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Productivity tips when you can work only in dribs and drabs

I am not making much progress on a few difficult writing projects that require concentration and "deep work". I tell myself that I'll wait until I have a substantial block of uninterrupted time (say, four hours or more) when I can get some serious work done. Unfortunately, such blocks of time are few and far between. [more inside]
posted by akk2014 on Oct 3, 2014 - 7 answers

Too many interests, not enough time: how to be realistic and choose?

I am a diagnosed ADHD inattentive type (comorbid with anxiety and major depression) who has WAY too many personal pursuits, hobbies and interests. For this reason, I often feel overwhelmed and end up starting but not finishing (or continuing to seriously pursue) many of them. This cyclical behavior makes me anxious and miserable, and it fuels my procrastination tendencies. Occasionally, I will get a jolt of enthusiasm that helps me start a project and finish it, but this is really no different than any of my other impulsive behavior that is, ultimately, inconsistent rather than disciplined and habitual. I often beat myself up and tell myself I'm a failure because I do so few of the things that I talk or think about doing. I also beat myself up (less often, but enough that it's cause for concern) even when I *do* start and finish a project/pursuit - the reason being that I still didn't get all of the OTHER things done. How do I choose one or two things to really focus on deeply, and accept and be happy with those choices? How do I stop letting myself get caught up in the allure of "everything else"? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Aug 2, 2014 - 9 answers

Triumph of the Will

What are some movies that deal with the theme of self-discipline? [more inside]
posted by twinight on Oct 5, 2012 - 41 answers

How to stop worrying and love myself

Lately I have been binging on self-help books, surfing the internet for articles on family issues -- I just want an answer, to know what went wrong and how to fix it. But everything seems hollow. I feel horribly stuck and I desperately want to move forward and I don't know how. Lots and lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by bunderful on Nov 27, 2011 - 18 answers

What characteristics exemplify a disciplined person?

What characteristics exemplify a disciplined person? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Sep 13, 2011 - 10 answers

I really kinda thought I'd be a better person by now :(.

I've spent decades working on the same personal flaws, and despite clear goals and clever attack strategies, nothing ever seems to stick. Is it even possible to permanently "fix" specific aspects of one's character or personality? If so, how? and how long does it take? [more inside]
posted by gallusgallus on May 16, 2011 - 27 answers

We need the willpower to promote self-discipline.

My class is in charge of promoting the value of "self-discipline" around the school in the form of posters/messages/etc during the month of June. What would be some good ways to promote that value? [more inside]
posted by Memo on May 6, 2011 - 10 answers

You know what they say about loose lips, right?

I have a tendency towards gossiping and spilling secrets. How can I get better control of what I divulge in conversations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Diet + Marriage = Halp!!!

We both need to lose weight... But I need some help figuring out how to successfully do it together. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2009 - 23 answers

What is a writing retreat really like?

I've been awarded a place in a month-long writing residency/retreat in the countryside. But I'm scared! What if I'm no good at it? [more inside]
posted by different on Feb 1, 2009 - 12 answers

I need discipline! (no, not that kind of discipline)

Help me re-develop personal discipline without tearing myself to pieces. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 26, 2008 - 12 answers

You need concentwation.

How do you develop focus, drive, and personal discipline? [more inside]
posted by Saxon Kane on May 11, 2008 - 28 answers

I need a drill sargeant to make me get fit.

How can I develop a healthier lifestyle despite my significant lack of initiative? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Jan 25, 2006 - 39 answers

How do you get through mind-numbing tasks?

I'm dealing with some boring things to do at work. I'm wondering what things you do (mentally, emotionally, procedural 'tricks', self-benefits/rewards, discipline, etc.) to get yourself through stuff you find excruciatingly boring, but necessary. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 1, 2005 - 9 answers

Seeking Self Discipline

Any ideas on increasing self discipline with respect to personal habits? Particularly in a College/Academic setting? [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Mar 9, 2005 - 14 answers

The Nibbler Strikes!

The nibbler strikes! Why can't I just sit here and work (or read MetaFilter) without constantly munching on sunflower seeds, popcorn, gummi bears, and the like? Anyone here ever overcome a too-much-snacking-in-front-of-the-computer habit? Any advice will help. Thanks.
posted by whatnot on Jul 19, 2004 - 28 answers

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