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How do you get through the day when your project is mind numbingly boring?

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Look up symptoms of ADHD and wonder if my inability to just power through is a sign I need medical help. Though not sure if this qualifies as “getting through”

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Instagram, LinkedIn jobs, crying in the bathroom stall

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Taking 20 minute bathroom breaks while playing phone games

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Download reading app on your desktop and pretend to be reading an article or document

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We have all lived through a few of those . You will be fine - there is always music if you need to take your mind off at work for a bit

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I listen to audiobooks or podcasts and take micro-naps while staring at my computer screen.

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