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u/RollingRED · 190 pointsr/getdisciplined

Aside from the suggestion to check for ADHD, you may also want to see if you are being hindered by perfectionism.

It sounds like you have an issue with procrastination. Is it just a lack of focus or is it because you psyche yourself out with your tasks?

I know quite a few people in your situation and I was one myself. We were called "gifted" or "talented" when young because we're able to coast through life at a young age. We then internalize those expectations and believe that because we're so smart (supposedly) that:

  • Working hard tells people we're not as gifted as they think we are
  • Everything we produce should be effortless and wow-worthy from the get go
  • If we work hard and fail it means we're actually dumb and worthless (since so much of our self-image is based on other people's perception of our talent)

    These ultimately lead to procrastination. Any tasks that present mid-difficulty or above will seem overwhelming because it would mean we have to put in more to produce an exceptional result. We procrastinate because it seems like so much effort is needed that it's overwhelming.

    The longer you procrastinate on a task, the more difficult it will seem and the more you feel pressured to give an exceptional result to show people it's worth the wait. That adds pressure and stresses you out everytime you think about it so you procrastinate some more.

    Rinse and repeat. Now you are weeks behind a supposedly simple deliverable.

    If that is what's happening to you I would suggest the following:

  1. Break tasks down into small manageable chunks that you can accomplish in 15 - 20 minutes (the Pomodoro technique)
  2. Put your tasks down on a To-Do list so when you check things off you can give yourself a sense of accomplishment. I personally like Asana but any tool can do.
  3. Learn to adopt the growth mindset (link goes to 10 min TED talk), which will help frame intelligence and success in a more positive way — you're always growing so failures don't define you— than what you've internalized until now
  4. Use positive visualization (imagining your desired outcome vividly) to clarify goals, overcome stress and build confidence

    I also highly recommend the book
    Psycho-Cybernetics, which is about how visualization will aid your subconscious to solve problems for you, including any self-image or confidence issues. Its techniques will also help you figure out what you really want from life and yourself.

    With the above tools and resources, plus a lot of reading and self-reflection, I was able to fix most of my procrastination problems and become the most productive member on my team. I hope they work for you as well. Good luck.
u/Nezteb · 18 pointsr/productivity

> Start small to build regular routines.
> Wake up at 6 am before trying 5 am ⏰
Exercise 2 days/week prior to 5 days/week 💪
> Read 15 min/day preceding 60 min/day 📚
Meditate for 5 min before tackling 20 min 😌
> * Pack a healthy meal 3x/week ahead of daily 🍎

via Todoist on Twitter

A good book on this subject is The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy.

Another is Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, although it's longer and more technical.

Both books exist in audiobook form as well.

u/HailStormBuffalo · 10 pointsr/getdisciplined

Well, I have been in this situation for decades, but I've been paying attention to the problem and finally I feel like seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.


There is a theory called "The Rider, the Elephant and the Path". you can watch a video here:


I would make a slighty change to that theory. I would not name it "The Rider, the Elephant and the Path", but "The Rider, the Elephant and the Destination". For me, being aware of the destination is more important that making the path easier. According to the Stoic philosophers, you cannot change what is outside of you, but only what is inside. Thus, you cannot change the path, but you can change the picture in your mind of your destination. What I am learning is that having a picture in your mind of your destination is very important. Is your goal.


My recomendations to read:

  • The Parkinsowns law. It is about how we manage time.
  • The Will to Die (Dorothea Brande's book: "Wake up and Live") find it in Amazon.
  • The Strangest Sectret, by Earl Nightingale (do not confuse it with "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne)
  • As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  • Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
  • If How-To's Were Enough We Would All be Skinny, Rich and Happy by Brian Klemmer
  • Feel the Fear, and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

    (I am not receiving any commision from amazon or anyone by recomending this resources)


    I am sharing with you all the resources I am using. You have to be realistic and understand that It will take some time for you to change your ways. For me its been around three or four years, but it does not have to be the same for you.


