How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It - ACM Queue


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7 weeks ago by bytebot
Have you ever come into work, sat down at your computer to begin a project, opened your editor, and then just stared at the screen? This happens to me all the time, so I understand your struggle. Even if you love your job, you don't always feel like doing it every day. via Pocket
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8 weeks ago by muhh
But there is something called "precrastination," and it is actually really good for you.

As you're working on a project, your brain needs to take breaks—not just to recharge, but also to form new connections and create new ideas. That's why getting up to wash the dishes, fold the laundry, take a shower, take a walk, or any other low-key activity that allows you to let your mind wander for a while can be really good for your productivity overall.

When you do something that feels satisfying, your brain releases dopamine (just as it does when you cross an item off a to-do list—because it feels good!). So, when you take a walk midway through your work session, your brain gets a hit of dopamine.

That dopamine triggers the parts of your brain associated with creativity and gets them working. That's when those magical aha! moments happen, because your brain is sending energy to the areas that help you make connections and see things in new ways.

Next time you are stuck on a project you don't want to start, try doing something that you know will be satisfying. You just might have a bright idea while you're rinsing off your dishes, and that will make you excited to run over to your computer and get to work.
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8 weeks ago by janpeuker
According to a study by the American Society of Training and Development,1 people who commit to someone else have a 65 percent chance of accomplishing the goals they set. That number goes up to 95 percent if you commit to a specific accountability appointment with that person.

Scientific studies have shown that talking about feelings out loud actually decreases stress and the bad feelings we're experiencing.
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How to get things done when you don't feel like it: (some damn good tips here)
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8 weeks ago by rukku
Gamify your process
Reserve calendar time for every project
Get other people involved
Talk about it
Practice the art of "precrastination"
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8 weeks ago by dagh
Have you ever come into work, sat down at your computer to begin a project, opened your editor, and then just stared at the screen? This happens to me all the time, so I understand your struggle. Even if you love your job, you don't always feel like doing it every day.
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How to Get Things Done When You Don't Feel Like It
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Have you ever come into work, sat down at your computer to begin a project, opened your editor, and then just stared at the screen? This happens to me all the time, so I understand your struggle. Even if you love your job, you don't always feel like doing it every day.
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