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“Should We make Deadlines for Tasks in our TO-DO List”?

I make a to-do list in the morning of the day, which nearly includes all the tasks i have to do in my job. I usually define time deadlines for tasks. For example: (creating a doc: 11:00 - 12:00 pm), ...
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Getting back to work after small break

After doing some work I take a small break and then that small break turns into a long one, ultimately resulting in procrastination. How do I take efficient small breaks so that I do not have above ...
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A social media dashboard to get all the notifications in one place [migrated]

Anyone knows any site where you can have all your social media "dashboards" in just one page? I keep "wasting" time visiting different pages at once to see what my friends are doing, but I would like ...
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Higher quality work lead to higher productivity? [on hold]

I read this once in a random business article months ago and I cannot recall which article. It kills me because I believe the statement, but I cannot back it up with a source. Does this sound familiar ...
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Full Year Calander Poster [on hold]

I have a large, blank wall and a truly insufficient sense for the passage of time. Clearly, one is the answer to the other. Fundamentally, I am looking for "the right questions to ask" to visualize ...
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How to change my negative thoughts into positive ones?

I am 52 yrs old. So let's see if a "old" dog can learn new tricks ;) Background info: I am in a horrible marriage and am trying very hard to make a income of my own so I can leave. I have a spine ...
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Am I procrastinating or are these tasks really important?

If you want to achieve a goal, you'll have to do a list of tasks, that help you get closer to that goal. We all know action is king when it comes to achieving goals: you'll want to cut out ...
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I have trouble motivating myself to read programming books

I honestly love programming but I find it tiresome to read programming books. Well, I find it tiresome to read most books actually, with the exception of short stories. Do you guys have any advice you ...
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The best “negative motivation” movies (or books, etc.)?

Requiem for a Dream is the best negative motivation movie I ever seen. This movie really helped me. And recently I started to notice that negative motivation is the only type of motivation that ...
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How to remember correct solution to (academic) mistakes? Learning techniques

While studying I do a lot of tutorial questions and I find that I always make at least one mistake in every tutorial. Once I've found the error I have several ways that I've tried to deal with it. ...
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online courses or reading books? [closed]

I like learning new courses. Watching video lectures online seems to take a lot of time. Which is a better way to learn, doing online courses from sites like Coursera or reading the course related ...
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How to distance myself from a negative colleague in another dept. with whom I have to interact regularly? [migrated]

As quality officer i have to interact a lot with the business analyst. Things went ok in the beginning when the BA just started in the company (i have been here for 8 years), but later on we become ...
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Which contents are suitable for learning from listening

I thought it is productive to generate or download some audio files and listen to them in dead times (for example in car) to speed up the learning in my education. I am a university professor and I ...
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Do video subtitles make learning easier or harder?

I am a visual person, so reading is easier than listening. When watching videos with subtitles I find that my eyes tend to mostly watch the words more than the speaker because it is easier and faster. ...
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Is watching educational videos at higher speeds helpful?

I find that I can watch lectures/videos at 1.5x or 2x speed (depending on the speaker) and still understand what they are saying. This allows me to finish material in less time, which seems to be a ...
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How to “do it now”? [duplicate]

Popular self-help literature on procrastination recommends to Do it now! and build The Now Habit, that is, the solution to procrastionation is supposed to be that you don't procrastinate. That's all ...
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Scientific studies on the effectiveness of accountability partners

Does anybody know of any scientific studies which show that using accountability partners can effectively get someone to to build a habit or do something? I'm particularly interested in studies that ...
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Trouble focussing during one on one classes

I am new to this forum . I need some help with concentration problem that I encounter very frequently . Firstly, I am an average student with big ambition .Moreover, I haven't performed well in ...
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Remapping the underscore key

I'm thinking about remapping my underscore key since I use it frequently in filenames and its quite a pain to get to when I type. I have no problem doing so, but I was wondering if there is a standard ...
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GTD Outlook 2013 setup guide vs. 2010

I bought the GTD Outlook 2010 Setup Guide last year for some tips on configuring that version of Outlook to support the GTD process. Now I've upgraded to Outlook 2013, and there's a new Setup Guide ...
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Sleep is taking over my life - Shift Work Sleep Disorder?

For the last 4 years I've been used to sleep from 7AM to 4PM. Now I try to adapt to a sleeping schedule from 10:30PM to 06:00AM, but that does not really work. After 4 hours I wake up (at 2:30AM), I ...
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How to be productive on publishing scientific papers?

How some people are more productive on publishing papers? Do faculty with many publication follow an strategy or method? what is that? What are the major skills or think style in research which lead ...
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Reminder services: do they exist?

I'm trying to figure out what life coaching services are out there. What I have in mind is something like the following: Call/e-mail the service with a message similar to the following: "Call ...
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Knowing I want to accomplish something but feeling like I don't want to

I have found interest in a few subject matters. These subject matters have me really curious, I'm spending a lot of time thinking about these subject matters in one way or the other. When I'm engaged ...
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Planning productive results beyond 1-2 months: systems? SMART goals? Something else?