    When I read a book I do not finish it and begin to read my next book. No, I don't do that. I jump to other books and come back and learn. My goal is not to win a trophy for reading a lot of books, but to understand how they are linked to each other. To illustrate this, watch this video from Tai Lopez recorded way before he was famous. I've read and listened to the audio version of "The Strangest Secret" multiple times, more than 20. I still turn my car stereo and listen to the audio version from Amazon during my commute. It is a small but very powerful teaching.


    I recomend for you to begin with "The Stranget Secret" and stick with it for a few months. It is not about you noding and then go and read your next book. In the book "As a man Thinketh" there is a powerful line: You have to learn how to "watch, control, and alter your thoughts." If you can do that, you are in the next level.


    Use a journal, and try to write anything you learn and the connections you made with the material you read.


    After "The Strangest Secret" I read "Wake up and Live". In the meanwhile I was also reading "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway". It is very intersting how you can read along two or three books and link the ideas together. The book "If How-To's Were Enough" is very powerful too. It will show you the real reason behind why you do not finish your work.


    I hope you take at least a month to read and follow what is in this entry in Reddit. It took me three or four years to digest those books and videos. Please do not watch one after another. Take your time to reflect and make notes in your journal. Write and make drawings of all your thoughts. You will need them later, when trying to make conections between recources.


    I leave you with one of my favorite videos on the subject, Think BIG.




u/seb693 · 8 pointsr/askwomenadvice

Read this book:

It’s about a plastic surgeon who discovered that some of his patients would still remain unhappy with themselves/ how they looked even after plastic surgery. He began to study the beliefs and thought patterns behind this.

I think it might be a good read for you. I hope you discover self love, because for some people plastic surgery does help them feel better about themselves and for other people, it does not.

You can also read in that book how people felt after getting plastic surgery that went “wrong” and how they dealt with the guilt of choosing a surgery that was supposed to help them look & feel better, but didn’t.

I think reading this book may help you feel better about yourself and help you discover self- insight

u/CaptainCruiser · 7 pointsr/AskMen

I'm also a writer with a mild speech impediment. Same kind of thing. Funny coincidence! The difference between you and I though is that my voice is quite deep; even as far back as the third grade, people were remarking about my deep voice, I remember.

I started stuttering around the time I began puberty. That lasted a long time. I've also had trouble with mumbling and slurring my words. I also had a knack for being "the quiet guy". These are all issues I've dealt with since childhood. I've mostly overcome it by:

  • Speaking deliberately. Think about what you want to say, take your time. Imagine you're in a movie and act a little if you have to, fake it until you make it (I find movies to be inspiring, but that's just me). There's no rush.

  • Speaking confidently. This is easier said than done, ironically. Confidence has something to do with it. For me, I started with thinking of myself as an honest person. "I'm an honest person", I told myself, "I tell it like it is". Once I'd begun thinking of my self-image as an honest person, I started speaking my mind more often, and I was no longer the guy who either doesn't speak or can't speak! Just don't overdue it, use moderation, nobody likes a blunt asshat. Self-image goes a long, long way.

  • Practicing talking. I know it's stupid. I know. But really, practice talking. Talk to the dog if you have to, let your neighbors think you're crazy, doesn't matter. Speculate about future conversations when you're alone in your car, what you'd say in a specific argument, narrate your thoughts, whatever. I find that I enjoy talking about things I'm passionate about, like movies and video games, so I like to pretend as though I'm explaining a game I love to someone who hasn't played it.

u/dehmise · 5 pointsr/Stoicism

That's a good question about brain chemistry. Yesterday I was actually wondering about how people with a chemical unbalance in their brain and to what extent they could be Stoic. And then I questioned myself if I could have a chemical unbalance and realized that if people put off trying to learn about Stoicism and put it off based upon the assumption it would not work because they think or know they have a chemical unbalance then they would not reap any benefits from it. If you had a chemical unbalance in your brain any Stoic teachings may still be very beneficial to you regardless. That turned into a little rant, but back to topic - I think it was good that you came off anti-depressants and decided to combat your negative moods by expanding your own mind. As a word of advice, if you ever find it hard to change your old depressive habits, and this goes for anyone else too because this is of up-most importance to have knowledge of, in my opinion, that you should study the power of the subconscious mind to change old errors you have inputted into your mind and stray away from your old self image. It is key to know how your subconscious mind functions when trying to incorporate new habits and a new mind set. I recoccmend these 3 books for starters

