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The Important Habit Of Just Starting

Every single day, my to-do list is a reminder of all the other projects I haven’t started. The passion projects that I ‘just don’t have time’ to do. And when I do have time? That familiar friend — fear — comes knocking at my door.

Visualise How You Want Your Day To Go To Stay Focused And Productive

Visualisation techniques help elite athletes perform better, and we can do the same thing to improve our workdays.

Sometimes Making Progress Means Being Unproductive

There’s a big difference between being busy and actually being productive. Oddly enough, being busy often feels good because it’s familiar and it makes us feel productive. Productivity may feel good, but sometimes making true progress means giving up that feeling.

This AutoHotkey Script Silently Judges You When You're Not Working

If you’re having trouble with focusing at work, maybe an app that blocks distractions isn’t quite what you need. Maybe you just need a good, old-fashioned shaming. This AutoHotkey script can give you the nudge you need.

Flowstate Keeps You Focused On Writing By Deleting Your Progress When You Stop

Mac/iOS: Focus is important when it comes to any task, and if you have trouble staying focused while writing, Flowstate can help. Namely because, if you get distracted and stop writing, it will delete your progress.

Block Out Distractions And Regain Focus With Mental Narration

If you’re having trouble focusing on your tasks, narrating a short script in your head about what you need to do might help you zero in.

This Chrome Extension Blocks Distracting Web Sites, Insults You To Get Back To Work

Chrome: If you need a little help getting off of Facebook or Reddit and getting things done, Go F**king Work for Chrome has that in droves — and yes, that’s its (censored) name. No nonsense, no frills, just sharp, pointed advice.

Improve Your Creative Process By Figuring Out Your Weakness

We all work a little differently depending on our personality, and that goes for creative work, too. Knowing your habits, behaviours and weaknesses can help you optimise your creativity.

HazeOver Dims Distractions By Fading Background Windows On Your Mac

OS X: HazeOver makes it easy to focus on the task at hand, even if you have multiple windows open on your Mac. All it does is dim background windows and your desktop, while keeping the front, active window bright on top of all of them. When you switch so does the lighting, helping you to stay focused without distractions.

Get Rid Of 'Reactive' Habits To Improve Your Focus

You might call them “distractions”. Maybe you call them your “to-do list”. Whatever words you use, they’re the things that keep pulling you away from what you should be doing right now. These habits require your reaction, and they get in the way of real productivity.

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