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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Yeah, but then you'll have to pay someone else to do it.
    Yea or you know it just doesn't get done. Welcome to my world where everything can go fuck itself and nothing matters.

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    What @FDG and @pinkgraffiti definitely works. It's gotten better/easier as I've gotten older. I have a lot more will-power to get things done (ha...the inner nagging voices get louder as I age!) and for longer periods. I've also learned to anticipate and enjoy the feeling I get from finishing some mind-numbing, tedious task...an excuse to celebrate!

    Oh something else, I find it immensely helpful to have everything I need right there at my side. If I have to get up and fetch anything, it's really hard not to go flitting off in search of something more stimulating and before I know it, I've wasted a huge chunk of work time. Music is good but nothing too stimulating. The TV being on or having other people around is okay but again. The background stimulation helps keep me anchored but too much and I will abandon what I'm doing.

    I think it's funny how several of us have mentioned 'talk to others' breaks. I do this, too.

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    Leave it until the last minute, so that it becomes challenging enough, like a game, where you race against time to beat the clock. Then, do it.

    Or, not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger055 View Post
    Yea or you know it just doesn't get done. Welcome to my world where everything can go fuck itself and nothing matters.
    Except when they cut off electricty or you barely have money to get food
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    it's death.

    It's horrible.

    I develop and redevelop the same habits, and have to remind myself of the fate of people wo don't do a or b.
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    I think the best way to deal with tasks such as those is to form habits. To form habits form routines. A simple habit would be: studying/doing homework for two hours everyday. To form a routine-habit would be: separating 2 hours from 7 to 9 etc for studying/doing homework and never change this time unless inevitable. The good thing about habits are they are addictive whether good or bad.

    Summons @Maddy to give us losers some tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    I think the best way to deal with tasks such as those is to form habits. To form habits form routines. A simple habit would be: studying/doing homework for two hours everyday. To form a routine-habit would be: separating 2 hours from 7 to 9 etc for studying/doing homework and never change this time unless inevitable. The good thing about habits are they are addictive whether good or bad.
    The problem here is that adult life can sometimes be an endless string of those types of tasks, thus this strategy (which I used to follow) may not be effective when you have to execute "unpleasant tasks" for the whole day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    The problem here is that adult life can sometimes be an endless string of those types of tasks, thus this strategy (which I used to follow) may not be effective when you have to execute "unpleasant tasks" for the whole day.
    This is the problem with adult life. It's too much.
    You hem me in -- behind and before;
    you have laid your hand upon me.
    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    Except when they cut off electricty or you barely have money to get food
    Maybe for you mortals

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkgraffiti View Post
    THIS. It's all perfect. But I suspect it's because FDG leads with Te. Which is exactly what I turn on when I need to do boring stuff - I organize - I break goals in smaller parts, divide my time, award small rewards to myself etc. And definitely, talking with other people when I'm losing enthusiasm helps fuel Ne and bring back the challenge. But I guess FDG is more comfortable on doing this for along period of time. I'd be tired if I had to do it for more than a few days/week.
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