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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

Come on little brain, you can move!

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]
posted by gmarceau on Oct 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Help! I've fallen and I can't get up!

How can I change my habits? I'm a graduate student, and I am taking my PhD qualifying examinations within the next year. I am down to the wire and I need to change my habits, and they are very, very bad. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 6, 2008 - 15 answers

Worker, Parasite, and a Leopard.

How can I make an optimized "Work" account on my Macbook, with a few specific requirements? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Capture the magic of the olympics--two weeks after it's over.

What's the best way to catch all of the olympics that I missed? It seems like NBC's coverage was narrow at best and I'd like to see some of the great stuff they didn't focus on. Is there the equivalent of a boxed set of olympic footage that will show up on netflix at some point, or am I just stuck cobbling together olympic torrents?
posted by mecran01 on Aug 24, 2008 - 12 answers

Oh man, I should totally make this website when I have a free weekend...

How do you keep track of your project ideas? How do you get yourself to follow through on them? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jul 18, 2008 - 14 answers

What gives with these velocicarmageddon high scores?

OK - this is stupid, but how on earth did these people get such high scores on Off-Road Velociraptor Safari? I got 1,000,000 points once when the game crashed mid-jump, but I can't fathom how these guys got scores in the billions!
posted by sfz on May 26, 2008 - 12 answers

How should I track my internet usage?

I'm looking for an application that tracks my software and website usage that is not RescueTime. I'm extremely uncomfortable with the data being transmitted to a website and want something that stores it on my computer, not anywhere else. I've also used MeeTimer, and found it too buggy. Does anyone have any suggestions?
posted by schroedinger on May 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me make better use of these 24 hours.

Seems like I cannot figure out what to do with the 24 hours I'm given. Help me make use of every minute I have by doing positive and fun things, and at the same time, move on from my failed relationship. [more inside]
posted by cyanide on Apr 30, 2008 - 19 answers

Self-Help Strategies

I’ve just finished reading The Now Habit, an incredibly useful and inspiring book on overcoming procrastination. What’s the best approach to implementing and then retaining the strategies presented in this, or any other, book? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Apr 28, 2008 - 9 answers

How to 'fess up to slacking off.

I haven't done any work yet, but I swear I will soon - (how) do I tell my thesis advisor? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Apr 27, 2008 - 20 answers

Taxes not done. Help.

It's Tax Day already?! [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Apr 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Are there ways to manage anxiety without the use of medication?

I'm anxious. All the time. About everything. Everything! Are there ways to manage this without the use of medication? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2008 - 43 answers

Grading papers and apologizing when I'm way behind the power curve

Help! How do I face my employer and students when I've really f*cked up! [more inside]
posted by notcomputersavvy06 on Mar 18, 2008 - 21 answers

Will a smartphone make me more or less organized?

Procrastinators: Is your PDA/smartphone a net negative or a net positive from a productivity standpoint? [more inside]
posted by fermion on Dec 4, 2007 - 12 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

I need to sell half a house to a family member, and I don't know how.

How do I sell half a house to my brother, who’s living there? My only sibling and I have inherited our late parents’ house as part of the estate. He’s currently living in it, and is happy to stay and is interested in buying my half out. I don’t want half the house; I do want the money. [more inside]
posted by Savannah on Nov 7, 2007 - 4 answers

How do you stick to your long-term goals?

How do you maintain sight of your long-term goals? I chronically sacrifice long-term success for short-term gains and it's not working out for me. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Oct 16, 2007 - 20 answers

I love science. Should I give up my science classes?

I'm a science nerd who's transitioned to the humanities because of repeated fuck-ups. Now I'm giving up the last few science classes I have and it's ripping me apart. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2007 - 21 answers

How can I help my boyfriend face his serious, long-term roach problem?

How can I help my boyfriend face his serious, long-term roach problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2007 - 61 answers

Personal stories about how you stopped procrastinating.

Tell me about specific tasks over which you used to procrastinate and how you successfully conquered the beast. [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Sep 6, 2007 - 13 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'm incapable of getting tiny tasks done.

Most procrastination advice seems to include something along the lines of "Break up tasks into small manageable bits" and "Keep a to-do list." I procrastinate on tasks that are too small to break up and I already have a to-do list. It's getting worse and worse. I think it has something to do with social situations. [more inside]
posted by chelseagirl on Jun 7, 2007 - 26 answers

I'm afraid of my mail

For several months now, I have had a bizarre phobia of opening my mailbox. I only open it once every few weeks, grab what's inside, and throw it in a pile in my apartment. Then after I pay the bills, I don't really look at anything else. It's like I am afraid of what's inside, some collection bill (I've never had a credit problem) or something. I can't put my finger on it... [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Apr 30, 2007 - 33 answers

Getting out of the procrastination hole

When the deadline for all of your projects was two weeks ago, everything is at priority #1, and stress levels are at an all time high, how do you step back, get things in order, and progress so you can catch up and get back on top of your life? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Mar 26, 2007 - 24 answers

Group Procrastination.

