Just started a new job that moves way faster than me. I'm scared that I can't keep up. What can I do to make it work? [more inside]
Most "distracting" sites I can block by an entry in my etc/hosts file (Mac OSX 10.8.2). e.g.: 127.0.0.1 plus.google.com But this method doesn't seem to be able to block gmail. [more inside]
I am a first-year university student. There are eight days of no class until my week of finals. How should I stay productive and focused? [more inside]
What apps do you use to help you stay focused on work? I'm looking for Mac and web apps. I don't have clinically diagnosable ADHD, but I'm curious about what's out there and can certainly use the help sometimes.
ADHD sufferers and busy types in general: how do you handle the mental transitioning between different projects, or areas of your life? [more inside]
What can I do to my office to help keep me calm, focused, and motivated? [more inside]
How important is context to getting work done? What are effective ways to manipulate context to get more done? [more inside]
I need to work my butt off, burn the candle at both ends, turn on the afterburners, etc etc. I can work just fine, but I don't know how to be that guy who puts in 16 hour days and sleeps on a cot in his office. How do I become that guy? [more inside]
What are some tips and techniques to take advantage of 15-30 minutes of free time here and there to get things done? [more inside]
I recently finished a very rigorous school year. For the last month I was in class/lab/doing homework around 12-16 hours a day 7 days a week. I am looking for tips, anecdotes or exercises for keeping up a similar, though less crazy level of productivity now that I am not racing against the hard deadlines (homework and projects, tests, etc.)? [more inside]
I am looking for a service that will let me create messages that interrupt me at randomized intervals while I'm using my laptop.
Please help me find a service or tool that will let me create messages that interrupt me at randomized intervals while I'm using my laptop. Probably this would be classed as a productivity or self-help app, but I can't find anything relevant via Google or poking around sites like Lifehacker. [more inside]
I had something traumatic happen a little over a week ago. I need my brain back. When do I start to worry and what do I do? [more inside]
How do you stay motivated in cubicle hell? I go through bouts of being motivated, sometimes for weeks. I am on top of my emails. I am making the phone calls. I am knocking down deliverables. I am having productive team meetings. And then something happens. I can't be bothered. I don't actively manage my inbox. My commitment to following GTD falls apart. I let certain things slip through the cracks. I just don't feel like doing any work. And then two weeks later I get motivated again. This has plagued me forever. Same thing in university. It's like I have ADD but instead of losing focus in the span of seconds, I lose focus in the span of weeks. How can I keep my foot on the gas pedal and feel like I am not a corporate bum half the time. Anyone else like this? Anyone have any tricks for keeping at a steady productive state?
How do you keep a mediocre job/work environment from getting you down? [more inside]
I have begun treatment for adult ADHD. What things can I do during the next several weeks to objectively measure my progress? [more inside]
How do I reboot myself when I feel like I'm getting nothing done at work? [more inside]
What are some safe, non-addictive drugs that have the same positive side effects of Vicodin? [more inside]
I have the attention span of a gnat. [more inside]
How do you stop worrying so you can work? When you start to freak out with worry, how do you stop? [more inside]
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]
How do you get back in the swing of things - catch up on work, personal goals and commitments after getting lost/overwhelmed/giving up etc..? [more inside]
How do you develop focus, drive, and personal discipline? [more inside]