ouisch on Oct 7, 2009 - 34 answers

What's that unusual gift?

Help me find that elusive gift! [more inside]
posted by horseblind on Sep 24, 2009 - 9 answers

slip sliding away.

I've installed laminate flooring about a year ago, and individual pieces are sliding around. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me stop procrastinating and get my work done!

I cannot seem to stop procrastinating on a work project, and the deadline is looming. I have no doubt that I can get it done if I can just make myself get the work done, but I cannot make myself concentrate and buckle down and get it done! [more inside]
posted by dumbledore69 on Aug 12, 2009 - 22 answers

Too much time, too much to do.

TemporalFilterRedux: I've got about two weeks (starting today) before my graduate classes kick back up. I have a bunch of things I need to take care of between now and then, in no particular order. I've always had a problem with time management (as previous questions of mine demonstrate), so I'm looking for advice on how to deal with this two week block, and how to make sure that I get everything, and don't just sit around, watching TV. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Aug 10, 2009 - 24 answers

I have an awesome job - but I'm too afraid to actually work?

I have an awesome job - but I'm too afraid to actually work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 30, 2009 - 21 answers

Going back to school at 29

Teach me how to study, please? I am 29 and going back to school to complete my BA. I haven't been to school in around 4 years. I don't think I have ever studied for anything. [more inside]
posted by mokeydraws on Jul 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Paging Julia Cameron!

Published writers, how did you deal with post-sale paralysis? [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Jul 11, 2009 - 15 answers

I want you to un-fix my internet!

I have a TP-Link TL-WR340GD router and 2 PCs: one of them is connected to the router through wireless, the other through a LAN cable. I'd like my router to cut off my internet every day at some fixed hour without me changing anything on the 2 PCs. [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jun 17, 2009 - 5 answers

How much procrastination is normal?

How do I know if I'm working as hard as I should be, or if I'm slacking off too much? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me get my leechblock back!

Firefox add-ons have stopped working - help! [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Jun 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Bad id! No biscuit.

Curbing impulses: what are some simple, in-the-moment tricks for interrupting reflexive behavior patterns and restoring self-control? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Apr 27, 2009 - 9 answers

Extreme procrastination

I'm in trouble because I try to ignore trouble. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2009 - 23 answers

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