Questions specific to productivity at home as opposed to work or when away from home.

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Disconnect from work at home

I recently moved to a new company which has a big dimension (worldwide presence). We're using a custom framework build in several componentes in mixed languages with lack of documentation, most ...
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How can I use Agile/SCRUM at home?

As a software developer at work, I really enjoy working in SCRUM. When I come home at the end of the day, it's easy to waste time, especially when I get my two kids in bed and I find myself in front ...
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How to get started after getting home from work?

My situation is little different in that getting home from work is a 40 min hike up a hill - 250m elevation over 3.3km. When I get home I feel tired, and it's easy to just sit around and the time ...
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Is there a community where professionals who work from home can work together virtually?

I work from home, but I think I'm much more productive around other professionals who are also (or at least appear to be) working hard. I wondered if there are any websites where people could make ...
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What are the best things to do when reaching home after work in order to be productive?

I am working as a computer programmer in a government firm. My job timing is 07:30am to 02:30pm. I leave for work at 7:00am and come back to home at around 04:00pm. After reaching home, I usually have ...
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DIfficulties working when I am not at home

I have a job where I work mostly with my laptop. I sometimes work with my laptop from home, and feel this environment is perfect for me to work in because I can wear my comfy jogging trousers, ...
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What are the 'things' that help 'people' work productively

Just to be more clear. I recently spent on a decent office chair from Staples and a wide office desk from Ikea, which really allowed me to work productively for long hours from home. I also have got 2 ...
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How to do intellectual work pressed by deadline under extremely bad emotional conditions

Which strategies can help you get your intellectual work done, under these conditions: Work of an intellectual nature (e.g. PhD thesis, scientific paper, etc) Strict deadline because of life ...
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What do you do while eating? [closed]

Not so much a question about eating at work, but eating breakfast and dinner. What I've been finding is that I don't have anything else to do while eating. I can't write emails etc. Sitting and just ...
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15answers
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How to spend less time cooking?

What are some good tips to streamline the process of preparing food? While i enjoy cooking and eating fresh, the whole thing takes up a lot of time. What do you do to speed that up? Do you prepare ...
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6answers
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How to stop obsessing over my to-do list?

The past two years have been crazy. In 2010, I graduated from college and my now-husband and I purchased our home. In 2011, I started a master's degree and we got married. This year, I started a ...
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5answers
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Work at Home vs at the Office

I am self-employed in software development and I can work either at home or at office with my friends and co-workers. I have a sub-notebook which I connect to peripherals at home or at office. The ...
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7answers
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How to use bathroom time effectively

I spend a non-neglible time in the bathroom, sitting on the pot. It occured to me that I could be using the time better and not let precious productivity time literally go to waste. So, how do I ...
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1answer
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Managing an exceptionally large working week

I'm currently a full time developer (9-6). I am also currently working on my own business idea in my free time. This business idea will take a fair amount of effort to get anywhere near completion. ...
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3answers
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How long should you keep letters/paperwork at home

I know that it is important to keep letters when you're asked for proof of address, bank statements, licenses etc etc, but how long should you keep these? I currently have paperwork dating back to ...
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3answers
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What's a good system to organise paperwork at home

Can someone please recommend me a good system which I can use to organise paperwork at home. I need to organise paperwork for all family members and the paperwork involves. Car insurance Home ...
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2answers
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Organization system for cables, adapters, etc - electronics clutter

First a bit of background: I have most other kinds of physical and virtual "stuff' organized, but over the years I have accumulated scores, if not hundreds, of cables & adapters from a variety of ...
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3answers
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How can I track my personal projects?

Are there any freeware tools that I can use to track time for personal projects. I would like to create and split the project in tasks and assign time against it. I am looking for a tool that helps ...
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How to plan my weekend so I do more useful work?

My whole weekend goes in playing computer games and watching movies. However, I would like to plan my weekend for better productivity so that I can for example work on hobby projects and improve their ...
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How to be more productive at my own side project while having a family and a full-time job?

I have a 9-6 full time job and trying to develop a project on my own. I can only work on it during my off hours, meaning after 7pm. It looks like I have full 5 hours till midnight, but after dinner ...
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Lighting for a work from home room

I'm preparing a room to work from home (behind a computer) and it doesn't have any windows, so no natural light :( What kind of lighting should I use to create a nice working mood without straining ...
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4answers
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How to capture everything when work stuff and home stuff need to be kept separate?

Because of the nature of my job most personal electronic devices are off-limits at work, including accessing personal e-mail accounts. Likewise, I cannot access work e-mail at home, and really should ...
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How to use GTD both at home and at work

I'd like to use GTD, but work in an office away from home. I rarely take work home with me, but sometimes, for example, bring bills to be paid to work with me. I would especially like to hear from ...
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How do I apply 'CRM' in personal life?

I see the sales guys at work using CRM techniques where they have a massive database which reminds them when to call people, make notes about when and where they are going on holiday, etc. So, now I'm ...
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What are the best practices for being productive when working from home?

What tips can one provide to get the best programming results when working from home? When kids and spouse are home, is it possible to get any programming done in these circumstances? Please share ...