1)ISBN-13: 978-0671708825

2) ISBN-13: 978-0399176135

3) ISBN-13: 978-1614270195

Edit: I may make a post about why learning about your subconscious mind is very beneficial to anyone and also why it helps much with the teachings of Stoicism.

u/SignorHolmes · 5 pointsr/desabafos

A primeira coisa que eu tenho a dizer é: não se rotule.

Você disse que foi diagnosticado com fobia social severa. Daí a tendência é você usa isso como um paradigma e, ainda que implicitamente, no fim das contas, você acaba agindo como alguém que tem fobia social, mesmo quando poderia agir de outra forma. Em vez disso, pense em algo mais saudável, por exemplo, em vez de pensar "eu tenho fobia social" pense "eu tenho curiosidade sobre a dinâmica da interação social e vou me empenhar para suprir esse necessidade, vou aprender o máximo que eu puder sobre isso e aplicar o que eu aprendi".

A segunda dica que eu dou é: coloque-se em situações em que as pessoas (i) têm interesses em comum com você e (ii) têm que interagir entre elas. Faça isso de forma gradual, sempre tentando ir um pouco além do seu limite a cada vez. Pode ser um esporte, um curso... acredito que aulas de teatro seriam excelentes no seu caso. Pode ser até mesmo uma coisa que você já faça sozinho, e que você pode passar a fazer com outras pessoas. Se for uma coisa que você faça bem, melhor ainda, pois as outras pessoas vão reconhecer seu valor e você vai se sentir mais à vontade.

Uma coisa que me ajudou foi ter feito curso de inglês, porque havia momentos em que eu tinha que interagir com as outras pessoas. Mas como ninguém lá sabia falar inglês direito ainda, todos acabavam ficando um pouco inseguros na hora de interagir e ninguém ia me julgar pela minha insegurança já que eles presumiam que seria por eu ainda não dominar a língua. Daí eu tomei gosto por estudar inglês, virei o melhor da turma e, como resultado, muitos dos meus colegas vinham interagir comigo espontaneamente e de forma amigável, as mulheres também. No fim das contas, fiz alguns bons colegas com quem mantive contato mesmo depois de ter saído do curso.

A terceira dica que eu posso dar é, se você sabe ler em inglês, estude o livro Psycho-Cybernetics. E eu disse estude de propósito, que é para vc ler com calma, sempre pausando para fazer anotações e relacionar com a sua vida. Apesar de ser um livro publicado há muito tempo, tem ensinamentos utilíssimos. (se não souber ler em inglês, tente achar a versão em espanhol na internet). Se for ler mesmo esse livro, saiba que algumas opiniões do autor são meio que ultrapassadas, mas a ideia central é válida. Esses dias mesmo eu estava assistindo a uma palestra do Miguel Nicolelis e teve um momento que ele falou algo que é, praticamente, a premissa centra do livro.

Outro livro que também é muito útil é Como fazer amigos e influenciar as pessoas. Esse livro dá ensinamentos práticos de como interagir com os outros. Ele me ajudou MUITO!

Uma analogia possível de se fazer sobre esses livros é a seguinte: se em vez de aprender a lidar melhor com gente, você pretendesse aprender a escrever textos melhores você precisaria (i) aprender a ter ideias mais criativas e (ii) aprender boas técnicas de escrita para por no papel o que você criou em sua mente, certo? No seu caso, o primeiro livro ensina como ter ideias criativas a respeito de você mesmo. Ele ensina a construir uma imagem melhor de você mesmo, para que você tenha mais segurança na hora de agir. Já o segundo livro ensina as técnicas sobre como expressar quem você é perante as outras pessoas, de modo que seja mais agradável para todo mundo.