I am looking for punishment suggestions for a group of procrastinators. [more inside]
posted by user92371 on Feb 25, 2007 - 24 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

Is this a mental condition -- or am I just a world-class procrastinator?

Within the last few years, I've increasingly had to fight off my own tendency to break things down into nearly infinitesimal parts in order to get anything done. For example: I'll decide to have friends over for dinner. I'll invite them. I'll begin to peruse cookbooks, see recipes I like -- how will the side dish go with the entree? Is there a better place in town to get the chicken as opposed to the asparagus? And the music -- it would be nice to have a good jazz soundtrack going -- Sketches of Spain -- no, no! -- Johnny Mandel's score for "The Sandpiper"! Which I have on vinyl. Somewhere... the next thing you know, I've been out in the garage for 45 minutes, trying to dig up my copy. [more inside]
posted by mrkinla on Jan 27, 2007 - 27 answers

Songs To Kill Procrastination

MotivationFilter, MusicFilter: What particular songs motivate you? [more inside]
posted by pipstar on Jan 17, 2007 - 34 answers

I need it to be Greek to me just this once

I want to use the myth of Pandora's box for a project. I was hoping to find some text written out in the Greek alphabet to use as part of the project. [more inside]
posted by eggplantia5 on Dec 12, 2006 - 5 answers

Motivation for summer semester

How can I get motivated to do well in school during this summer semester? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Jun 27, 2006 - 11 answers

Future Brissie

I'm moving to Brisbane, Australia soon for university. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by divabat on May 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Let's get on with it!

I'm looking for software that will help me make better use of the time I spend on my computer. It should help me stay productive and discourage procrastination. [more inside]
posted by koenie on Apr 11, 2006 - 9 answers

How can I attain a good mark for my dissertation?

I've got 10,000 words of a dissertation to write in 30 days. It's an undergraduate dissertation, but I really, really, need a II:I (2:1, II:1) or above. Please see inside for more information! Thanks! [more inside]
posted by dance on Mar 2, 2006 - 18 answers

Communicationfilter. Worst webmaster ever? Or perhaps that should be Worst. Webmaster. Ever.

Help me control my blood pressure while getting my (young, surprisingly inexperienced) coworker to respond to my requests to improve our company's website. [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool on Feb 8, 2006 - 16 answers

Caffeine kills my procrastination dead. Why?

My procrastination killer: Caffeine. But why? [more inside]
posted by slater on Feb 2, 2006 - 21 answers

Hanukkah candles

Can anyone give me some advice on where to get Hanukkah/menorah candles today, here in Salem, Oregon? Specifically, anyone know if the big box stores, or Hallmark, etc. are carrying them. Normally me mum has sent them but not to be this year...
posted by docpops on Dec 24, 2005 - 12 answers

Calendar program with automatic reminders?

Is there a calendar program that will automatically remind me to do things on a certain date every month? Like, you know, pay my (ahem) credit card bills... [more inside]
posted by MrZero on Dec 12, 2005 - 24 answers

How can I change my time-wasting ways and transform myself into a super-efficient super human?

How can I break out of my 27-year-long habit of procrastination? I'm looking for tips to help me mentally as well as specific tools or methods that will help me manage my time better -- especially at work. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 5, 2005 - 35 answers

How do I find a procrastination therapist?

How do I find a procrastination therapist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2005 - 9 answers

Why does alcohol overcome my procrastination?

Does anyone have any insights into the neuroscience behind alcohol's success in helping me overcome procrastination? [more inside]
posted by hifimofo on Aug 21, 2005 - 19 answers

re-learning how to be a drone

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?
posted by psmealey on Feb 22, 2005 - 13 answers


ProcrastinationFilter: Help me hack myself out of wasting time on the Internet. I want to only allow myself 2 hours of bloglines a day - is there a technological solution (that will work on my PowerBook)? [MI] [more inside]
posted by cogat on Jan 29, 2005 - 22 answers

How do you stay focused on a project when you keep having new ideas?

How do you stay focused on a project? [+] [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Jan 7, 2005 - 22 answers

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