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Is there a daily review concept in GTD?

I'm new to the GTD methodology. I really like it, but I have one question. The author mentions a weekly review, during which one collects, analyzes, etc. However, I have not come across anything ...
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Automatic time tracking software for computer work (for Windows/Linux/Mac)

There has been a question on this site: Time-tracking software to measure when I'm active or idle on my computer (i.e., keystrokes being pressed and mouse moving)? it nearly describes what I need ...
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How to motivate myself to go to bed earlier?

I have a chronic problem about my sleep hours. I always stay up late, either just browsing the web, watching youtube videos, netflix or playing video games. In the morning I have to wake up and go to ...
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Looking for watch that monitors sleep, can wake me up at best moment, and doesn't need to be recharged every day

I'm looking for a simple kind of smartwatch. The one that: - shows me the time (seems obvious) - monitors my sleep and wakes me up at the best moment (e.g. 15 minutes before the alarm time when I'm ...
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How do habitual tasks fit in the GTD system?

I'd like to start using the GTD system to help me organize my tasks and boost my productivity. One thing I probably missed or do not understand, is where habitual tasks go. For example, say "Practice ...
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concepts for living and its implications [on hold]

Please forgive me if you find this question to be placed in the wrong forum. However if you stay patient I explain why I placed it here. But first my question: What concepts for living are there and ...
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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?
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I often feel sleepy and dizzy at work

My work environment is very boring. I often fall asleep and also when others are working I feel sleepy. Without being aware I fall asleep. When I realize others are looking at me, so I feel guilty, ...
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How to stop procrastinating tasks? [duplicate]

I'm at my parents house to study for a very important exam in my country, of the same importance as studying for college. So I apply many techniques such as mind maps and resting 10 minutes after each ...
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1answer
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Fastest way to change any beliefs?

After years of study about how to achieve success in life and make yourself a powerful person, I found tools that help me to achieve my goals and be a better version of myself. The problem is it takes ...
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6answers
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How do I get myself to do that one task I really don't want to do

So I've got something I need to do, sooner or later, if I want to keep moving forward in life. It's happened multiple times, but currently it's a phone call that I'm really dreading, because I don't ...
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How to track time spent across individual websites?

I've used Rescue Time, but unfortunately, they don't offer the (free) ability to track time across your browsing, only showing that you were using a browser during that time. I spend a lot of time ...
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1answer
376 views

Are productivity head-up-displays effective?

I recently came across a tool called Focusr that helps people focus on one thing at a time; it's basically a heads up display (HUD) for your current task, and seems to be geared towards people with ...
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14answers
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How do I free my mind of random thoughts while meditating?

When I sit for meditation, there are a lot of thoughts that come to my mind. How can I be free from thoughts while meditating?
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How long does it take to learn Gregg shorthand?

If someone has never used Gregg shorthand before, how long does it take to learn the system? On average, how long would it take to be able to write it as quickly as normal longhand? A bit faster than ...
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1answer
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Saving phone number extensions in contacts

I save my phone numbers on my Android smartphone. As far as I'm aware there's no way to save extensions as part of the number. What other methods do people use so it's easily accessible? I put it ...
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2answers
505 views

How do I handle tasks that take long periods of time with Kanban

I see a question out there for ongoing tasks handling those in kanban. I am asking more about how to handle lengthier tasks with Kanban. Currently I have a board and I run the following columns: ...
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1answer
110 views

GTD - how to support horizons of focus with TODO.txt format

The official spec from Gina Trapani does not specify how todo.txt format should be used to label anything other than projects and contexts. I am looking for something like this - GTD with SimpleTask, ...
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5answers
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Why do I feel tired easily even when I have had enough sleep?

Does anyone have this problem? You had enough sleep, but when you start your day you feel like you haven't slept at all. You feel tired and you feel bored easily, all you want is to rest.
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1answer
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How can I spend small pockets of time productively while on my computer? [duplicate]

On my computer, I am constantly doing actions that are not instantaneous, let's say more than 5 seconds but less than a minute. These actions are not long enough to justify switching to another ...
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1answer
112 views

How to cut people out of your atmosphere?

I have noticed that I am around people and family members that I have out grown. Their kind of fun or hang out spots don't interest me anymore! I feel like they don't support my career and talents and ...
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19answers
8k views

How do I make myself stop doing addictive activity?

Some examples of such activity: browsing this site without a particular goal browsing your friends' profiles on social networks reading news hugging with you spouse (endlessly) watching TV You can ...
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2answers
48 views

Are there any strategies for reviewing from a text?

I spent a couple months going through a math textbook and came out knowing the subject pretty well. I remember most of it, but I need to review it all, and the thought of going through that 500-page ...
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4answers
90 views

Append mail content to a document online

I want to be able to have a document hosted online (e.g google doc) that I would be able to send an email to a certain address, and the content of the email will be automatically added (preferably ...
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1answer
114 views

How can I tell the credibility of popular self-help and productivity blogs (and experts)?

Take Tim Ferriss. He appears very popular, there are many regular comments on his blog and his podcast has many subscribers. This indeed means that he appeals to a large number of people. But is the ...
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5answers
251 views

How to be a productive software developer without a Computer?

