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I create a todo list with only 1 thing showing. I either skip it or work on it but there's only ever 1 thing. If I drift off, I look at that again every 10 mins (via alert) and get back on track.

It's the only thing I've found that keeps me reigned in to a single task and grinding down the work instead of wasting away hours.

I do a similar thing: my work PC's todo list is a few tasks (with maybe a line of detail on some tasks), but my calendar has a daily repeating all-day "reminder" titled the current meta-task. That way whenever I glance at my phone it's enough to send me back on track.

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