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duckycode9925dhello @MrHallows recently I asked here on devRant for tips on how to learn more and I think some of the answers might help you a bit, I usually have dealt with issues like yours in the past I've been trying recently the Bullet Journal Approach and so far I've been getting pretty good results overall, you might want to give it a try!
Root6692925dCaffeine and chocolate always helped me.
Also writing down a list of things I need to do, step by step. Each one looks easy, so it motivates me to tackle them next.
Another thing that I’ve found helps is to have some terrible show on Netflix. Whenever I get bored or few the need for a distraction, it’s there. But it’s terrible so I don’t care enough to watch it or even know what’s going on. I’ve found NCIS is perfect for this: long running, predictable as hell, decent enough that I don’t want to turn it off, and still boring enough that work is always more interesting.
EmberQuill220025dWow, are you me? I am also 29, also have ADD, also frequently start projects over because of feature creep, and even our profile pics are similar. Weird.
Anyway, I've found that music usually helps me focus. Especially upbeat/energetic music like trance or classic rock. I can completely lose track of time while coding if some good music is on.
As for the feature creep problem, I still struggle with that too. Sometimes I'm able to keep it in check by having a document for all of my "wouldn't it be great if...?" ideas. Instead of immediately switching gears and implementing a new idea, I write it down somewhere with the intent of going back later. Sometimes that helps me keep a project from growing exponentially.
@EmberQuill Damn, that is super weird.. @_@ Pretty interesting, though, to say the least. Haha.
Yeah, I have definitely found music to be very helpful, as well. I have a playlist titled "In the Zone" that I usually play while coding and it does help to keep my mind focused and active. For me, I've found instrumental music to give me the sharpest focus because lyrics tend to draw my attention.
And I actually have been using an app called GitJournal for jotting down ideas as much as possible, but I'll try having a document open on my desktop for that while I'm coding. Thanks for your feedback!