I'm currently doing my masters degree in CS while working on three small research projects to finance myself. Even though the classes and the projects sound interesting, I suffer from zero motivation, ...
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3answers
189 views

How to do GTD + Priority

I'm pretty good at doing all the GTD steps (I think), but i tend to end up with lots of tasks - however, I tend to not do the most important ones - I have an idea, it goes in inbox, if it seems like ...
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Are there alternatives to the GTD system?

What are likely alternatives to the Getting Things Done productivity system? Full fledged alternatives that "compete" with GTD Group of smaller systems used together to replace GTD "Simpler" systems ...
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5answers
114 views

Setting reminders in calenders for up coming events

I use Google Calendar to keep track of things and I find it works quite well (it's nothing special about Google, I like the basic idea of adding important dates to a calendar). What I'd like to ...
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0answers
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How to handle constant improvement feedbacks at work? [migrated]

How to handle constant feedback from your scrum master in your team that you need to improve, and that you have not still reached that stage? How can I convey my message to him that this needs to ...
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2answers
904 views

What are the primary rebuttals to the 4 Hour Body and the 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris?

I have read and understand the popularity of the '4 Hour' series of best-selling books by Tim Ferris. H However Tim himself asks the readers to consider everything he writes with a skeptical mind as ...
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4answers
3k views

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 ...
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1answer
37 views

Splitting tasks into smaller tasks in Kanban board

We have a board for our dev team: Backlog -->Working --> Done --> Tested We want to start adding the product tasks to this board as well. Product tasks are more high level. For example, ...
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0answers
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If you could ask David Allen (Getting Things Done) anything, what would it be? [migrated]

I'll be interviewing David Allen on behalf of my employer Blinkist next week and would like to extend an invitation to the community to contribute with your burning questions for the GTD-founder.
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0answers
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Which is the best, free, calendar application for Windows [migrated]

I need a detailed calendar for my activities in an attempt to organize my day. Do you have preferences for such a free program?
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5answers
14k views

Sleeping on the desk (the most comfortable and simple method)

During school I have a 2 hour break in between lessons. I try to take a 30 min power nap in the library. The problem is, sleeping with the desk is not very comfortable for me. I am 1.8 m tall and I ...
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1answer
33 views

Tendinitis pain and cold hands when typing - solutions? [closed]

I am a programmer and computer gamer. While doing both of these activities my wrists will start to hurt and my hands will get very cold due to the fact that I'm in a cold basement. Are there some ...
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11answers
10k views

Does a Trackball make you more productive?

Does using trackballs instead of mice makes you more productive? Are there any scientific studies on this subject?
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2answers
253 views

“Eat That Frog” vs. “One Small Step”

I've flicked through these two books: Eat That Frog, by Brian Tracy One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way, by Robert Mauer Tracy recommends tackling the hardest thing first. He also ...
10
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5answers
209 views

How can I write my notes in order to have them be of most use to me years later?

How can I write, prepare, and/or structure my notes so that I can go back to them years later and get up to speed on the subject as quickly as possible? I'm working with the assumption that I will ...
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4answers
495 views

Alternative methods of tagging to organize thoughts?

As ideas occur real-time, traditionally (pre computer age) people would typically record thoughts/ideas/research in the order they occurred, and then come back and pull out similar veins of thought as ...
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1answer
46 views

I am ashamed of my typing skill [closed]

I am into the IT word more than the 6 years now. But still I can't touch type. I use my index finger to type in and have to look at the keyboard when I type. I always start for the touch type ...
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0answers
41 views

Organising notes in a mathematical text book

I currently have 200 pages of annotated text from an Abstract algebra textbook in Skim. Skim, IMHO, is brilliant for taking notes while reading. But unfortunately, this leads to my current ...
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1answer
49 views

Are we people able to study throughout a long time without resting a day

Some people say you should not study at all at least a day in a week. I'm wondering whether we can study on something throughout a long time (say a month) with small amounts of rests in a day so that ...
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8answers
598 views

Solutions for working with pen/paper while using a computer at the same desk

I do my work at a desk with computer monitors, a mouse, a keyboard, and a notepad and pen. The problem is that if I want to stay facing the monitors and have my keyboard, mouse and notebook at hand, ...
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2answers
1k views

Is there a FOSS, full-featured, cloudless GTD software that supports both desktop and mobile platforms?

Excuse the very specific question, but I think my criteria are warranted. Having read Getting Things Done, it seems that the system offered by David Allen not only has merits, but it is also ...
0
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1answer
59 views

How to overcome ADHD related productivity loss? [duplicate]

I sometimes find myself losing focus on a task due to my severe ADHD (Stack Exchange doesn't help!). I'm not missing deadlines, but I tend to lose interest easily while I work or am doing something ...
0
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0answers
9 views

Auto-complete suggestions for all words in Windows 8.1? [migrated]

I'm currently using PhraseExpress to get auto-complete for words I added to the the local phrases list. That helped boost my productivity. Now, I would like to take it a step further and get ...
11
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5answers
795 views

Depression or Procrastination, Can either be permanently changed?

This morning I was diagnosed with depression and given medication. My initial reason for visiting the doctor, is because I'm very tired and can't seem to generate the elan to do stuff. As an example, ...
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16answers
9k views

What to do while compiling?

Reading about producitivity lately, it seems that multi-tasking is a bad strategy* (and I certainly feel that it contributes to stress), but I'm not sure how to avoid it when working on legacy ...

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