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Finding new solutions by describing problem to other people

I noticed sometimes as I'm typing out questions on the stackexchange network I get a whole new idea. It seems like the process of describing the problem helps me think in different ways. Are there any ...
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2answers
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How can i Focus on Learning one Skill at a time?

Well, i have a problem of learning/focusing on perhaps too many things/topics at a time. For instance i am learning a new programming language. By the time i have read few tutorials on the internet, i ...
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1answer
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GTD - Horizons of Focus

I'm practicing GTD with the FacileThings app. I'm doing the control part pretty well (I think), but I'm getting more insecure about the Horizons of Focus / Perspective facet of GTD. The examples for ...
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0answers
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How to file paper based reference materials in a space-efficient way? [on hold]

I'm trying to find a way to file paper based reference materials in a space effective and productive way. I am currently equipped with manila folders, A-Z labelled, and a filing cabinet originally ...
2
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0answers
53 views

Keyboard for walking

I would like to be able to type my thoughts while I am walking. I remember many years ago seeing a keyboard which was controlled by a single hand and had the shape of a grip. Recently I've come ...
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7answers
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how to get over something stupid done in past?

I have a tendency to act out wierdly and angrily, (usually throwing stuff here and there) when I suddenly remember something stupid that I had done in past, and then bang my head over how stupid I was ...
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0answers
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Resources or techniques to improve the design of big projects?

I am working in a big (software) project and I, sometimes, feel that it has too many pieces. Some of the problematic characteristics are: The scope is big and complex. The desired final result is ...
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2answers
953 views

What is the most efficient hands-free mouse?

Hands-free mice are numerous: Camera based head tracking systems: SmartNav, Tracker Pro, FreeTrack, HeadMouse Extreme and HeadMaster, Mouth-operated joystick types: the TetraMouse, the QuadJoy, ...
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48answers
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Which computer-based Pomodoro timers exist and what are their features?

Question I'm looking for computer-based The Pomodoro Technique timers with rational that provide cross-platform compatibility. It should not be restricted to a single Windows edition. Currently, I'm ...
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2answers
146 views

Simple Task Management with dependencies

First, I'd like to state that I read Task Management Application with task dependencies but it doesn't answer my question because I'm looking for something much simpler than that. I'm looking for a ...
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9answers
12k views

A time-management watch with alarms, timers and vibration?

I'm looking for a wrist-watch that can help me in various time-management tasks. I'd like to regularly write down what I'm doing (time logging) so I know where my time is going, the watch could ...
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0answers
43 views

Recommended Productivity/LifeHack/GTD Forums? [on hold]

Besides productivity.stackexchange.com, anybody know of any active productivity, GTD, LifeHack forums? Where else do you hang out?
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4answers
190 views

How to stay focused on achieving my Goals?

I have read many books on goal setting. i made a list of 10 goals for the year and then just did nothing. All of my goals are realistic and specific. They are short-term to mid-term goals. I started ...
1
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1answer
75 views

Articles or tips on formulating (non-language related) knowledge into flashcards for spaced repetition software

There are two main articles I'm aware of about formulating knowledge into flashcards suitable for spaced repetition software (SRS). Twenty rules of formulating knowledge - Piotr Wozniak Knowledge ...
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3answers
145 views

How not to stress and hurry in work?

My way of work is agitated. I work in stressed way even if the deadline is far away... I have a bad habit to try to do everything immediately. My boss told me that twice : take your time, no hurry !. ...
2
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0answers
39 views

Best books on Personal Productivity? [closed]

what are some good books on Personal productivity which have proven practical advice on being more productive and efficient at work? please provide workplace productivity related books also.
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6answers
484 views

How to deal with 3pm slump if you can't take a nap

This article suggests that feeling tired at 3pm is perfectly normal, and should be countered by simply having a nap. However, in some workplaces, this isn't possible (a lack of beds for one). I can ...
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0answers
25 views

How loud should sleep noise be? [closed]

Using white noise is often suggesting for helping people to sleep. The question I have, is how loud should it be? Should it be like voice level, or just a quiet buzz?
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3answers
1k views

Todo list manager with progress bar

After doing some fiddling with some Excel sheets, I saw that it worked out nicely for me to have a monthly or trimestrial todo list with checkboxes and a progress bar on top. The general look and ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to handle perpetually ongoing tasks in Personal Kanban?

I'm exploring organization systems like Personal Kanban and one thing I'm still not clear on is how to represent ongoing activities that are always there and always have to be done. For example, say ...
5
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4answers
910 views

Personal Kanban - Use multiple boards?

I'm using personal kanban and currently have 2 separate boards - one for job hunting and school, one for household chores. Each is has color coded task types in addition. I don't switch between boards ...
11
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6answers
2k views

How to avoid mind drifting while listening?

While talking to someone at work or even on the phone I often find myself drifting off where my attention wanders off. This happens even during short say 5 ~ 10 minute conversations. If while talking ...
7
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6answers
292 views

Effectively converting stuff you read to actual results

I (& I'm sure many of others) go through a lot of trouble to read about improving productivity. This includes Books (59 seconds, Seven Habits, GTD etc.), Blogs (Pavlina, LifeHacker) ...
4
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1answer
128 views

Why am I feeling over-whelemed by the feeling of confidence?

I've been having self-esteem issues for years now. And have been trying in vain to overcome it for the over-all well-being and improvement of my life. I think I finally got it into my head that ...
3
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1answer
68 views

Is it possible to improve vigilance through training?

