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What's your "ritual" to focus and get work done?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RakeItIn, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. RakeItIn

    RakeItIn Regular Member

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    I browse BHW a bit then get some tea and play some 1920's jazz. That probably makes me sound like a 90 year old but I am actually only 16. My music taste is quite odd for someone my age.
     
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    Nothing crazy. Go to the gym, run with dog, make tea, turn the radio on low and get to work.

    Most important part is to run the dog otherwise she doesn't leave me the fuck alone. :)
     
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    First i get rid of things that need my attention like emails, skype stuff, check stats rankings then I turn Chrome to Earbits.com and I start the job :cool:
     
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    Two non-Brits on the bounce who drink tea - that's unheard of.

    I get up at 5.30, cup of tea, go for a walk on the river for a couple of miles, do some light exercise when I get back, shower and eat breakfast, with a cup of tea, make another tea and then I am good to go.
     
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    Tea is good in the evenings, but in the morning when I get up, I seriously need my coffee :D
     
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  6. RakeItIn

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    I only drink tea and water, soda and coffee gives me a headache. :p
     
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    The routine changes depending on what I am doing but there is always one constant; cleaning. I cannot get anything done if I am in a messy office. Mild OCD requires me to get everything in its place before I can settle down and disappear into my work.
     
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  8. tonib

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    The solution for me is pretty easy - I got a desktop stopwatch that I start when I am working. I have set my goal to X hours and I do not go to sleep until I cover that many hours. Hell, I actually feel pressure not to waste any time.
     
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    I can work better after I drink coffee, then I go out for a while to take short walks around the neighborhood. I also make sure that not only my work table is clean. I also maintain a clean desktop. I remove all of the unnecessary files from my computer.
     
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    The pomodoro thechnique (google it) can really help you. Sometimes when I have problems focusing I do 1 pomodoro - from then everything starts going naturally. Most of the time I turn the timer off after the 1st pomodoro - thats all need to start, but sometimes I keep it running.
     
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    Run to the store, buy a 20 oz RedBull, take a 200mg Mod, turn on my Frank Sinatra, then grab my dry erase board to plot a mind-map.

    BOOM

    3PM
     
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    Wake up at 4:00 am, Pray el Fajr , Read some Quraan, Prepare my Coffee and Get to work

    I find the most important thing for me is waking up early. If I woke up after 9 am, then my day is wasted
     
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    Get up, have a shower, go to work. Simple.
     
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    I work best at night, so I'll put on some trance, or whatever genre I'm in the mood for, grab an energy drink, and get to it.

    The time flies by :D
     
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    I have similar list of things i get rid of you just forgot to add "girlfriend" to it ;)
     
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    I can' .. i just can't , tried all of the above , call me lazy , retarded , whatever , i have been diagnosed with severe ADHD , and i refuse to take medication , nope no Adderall for me .
     
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    I've never done adderall, I was never a pill person myself.

    What I do is listen to ASMR videos on YouTube, they relax me and they also help me keep focussed when I'm writing a fuckton of content.
     
  19. RakeItIn

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    I have ADHD as well but I can focus sort of well without any medication.
     
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    If you paid me enough money to retire to a newly built hacienda on South Beach, with unlimited Cuban Cigars and Evan Williams 23' Bourbon, I STILL wouldn't even CONSIDER touching an Adderall.

    I didn't take one single pill for anything from about age 12 to age 27, not even a Tylenol. One day while reading up on brain and body hacking, I learned of Modafinil. Read a shit-ton for weeks, got a perscription, found an affordable guy... And I did my experiment. That experiment went so well, its not yet ended.

    Mod is crazy ridiculous awesome. I mean, there really is no way with words to describe the effect it has. At first, I tried explaining eugeroics and neuroscience behind them to a few of my closest. I found out real quick that the effects are so amazingly bizarre, that people can't really comprehend it without tying the results to some other but more negatively perceived drug. I mean, I can now accomplish (and do) atleast 2-3X more "stuffs" productively, but at the same time I'm not running around "looking" for stuffs to do, (like washing the walls lol). My memory is sharper than a frogs hair split twice. My pattern recognition is ridiculous in ways I can't even describe. I control and manipulate my sleeping pattern (polyphasic 3-nap everyman; Will be at Dymaxion inside of 6-months), wake up without drowsiness, Get shit done... etc. I seriously put out 18-20 productive hours per weekday, and get three separate 3-hour sleep sessions each day over weekends.

    No lie, as soon as I cut my sleep from 8-10 hours per day to the everyman, and manipulated my neural activity with Mod, my income doubled. In a week. I'm not selling or referring it, so don't even ask for a connect at all. But I give that drug my sworn to Allah, Jesus, Buddha and whoever else approval.


    Deuces

    3PM





    Disclaimer: I'm no doctor. I'm not a professional. Nothing in this post should be construed or perceived to be a recommendation or suggestion or prescription for any medication(s) or life actions or lifestyles used to treat any medical condition, whether that condition is or isn't approved on or off-label usage by the FDA or any body responsible for such designations. If you would like a specific outcome with your neural performance, speak to your Neurologist. BOOOOOM 3PM