Mais um livro que eu posso indicar é A mente vencendo o humor. Esse livro ensina técnicas de Terapia Cognitivo Comportamental para você aprender a controlar e alterar seus pensamentos e suas emoções. Como você disse que tem fobia, acho que vai ser muito útil. Se for ler esses livros que eu estou indicando, comece por esse aqui!!

AAhhhh uma dica prática que eu já ia esquecendo. É o que eu chamo da "regra do 'e você?'". Para puxar conversa com alguém vc pode falar sobre qualquer coisa, mesmo que seja corriqueira, vc expressa seu ponto de vista e termina dizendo, "e você?". Isso impede aquele silêncio constrangedor, que faz agente pensar que falou besteira ou que a outra pessoa não está nem aí. Vc faz isso e presta atenção à reação da pessoa... vê se ela está tentando corresponder à interação, se está investindo na conversa também... não se julgue nem se puna se isso não acontecer. Deixe as coisas acontecerem e faça os ajustes necessários ao longo do caminho. Tente também prestar mais atenção ao que a outra pessoa tem a dizer do que aos seus pensamentos, ou ao que você acha que deve falar em seguida. Mas também não vire totalmente passivo. Volta e meia faça um comentário, diga "que legal" quando achar algo legal, se a pessoa contar algo de que ela se orgulha dê um hi5 (um "bate aqui na minha mão")

Eu digo isso porque o nosso cérebro e um algoritmo de Inteligência Artificial funcionam de forma mais ou menos semelhante (aqui vai mais um livro em inglês. Esse, porém, é um ebook gratuito e se chama Boundless Mind). Portanto, naturalmente, nas primeiras tentativas você pode fazer o papel do cara chato, esquisitão, pode ficar sem saber o que falar, etc., mas se prestar atenção, aprender, corrigir e repetir, meio que como um mantra mesmo, o que eu disse lá no começo (eu tenho curiosidade sobre a dinâmica da interação social e vou me empenhar para suprir esse necessidade, vou aprender o máximo que eu puder sobre isso e aplicar o que eu aprendi), você vai melhorar aos poucos.

Acho que é isso. Se eu pensar em mais alguma coisa, volto aqui para complementar. Boa sorte!

u/rw3iss · 3 pointsr/simpleliving

This book, "Psycho-Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz, talks a lot about this, and coincidentally I'm 6 hours into the audio version at the moment (which you can find if you're clever):

u/ifyouonlyknewwhywedo · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Psycho-Cybernetics - I read this book when I was in grade 11 to 12. I don't even know how I came upon it, was probably walking through a bookstore aimlessly looking for some direction. This was years ago.

I guess here is a coles notes version of it. I think alot of it I had applied it to my life subconsciously. I probably didn't really understand all of it at that time.

Anyway, proof is in the pudding. Fast forward 20+ years later, I am successful in my profession though I am an extreme introvert at heart but for my profession, I appear to be way more out going that I am. My motto has always been fake it til you make it, well I made it, but there are days I still have the faker feeling. *shrug - it's life*

u/Jack0fDiamonds · 3 pointsr/TheRedPill

Sorry for the previous reply-yes I'm an asshole-I had no idea what GAD abreviated was.

Take medication for this condition if you are not already-and keep switching them until you find one that works for you and with side effects you can manage without more scripts, and only use homeopathic/herbal remedies.

I would also highly recommend reading or listening to anything by Anthony Robins He'll teach you how to break down your problem with anxiety, and start from an easy step by step process and overcome it.

I also recommend reading this book for further control over your anxiety

u/firesnakeprophecy · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

You don't need to be a psychic because everyone already is a psychic.

As far as practice, it really takes 3 weeks before most people will see improvement with any new skill. I would even say give it 3 weeks for the shock of change to wear off and more like 3 months to really feel comfortable. (Kind of like going to the gym). This M.D. talks about the 3 weeks thing early in this book.

