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    Time Blocking/Calendar Blocking

    Have you tried doing the same but with the hours? I fell like that might be overikilling it, but if you can do so I'm sure it will be even more productive.
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    Quitting full-time job and freelancing for full-time income

    If you have enough money saved in case it doesn't work out and your family supports you (it might get a bit hard if they don't agree), I say go for it. That is, of course, if you already can have a good income from your freelancer jobs.
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    Atmoshphere for success

    What I've found is that the most important part for me is music. Wiith music in my earphones the place is not such big deal. Besides that, I need a spce where I can work without interruptions and with enough space to put all my stuff. Lots of books also help me being a lot more inspired. If...
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    Self-Development and Self-Esteem

    I thing it comes from this meirl stuff, all people joking about depression instead of seeking help, I understand it's better to laugh in hard times, but there's a point in which it turns to mock instead of anything else. Creating something is always a great way of improving one's selfsteem. The...
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    “A Brave New World,” by Alduous Huxley

    Huxley wrote another piece about this, Brave New World Revisited. It's a series of essays in which he talks about that. For him, we were staring to live (this was on the 50s by the way) in a mixture of the worst of Brave new world and the worst of 1948. Mind you, I think we should also add the...
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    Sticking to goals, hoping for progress

    That's tough, sorry to hear that. I don't think there is a problemn in that, maybe the places where you are looking are not the rigt ones? Or maybe you need to polish your curriculum a bit more. Maybe instead of one you could do two or three applications a day.
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    Being criticized

    It depends, if the one who's telling you to change is doing it in a nice way and because he or she want's to see you improve, then of course it's ok. On the other side, if they are only trying to be toxic, then, that's also ok if you know that is a flaw. Screw them, the important thing is to...
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    Smartphone Apps for Increased Organization

    Productivity wise, I'd say any pomodoro app is good. If you enjoy RPG games, maybe Habitica would be a good choise, it's a task manager but with a game design (you go on quests and gain experience). Daylio is kind of a journal, but made really simple, you just put what activities you made the...
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    Coping with putting a dog down

    When my dog was 18 years old, he could no longer move as much as he liked; he also developed a few other problems. The first thing we did was calling a vet. After a few test, she told us that he was sick but not in pain, still. What we arranged was that the moment he started suffering was the...
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    A Better Storyteller

    The best advice is always to write. As much as you can I mean, that way you get a lot of practice. Besides, I think that the other best advice is what come in the form of a poem by Bukowski So you want to be a writer? if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it...
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    Becoming A Writer

    So many great writers were rejected plenty of times before someone actually got to see how good they really where. Just to name two, Stephen King got regected I think 40 times and Jose Saramago also got rejected a lot before someone accepted to publish him.
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    Becoming A Writer

    In my case my current goals are a more short term. Right now I want to become fluent on both Italian and German. I try to practice everyday and carry around the things I need in case there is a small chance of practicing. Being in touch with your goal in some way helps a lot I think.
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    A way out of procrastination and achieve your goals

    What I've found it's that there are certain places where I can't really concentrate. I avoid those when I need to do something important. I also try my best to eat before starting so I’m not thinking about that kind of stuff. A place where you could look more info is college info geek, it’s...
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    Researching ancestry to see your families past.

    Because of my family history, the only people close to me are my parents and brothers. From one side of the family (my mother's side), although they are nice enough, we don't really spend too much time together. From my father's side, well, as long as I can avoid them I can have a somewhat calm...
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    Busy mommy

    What are your plans about it? Are you self-publishing your books?? How much time do you spend writing? I know it’s full time but, how much is that? Some people find a lot easier to write just at certain hours. I think that knowing when you are more productive and giving yourself deadlines help...