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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 ...
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Proper and improper behavior? [on hold]

My nephew (A: male single 26) has in my opinion an improper behavior (in fact reaction) to my brother-in-law (B: male 30) who has newly (4 months ago) got engaged to my sister (C: female 27). We ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Sitting upright in swivel chair with footrest [on hold]

My experience with my swivel chair + footrest is that the legs of the chair get in the way of placing the footrest in a comfortable position. I'm not particularly tall or short. Moving the footrest ...
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Change QuickBooks (or Outlook) HTML display settings [migrated]

When one of my users generates an invoice through QuickBooks and selects to have it sent via email it automatically populates the email with her form message. You will notice that it defaults to ...
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Steps to be a Polymath [on hold]

I want to achieve some level of mastery in computer science, badminton, chess and other board and strategy and combinatorial games, like maybe participate in Pentamind and so on. I am an engineering ...
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How can I aspire to be a polymath without becoming more reclusive? [closed]

I aspire to be a polymath and I am unable to reach my goal. I feel more depressed and mediocre in the process. I am a second year engineering student in Computer Science, in a Tier 3 institute. I ...
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(free) software to set up repetitive workflows?

In addition to doing my usual technical job, I have a few (10ish) types of tasks that I do over and over. Each task has a number of steps that may involve sending something off to another person, ...
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Two different things at a time or just one, but with full dedication?

I don't know if my question fits right in this community, but I want an answer or just a suggestion at what to do to be an expert in my subject. I like math and programming. I'm trying to become an ...
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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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Is there a music service that allows you to download a timestamped history of all of the songs you've listened to? [on hold]

Is there a music service that allows you to download a timestamped history of all of the songs you've listened to?
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Card View in Gmail

Most of the time I am working in Gmail, and to take down a note or to dump an idea, I usually compose a new email and save it as a draft. Modifying and searching for such a note is quite efficient in ...
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How to organize a document that summarizes multiple research articles with heavy formulation

Does anyone have this problem? This has been a struggle of mine ever since I started doing research couple of years ago. When I do literature review, I look for ways to compile my own document with ...
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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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How do you avoid those moments when you are just staring at the material that you have to learn and you do no progress?

Recently I've spent 2 days in order to understand a course. 65% of this time was spent rereading and rewatching the course notes and the lectures. In the first 2-3 hours I wasn't even able to say what ...
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Going round in circles [closed]

I've had an idea for around 4 or 5 years now for a personal project, and that is to make a map of how the Microsoft Windows Operating system works. I originally was going to take every Window, button, ...
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Which productivity tools I can use to run remote company?

Actually I am developing a product. It is SaaS based application. From the beginning only I was working. So I didn't have problem to manage me.But now I have a remote team to work with me. So I need ...
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Can Mental Fatigue be Managed through Physical Introspection?

Question Can mental fatigue be effectively managed by taking fatigue symptoms as indicators that rest is needed? To put the question another way; "If I feel tired, should I rest or push through ...
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Nightshift only job, how can I make it workout?

Currently I have been offered with a night-shift-only job with tempting compensation package. Only problem is I am afraid this is going to take a toll on my health and social life. I would like to ...
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Too lazy to do programming?

I am a programmer, or could be called so because with my laziness with programming I am more often doing half a job and then start gaming. The other half I do tomorrow, next week or next month. What ...
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Need a treat/incentive to stick to a schedule, but I can't think of anything. Im asking for advice [on hold]

I have created a life improvement plan for the next 4 weeks, and with any luck beyond ! This plan includes some massive fundamental changes to the life I am used to. Without going into lots of ...
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How do I set myself up to not have to mow the lawn? [migrated]

In the next few years, I will likely be getting my first home, and I don't want to mow the lawn. I see this as a large waste of time, a source of waste in buying a lawnmower, fertilizer, gas, oil, ...
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How to love ( studying )? [duplicate]

I do not feel any desire to study .. I do not know why .. it's the last year of study which is very important to me but I can not study for more than 5 hours a day ... When I study I'm thinking about ...
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“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 ...
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How to prevent the urge to masturbate to keep on track with work?