I just finished reading "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams. In his book and also on his blog he talks about "goals vs systems" as if they're opponents. His views ...
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How do I deal with distractions by checking websites? [duplicate]

I am an instructor in a university. For job promotion I need to publish some papers. Usually if I start a software or a research I like to complete it. But nowadays, when I sit behind the computer ...
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How to be more focused while reading and listening? [duplicate]

Many times, I loose focus while reading and listening. While having conversation with someone, if someone explains me something lengthier after few lines, I loose concentration and can't grasp ...
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How to make habit of quick and better decision making? [duplicate]

I often come across situations where I get too much confused and too much time to take a decision, even in case of small things. Let me explain with examples: Ex 1 - Suppose, I want to buy a shirt. ...
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“How to Resist the Temptation of Multitasking at Work”…? [duplicate]

When i ma at work my mind wanders in all different directions and i find that im all messed up. I can't concentrate on one task at a time and do many task simultaneously. for instance..im in a middle ...
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How Can I Eliminate Habit of Distraction at Work?

I work in a medium sized organization and my job is a desk job. I usually make a list of things I have to do during the day, but I hardly achieve anything. I put off things until late evening and ...
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What are some critiques of David Allen's GTD system?

I'm curious if people could point me to some constructive critiques (books, essays, videos, etc) of David Allen's GTD system.
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Scatter brained, information overload

I wonder if the 14 years of extreme multi-tasking in my job has contributed to training my mind to be scatter brained, however I've been this way for as long as I can remember- the information age ...
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Skipping a few chapters to learn others properly?

The university I study in has this nasty habit of combining two subjects into one. For example, Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality are taught as separate subjects in other universities. So are ...
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Productivity Enhancing Linux Distro

I wasn't sure whether to put this in a more technically oriented StackExchange site or here, but here is my question: How plausible would it be to create a custom Linux distro (or modified version of ...
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Writing on paper first then digitise to PC

So, I'm working on a number of projects now and really prefer to do my brainstorming for ideas, designs, short term to do list (1-3 days) on paper. Sometimes I do lists of text and stuff that needs ...
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How do I manage and prioritise a number of different projects? [duplicate]

Over the years I've developed a variety of different projects. A few require ongoing promotional activities as they are finished products. A couple of projects are not finished and need focussed ...
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How to stop blanking out during tests [duplicate]

I have a habit of making sure that I get enough practice before any test I have(be it a major test or minor test). Lately I haven't been following up quite well what is taught in the class and in ...
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How to keep only useful information and organize efficiently?

I am working as a Dev team lead for a project. I am daily receiving so much information from various sources related to work, project etc.. from many channels like Emails, formal meetings , casual ...
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How to have a serious mindset?

I have ADHD and am controlling it with concerta. My lack of focus and attention, I'm learning to use Todoist app + GTD method. When I work, I use pomodoro to keep my attention zoned into one task at a ...
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Event tracking via email with easily exportable data to track health

I have a need to track Migraines and other acute health issues. We can call these events. The easiest way for me to track these is to simply send an email because I always have my phone on me or ...
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How to systematically manage notes for electronic books in PDF format?

I normally read my PDF-format electronic books in Mac Preview or Adobe Acrobat and edit notes, highlight paragraphs therein. But I find this is not a very good strategy to systematically manage this ...
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What activities to do when I'm taking a free time from study? [duplicate]

Usually when I study for a long time, I take like 2 or 3 hours of break. In this break time I really can't think of activities that are useful but don't consume or push information into my mind. The ...
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How to balance graduated students work and studies efficiently? [duplicate]

Some graduated students (the students who's aim is continuing education to PhD and postdoc levels), mostly graduated masters students who are preparing themselves for entrance exams for PhD, English ...
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How to structure content in a private wiki where information grows naturally?

Introduction: I often dive into some topics quite deeply in order to deal with some private issue. So I spend a lot of time researching, organizing information and coming to my conclusions. Then I ...
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How to effectively study for a test of many small, random details from a dense textbook?

My college instructor has given students 3 weeks to prepare for a test covering 300 pages from the course textbook. Based on my experience with the first test, covering a previous 300 pages of the ...
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How to use OneNote to implement a GTD system?

In standard* fashion, I must ask how to use OneNote to implement a GTD system? * Using Remember The Milk for GTD *Using Evernote to implement GTD
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Meaning of working hard [closed]

I often read articles about working hard leads to success but what exactly does it mean? Is working long hours after hours even when we are tired is "hard work" ? Please explain what is the meaning of ...
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How to get over that embarassing incident [closed]

Today at gym, I accidentally dropped my barbell rod with weights. It broke the mirror. There were a lot of guys around around. Thankfully it didn't hurt anybody. Although I will pay for the loss of ...
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How to advance work tasks when using only my smartphone with one hand

Currently it takes for me 2-3 hours a day to walk my baby with the stroller. During that time I have a free hand and I was thinking how can I advance my work tasks at the same time while using my ...

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