I would like to know, for practical purposes like driving, coding, martial art training, video games or any activity that require the person to be well focused, if it's possible to improve vigilance ...
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2answers
90 views

Techniques and exercises to improve visualization

Do you know any techniques and exercises to improve visualization? I'd like to be able to solve problems like software design or project management or planing or furnish a room or anything else in my ...
0
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1answer
42 views

Software engineering workflow app?

I am a software engineer and I feel that I am cruelly missing a good workflow and organisation [web]app. Ideally I need : Everything in one place (one app) Permanently stored Possibility to ...
0
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0answers
26 views

How to manage to get more time for ourselves when we have Kids? [migrated]

We have 1.5 years baby. We are proud parents. But after my baby entered in our life every thing has changed. Day by day we are getting less time for ourselves. we are even getting less time to sleep. ...
3
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2answers
241 views

What are websites that enable you to dispatch tasks to others? [closed]

So, based on the Fancy Hands equivalent for Germany question, I wanted to start a question to collect websites which enable you to be more productive and dispatch tasks to someone else. So, which ...
0
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0answers
204 views

Are productivity HUDs effective?

I recently came across a tool that helps people focus on one thing at a time; it's basically a heads up display for your current task, and seems to be geared towards people with dual monitors. Does ...
15
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7answers
6k views

How can I use Outlook folders to implement GTD?

I want to use Outlook folders to implement GTD so that I don't have to use a separate program. How can I set up Outlook folders to be GTD lists?
2
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6answers
430 views

I don't know how to use my time productively after work hours

I work from 8:00 to 5:00 so by the time I get home it is close to 6:00 pm. There are two main things I want to do but I can't: Going to gym which is about 5 minutes drive from my home Studying ...
35
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10answers
4k views

Why does nothing motivate me?

I have had so many family issues that they made me a "bad" person. In simple words, I don't care about anything. People, problems, life in general. I have no morality, no god, no nothing. I am 20 ...
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2answers
94 views

why do i keep procrastinating? [duplicate]

I know I have to get things done but leave things to the last minute. I have a lot of various unrelated projects but they are important. What makes me avoid the things that really need to get done? ...
0
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2answers
52 views

Create a review all deck

I've got bunch of decks in Anki to study kanji, and I'd like to review all of them once a week in a random order. Is there any way to create a deck that adds all the entries from other decks and ...
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9answers
1k views

Techniques to stop procastination

I was wondering if someone know of a good way to get out of procrastination. Like situations when you know you have to do something and the more you procrastinate the more you know you have to do it ...
11
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9answers
585 views

How to calm yourself before meditation?

When I practice mindful meditation (concentrating on the breath), my thoughts wander - a lot. I try hard to bring my mind back but often I fail. What should I do to calm myself before meditation?
0
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0answers
16 views

How do I internet access within a defined time range? [migrated]

There are several questions out there regarding this issue, but none seem to address what I'm looking for. I think Leechblock is perfect for Firefox, but the problem is I'm on a Mac, and I also have ...
22
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9answers
902 views

Being productive without energy

I use a variety of GTD-related systems that work smoothly for juggling many projects---as long as I have plenty of energy to pick out the right actions for 'now' and get cracking. However, when I sit ...
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votes
1answer
31 views

Where to Get Free Binaural Audio for Specific Attribute of Self Improvement? [closed]

I am looking for free binaural audio tracks that help attain specific self-improvement state of mind like creativity, motivation, focus etc. to improve productivity. Do you know where such can be ...
3
votes
1answer
120 views

How to limit Pomodoro breaks

I have bad procrastination and Internet addiction issues. The Pomodoro method helps a lot -- at first it was a challenge to focus on work for 25 minutes, but now I'm very good at it. Once I start a ...
7
votes
6answers
453 views

I find myself lacking motivation to study

I'm a student. I study at CPGE which is a French abreviation for "Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles d'ingénieur" which consists in a two preparatory years to enter the highest engineering ...
4
votes
5answers
462 views

How to get back to track after being lost?

Usually, I get organised and plan my projects down to detail. But sometimes, urgent things happen and I get distracted from my path. Afterwards, everything falls apart like a domino effect and all ...
8
votes
4answers
306 views

What should be done to get rid of fatigue after returning from office in order to start the techincal work again within a few hours?

Am a female of 31 years, weigh 50 kg at the height of 5 feet 5 inches. I work in a software company. It is summers here and I already have low blood pressure. I have got a toddler at home who ...
2
votes
3answers
112 views

How to utilize time between the two sessions of an exam held in a day?

If there are two exam sessions- one from 9.30 to 11.30 and other from 2.30 to 4.30- then how best can we utilize these 3 hours. We can't commute back to our room and take a nap, as the test-centers ...
7
votes
2answers
454 views

What is Mindfulness training and how can it boost productivity?

I hear Mindfulness training has many great effects for personal productivity. But what is it and how do you actually do it, if you want to get the results? And specifically what are those effects?
27
votes
16answers
7k views

How do you remember to sit up straight?

I spent some time thinking about this recently. It's kind of frustrating. It seems that most of the advice out there on posture is about why sitting up straight is good for you. There are also all ...
-1
votes
1answer
54 views

How to not be judgemental? [closed]

It is very difficult for me to ignore people's behaviour. When people are nice to me I have a very little portion in my heart saying that why did that person do that thing with me in the past? I wish ...
2
votes
5answers
177 views

How to manage with the household chores that I don’t like?

I am a working professional and I am married. For a family event my wife and kids went to my wife parents home in another country and I am living alone in my house now. Now I have start managing my ...
0
votes
3answers
114 views

(When) should I take a break in a 3 hours exam?

Is it advisable to take a break of 5 mins in the middle of 3 hour exam? Are there any studies that suggest us the best time at which we should take a break during an exam? Also, what exactly could be ...

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