TheMadScientist - 4:25 am on Apr 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
simple todo lists might help. do it, cross it off then do the next thing.
I've tried those, but I always get so distracted while I'm trying to think of all the stuff I need to write down my mind starts to wander and I'm usually farther behind than if I would have left the list alone and just posted here from the start. LOL.
Actually, I've started 'moving the office' around so I'm not always trying to work from home... The local coffee shop is actually a good spot for me to get work done personally. For some reason I find when there's noise and distractions around I'm much less easily distracted, as contradictory as that may seem.
Posting here really helps me out too, especially when I get to a 'frustrating point' of code or something. I usually post about something totally unrelated and stay away from the topic of whatever I was working on to help clear my mind and take a break for a few minutes, then I'm better and can focus on whatever it is I'm trying to get done again.
An example of how posting helps me out a bit is I haven't posted in the PHP forum much for quite a while, because when I post here it's a bit of 'me time' away from what I've been working on, and I've been coding quite a bit lately, so this is my '5 to 10 minute break' I hope you've all enjoyed it... Back to the grind.