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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

Avoiding the deadly confluence of procrastination and self-destruction

I have Important Things I Have To Do, but I'm having trouble doing them. Instead, I find myself wanting to do a variety of plainly self-destructive things. This happens to me a lot-- but why, and how do I deal with it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 13, 2009 - 21 answers

Self directed cognitive behavorial therapy?

What are my options when I have decided that I want to receive cognitive behavioral therapy, but I live in a non English speaking country with few mental health resources in general? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2009 - 9 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

Help me block some software and some internet at some times.

I would like to find software that will restrict both software use and access to particular internet sites (by whitelist or blacklist) based on the time of day. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Feb 3, 2009 - 6 answers

mISO bored

ProcrastinationFilter: What are some good search terms to plug into Youtube's search engine for an ample stream of entertainment? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jan 23, 2009 - 24 answers

How to control worry and focus on what needs to get done?

How do you stop worrying so you can work? When you start to freak out with worry, how do you stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2009 - 19 answers

Can I lockdown computer with XP and Leechblock?

How do I prevent family member from procrastinating preventing video games and IM tools using Win XP and limiting surfing using Firefox tool- Leechblock? [more inside]
posted by InvestorMD on Dec 23, 2008 - 7 answers

How to get rid of my internet / procrastination habits?

How to get rid of my internet / procrastination habits? [more inside]
posted by rintako on Dec 7, 2008 - 16 answers

I need to live under the threat of disappointment

I'm a terrible procrastinator. I have an idea for a solution, but it requires other people. Does this sort of thing exist? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Dec 4, 2008 - 12 answers

Pulling the Fat out of the Fire

I have fucked up yet another academic semester. This is the third time--I fucked up as a freshman, took time off, came back, fucked up again, took more time off, and came back and have repeated the cycle. Only now, now that I've realized I've shot myself in the foot again, I desperately want to recover my academic career somehow. Is it possible? Is it over? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2008 - 34 answers

Help me believe in myself

What did you do to get over your deep-seated belief that you'll fail at everything you do? In the past this has manifested itself in overtly self-destructive behaviors (e.g. substance abuse), and while those are currently under control I still engage in massive self-sabotage that I'm pretty sure is connected to my belief that I do not deserve success and will fail at anything I try to do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2008 - 18 answers

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