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Bubbles
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I need to stop procrastinating, does anyone have any advice on how to avoid my crippling addiction to video games and watching random videos on YouTube?

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    Find something that you actually wanna do.
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    step two:
    DELETE FACEBOOK
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    Gamify git's bathroom tiles :)
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    @Condor how do you go about that?
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    It only takes will and discipline, and to build that takes time but you have to start.

    I found this app called intellect, it guided you through thus and other problems you might have.

    Here
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...
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    I found another app: Atom
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...

    For meditation and training the mind, this build sup will power and consistency. I just started the journey, it looks good.
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    @mundo03 probably a dumb question does meditation help you stay focused/productive?
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    @Bubbles well, that is what meditation is.
    By exercising how ti control your focus and understanding how your mind works, you can definitely focus and think better.
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    @mundo03 I'll have to attempt to do it regularly then
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    @Bubbles x contributions a day, y contributions a year etc.. decorate those tiles with fancy shades of green :3
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    @Condor fair enough I suppose. It’s not often that I update my stuff on GitHub (typically wait til I’m done with it) but I’m trying to break that habit
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    I have the same issue...
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    One thing you could try is to plan beforehand what you are going to do tomorrow (/afterwards). Try to make it as easy as possible to start working the next day.

    Don't finish tasks each day but leave something for the next day so that you already know where to begin.

    And if you find yourself still procrastinating, look through the task and maybe force yourself two write the first line of code or even a comment, and then return to your YouTube videos. Your brain will start processing the task subconsciously, and it will become easier to stop procrastination at some point.

    And sometimes you need procrastination. That can be mental preparation to a problem you don't know yet how to handle. Don't blame yourself for not getting as much done as you thought. Instead, focus on knowing what you need to do next and how you will start to figure out the next problem.
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    @electrineer that’s actually what I’ve been doing I’ve just not been spending as much time programming as I’ve wanted to if that makes sense
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    @electrineer thanks, procrastination is a huge issue with me and it drives me crazy
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    @Bubbles GitHub tracks commit timestamps, so you can do regular commits with occasional pushes or even fiddle with the commit timestamps before pushing to achieve the pattern you want (assuming there are no collaborators or forks which would break from time hacking)
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