An interesting take on psychics currently employed in government is when Robert Monroe talks about bumping into a secret service agent in the astral when the President was visiting his town (I think it was his first book. You gotta wonder if those secret service agents are being trained in all forms of security detail - including psi attacks.

And if psychics in groups can do defense work, I"m sure they can do offensive work as well. This is the conspiracy forum and I don't have any hard evidence, but you gotta wonder how someone like Tiger Woods falls off so hard. Gets caught in a scandal where he loses billions of dollars in sponsors.

You think the guy down the street gets pissed losing a few thousand on NFL Sunday? Imagine how mad sponsors would get after losing billions? (You can't exactly lay physical hands on a figure as prominent as Tiger Woods - very similar to all the "meltdowns" we see from pop music stars all the time - Kayne, Britney, etc).

How many back surgeries is Tiger going to have? Someone needs to tell this guy he needs a witch doctor not a surgeon. And he's been "cursed" by a powerful CEO sorcerer with even more powerful military wizard friends with lots of cool top secret toys.

It's not that much of a leap to imagine corporations like Nike or AT&T have access to classified government technology either. Colonel Corso in "The Day After Roswell" even says this is how they keep reverse engineering secret. The tech gets farmed out to private corporations and reported to the public as "breakthroughs" or "discoveries" from a Boeing or Dow or whoever.

Mind control tech would fit right in with athletes or musicians or actors (Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Scientology, etc). Nothing becomes popular or gets to the top of any charts that will reach millions of people without first having to confront this very real reality of thought control and influence.

Tiger Woods father was a very smart man. He didn't say his son would be more important than Gandhi without good reason. I just don't think his father knew the specifics of how the impact would play out.

Also, the topic is not remote viewing, but I do cover the surface layers of it in a videocast I just did about aliens. I had promised in an earlier thread I would eventually get around to telling that story so here it is if people are still interested: Part 1, Part 2 - and I hope to have Part 3 next week.

u/churlishjerk · 1 pointr/AskMen
u/McLuhanSaidItFirst · 1 pointr/malefashionadvice

The guy who popularized the modern use of what we call 'affirmations' was a plastic surgeon who had a patient who was horribly disfigured in an automobile accident. He made her face beautiful again but when she looked in the mirror she saw an ugly person. He helped her see her own beauty again.


> a person must have an accurate and positive view of him- or herself before setting goals; otherwise he or she will get stuck in a continuing pattern of limiting beliefs. His ideas focus on visualizing one's goals and he believes that self-image is the cornerstone of all the changes that take place in a person. According to Maltz, if one's self-image is unhealthy or faulty — all of his or her efforts will end in failure.

Imposter Syndrome

I recently started wearing a tie every day even though no one around me does. People treat me better, I feel more like myself when I wear a tie so I'll keep doing it because I like it.

u/throwaway444235183 · 1 pointr/selfhelp

Part 2

As for figuring yourself out, I am still in the process. I've been told its a life long one. But I've learned more in the past couple months than the rest of my life. And here is what helped. Reading self help books. Various, but I'll list the ones with the biggest impact. Also personality typing books helped a lot. They may not be 100% accurate but they have accurately targeted thought processes that we all have and seeing them fully explained in a way that matched a majority of my life was chilling and revelating.

I'll warn you that spirituality and religion is rampant in self help books. Earlier in my life I found this repulsive and rejected a lot of things that could have helped me because I was a firm atheist. You know, I was a logical little kid and I believed in what I could see. I was calling bullshit on the whole god deal in junior high without any outside influences. I even used to go to church and I live in a very religious area, it just didn't jive with me. But I have realized that while spirituality often manifests itself in the form of religion, it is something that we all will have. Spirituality put simply is meaning in a seemingly meaningless universe. And you will want it. Before you die, you will want to know that it all mattered. For a lot of people they turn to religion. For other people they try to help others(HEY LOOK AT ME). As such a lot of the people that write self help books are religious and they insert God heavily into their texts. This does not invalidate anything they have to teach you. If you put down a book because the writer is religious then you are only hurting yourself. I do not extend this opinion to televangelists and the like. There are snakes in the field pretending to help people because its an easy way to make money. But mostly, the self help field is powered by people who really want to help others and who gives a fuck what they believe IF they can actually help people. The universe is fucking crazy if some people need religion to deal with it so what.

