People have their own internal motivations. Don’t assume what motivates one person motivates another. With every new person suspend judgment and listen for intent. What drives them? Also remember intent can change over time. With this knowledge you’ll be better informed in how to move forward in your relationship.
They are linked. Your sleep affects your ability to perform. Time management for any project must include an adequate sleep schedule for all participants. If you want to do your best work get your best sleep.
There is a sequence to any non-trivial process. Therefore it is beneficial to be deliberate in the order of activities and decisions. Discover useful heuristics and keep priorities salient to improve flow.
Jumping to conclusions without relevant observation increases the liability of your biases. Those premature judgments build upon each other over time. Make your observations, test them, and verify via peer review.
You think your are more rational than you actually are. This is your bias blind spot. Like a visual blind spot it prevents you from seeing reality. Acknowledge your judgement is easily skewed by internal partiality and seek out other people’s perspective to get closer to the truth.
Life can be dull, but know it’s all perspective. Your interests will wax and wane on any given topic. Be comfortable adapting or switching tasks to suit your current passions. Life’s too short to be bored.
Self-control is a skill requiring practice. This skill is a very new evolutionary trait. Because of this we are prone to impulsiveness and environmental influences. Set aside scheduled periods of time for disciplined thought and behavior.