I'm a 17 year old male. I'm not going to be subtle about it, I masturbate a lot. When I start getting the urge, I almost have to otherwise I'm completely uncomfortable until I do something about it. ...
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Smart study+ Hard study [duplicate]

How can I study for 16 hours a day without getting bored or sleep? I have to face an exam this August & I should enter to faculty of medicine. But I often get tension, sleepy & bored.!!
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How to force myself to focus while reading?

I am having very less concentration. Specially when I read a book or an article. I don't read a paragraph of 2 lines even. I start searching 1 or 2 words from a line and leave the rest. Definitely, It ...
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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?
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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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How to read fluently?

I have a question how to read fluently and quickly without returning to previous words and with understanding. Please provide some tips. And one question what is the faster method of reading by a ...
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How can I speed up my coding?

I am currently studying Informatics and Computer Science. Cause I know there are quite a lot of programmers here on SE, I would like to ask for advice on speeding up my coding. First, a brief ...
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Managing lists - task, todo etc - Integration with other domains, Having many views [duplicate]

Managing lists of things to remember/do/read/buy is important in personal productivity. One needs to manage and view items in different ways. What are platforms for managing these over devices and ...
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Feel sleepy in the morning for a few hours after I wake up.How to fix it?

I sleep for 6-7 hours in the night everyday. When I wake up in the morning I feel sleepy continuously for 2-3 hours because of which my productivity has become low in the morning. Even when I have a ...
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How do mechanical engineers organize their work?

In programming we have all kinds of fancy named procedures or processes like Agile, Scrum etc. We use tracking tools like JIRA or TFS where we create items for the steps we take to create a piece of ...
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How do you actually become better at planning and being prepaired?

How do you actually become better at planning and being prepared? For example I knew I probably would have to move out of where I'm living at the end of the month and now I'm wishing I started looking ...
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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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Noise cancelling headphones in the office questions

My office is quite noisy, especially noise from computer fans. I am thinking of noise cancelling headphones. Should I try? Should I normally use them with music? I like music for some phases of ...
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448 views

How to become more productive or remain one of the updated person in work as a Software Developer

As we know being a software devloper/computer geek requires to be updated in terms of new technologies as well as must be good hand on computer machine. To be a good software person I do the below ...
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How to manage 'live' evolving ideas

I use Evernote for capturing and archiving, Marxico for editing long texts, Swipes for actionable tasks. I'm having difficulty with positioning items in my workflow that aren't pieces of 'written' ...
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Any Taskwarrior-like for habits?

I recently started using taskwarrior and I like it. However, I find it only useful for tasks and not habits or goals. I am looking for a similar tool, preferably open-source, for habits, something ...
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859 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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How do you recover from a long streak of non-productivity?

I find myself going through long periods of inactivity such as a long vacation or time spent doing things not really related to work (routine, non-complex errands which take a lot of time and put your ...
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3answers
103 views

personal workflow management that interacts with redmine/jira (and others)

I'd like to start using a personal workflow manager / todo list app to keep track of what I want to get done. The main, sort of out of the ordinary, requirement I have is to (preferrably ...
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336 views

I am unable to concentrate!

I am a 15 year old boy and now I have problem studying. In previous year (2015) I was dedicated and loved to study and enjoyed my goal. But ever since 2016 I am as if deprived off from studies I like ...
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98 views

How to increase my spare time whilst studying/working a lot

I joined an Engineering course in college. I catch a bus at 6:30 am in the morning, and am back home by 7:30 pm (it's only 38 km but takes 2.5 hours). Up until now I haven't been able to manage my ...
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12answers
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How to wake up if even alarm clock doesn't wake me up?

I have deep-sleep problem. When I go sleep, I set up at least 3 alarm clocks on my notebook ("alarm-clock" applet on linux), and set volume to maximum. They are very loud. But I never hear them, and I ...
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52answers
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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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