Personality typing is what I got to first.. it helped me recognize some of my motivations for the actions I take and the books on the personality types themselves are self help books. I prefer the enneagram to others and the best book to start with for that is Personality Types by Don Richard Riso. I've moved on a bit from this as I have more pressing concerns like finding a fitting occupation that I like but I will definitely return and explore. In understanding yourself, you can understand other people better.

Psycho-cybernetics Updated and Expanded by Maxwell Maltz. Once you understand a bit about how you work and what you want, how do you make yourself get there? This book is how. The whole book is based around one thing and how to apply it - what you think you become. It sounds kinda dumb but it is a truth. A man thinks about building a house, then he builds one. Everything that we've done started as an idea. We pull from the metaphysical(feelings, thoughts) to build from the physical(the universe). This includes our mind and body, because somehow the mind is (seems) metaphysical yet clearly relies upon physical matter that can be changed. So the mind can change itself. There is a section of the mind that operates autonomously, the sub conscious. This book aims to teach you about it and how to operate it.

Now I am working through the audio book of Its been very good so far and has a very practical workbook for figuring out what you really want to do. There is much philosophical thought on what work should be and really opened my eyes to what it could be. Before, I just needed money. I wanted something tolerable that made adequate dollars. But that may not be the way. As well it has much information on actually getting the job once you know what you want.

These may not resonate with you. Nobody made this list of books for me, I had to find it myself. I did read reviews and look at recommendations, but nobody said read this, this and this, and you'll be good to go. I don't think it works that way, but these are definitely great books.

You are reluctant to stop the weed because you were already like this before. What does that have to do with anything? If my foot is already hurting, and I go kick a door, it is just going to hurt worse. Regular weed use decreases motivation, its a fact. You can read studies if you need to see it to believe it. Slight impairments in pretty much all areas, which you definitely do not need if you are ADHD. Also some studies suggesting it can alter brain development for the worse. And not to mention the smoke.. You need your brain and lungs at 100%. You think these 19 years have sucked? Well you have a lot of years left. Conclude what you will. As for the anxiety and insomnia, I suggest ashwagandha. Its a godsend with no side effects. If you get it, you need to make sure it says KSM 66 as that is the more effective version. It also varies per vendor but swanson is a good brand and the one I use.

Okay! You read my essay what now. Go to the doctor and get medicine. Yes they have side effects, yes they suck. But they work. First one doesnt work or the side effects too strong? Do not be complacent, change dose or change medication. Dose can be extremely important. On viibryd 40mg I have sleep paralysis and wake up after very short time leaving me extremely exhausted. Also insomnia. I've been on viibryd 20mg for 8 days and nearly all the negative effects have vanished. I just cut my pills in half, no need to go back to the doc just to test dosages.. although perhaps that was a bad idea because the reason I made this throw away account was to vent during a huuuuuuuuuge mood swing. That morning I was out walking listening to self help audio books planning my future. And all of a sudden I was slumped down asking myself why I ever thought I could achieve anything. Withdrawals can be rough.

My straterra, an adhd medication, the only side effect it causes is that its a little harder to urinate. Grants me a lot of control. Someday, I hope to be well enough to not need the viibryd. But I will never not need the adhd medication. My mother smoked while pregnant and breastfeeding and it damaged my brain. It sucks, its a fact.

How I broke my loop -

  1. Desperation
  2. Ayahuasca/mindfulness
  3. Time/letting my brain mature and the adhd to taper off a little more
  4. Medicine
  5. Self help books

    Also don't assume that the mushrooms did nothing. It took awhile for me to realize what ayahuasca had done and how I could use it, I'm talking months. Although I haven't done them(I am interested in that though. Heard good things).