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Dear Lifehacker, I find myself getting bored with even simple things. Sitting in a meeting or class, going to the movies and sitting in one place for three hours, even going to a concert — they all sound like fun, but I hate the idea of doing one single thing for hours on end. I’m usually OK once I’m actually doing any of them though! How can I improve my fragmented attention span so getting into these things isn’t so difficult?
Many of us think of meditation as sitting cross-legged and silent for a long period of time. But you can gain the many important benefits of meditation through your everyday activities — in stillness or in movement.
Chrome: If you have trouble getting things done without finding yourself on Facebook, Twitter or your favourite productivity blog, Time Warp can help. It tells Chrome to show you a message when you try to procrastinate, redirect you somewhere else or time you so you see how much time you’re wasting.
Figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life is a difficult task, especially when most of us are terrible at picking jobs we’ll actually like. Besides your skills and passions, one important yet less obvious guideline for choosing a career is motivational fit.