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Study and Sleep at the same place

I have a problem where I can't study in a place where I generally sleep. I generally go to a library, but I am stuck at a place where I don't have such a facility. Some Tips please
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Append created date and last updated date to Evernotes?

I love seeing when I started a note in Evernote. But too often that is hidden behind the info button. Is there a way to make a script that would append the created date to the top of all my ...
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How to teach programming mindset in one hour?

I have to organize a 1 hour workshop to let smart people (but not necessarily engineers) understand the basic concept and aspects of what programming is. The audience is a group of 15 start uppers, ...
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don't do unscheduled new tasks that come up from doing tasks?

I have a task list that I start doing. When I do these tasks it leads to new tasks that come up. These new tasks are not urgent. My question is... should I go ahead and start on the new tasks created?...
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What can I do if my alarm clock can't wake me up? [duplicate]

The past few weeks I've been setting up an alarm on my phone at 8 in the morning every day. The sound is usually a song that starts loudly so that i can actually wake up. But after a couple of days of ...
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50 views

Best light intensity to enchance study focus

I'm building a project that changes the lightbulbs intensity of a room during the day to reach a constant luminosity, and the main purpose of the project is to make the study rooms less tiring. I'm ...
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Could you alter your sleep schedule like this? [duplicate]

I know that the average human needs five cycles of sleep, each cycle being 1.5 hours (1.5 * 5 = 7.5 hrs total sleep). So that means 16.5 hours of wake time and 7.5 hours of sleep time per 24 hours. ...
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How to speed up the context switch for completely different tasks?

At my current job I am taking care of multiple completely unrelated tasks, but the most consuming ones are two ongoing projects with almost zero intersection. Initially I tried to switch between the ...
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Keeping keys organized

I learnt the importance of backup keys. But now I'm not sure where to keep them. I had lost the key to my bike lock and made sure my new one came with two keys. I have one on my key chain, but not ...
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1answer
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How to deal with an anti-productivity puppy while being a good puppy parent?

I'm the single parent of a 12 week old Shetland Sheepdog. I feel bad enough having to leave her alone while I'm gone to work all day. It's hard to bring myself to ignore her further, when this breed ...
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94 views

How to evaluate quality of my decisions?

I have recently took some decisions. Below is the process that I have followed I have collected the facts and analyzed those facts. Discussed with my friends who are in similar situation. Weigh the ...
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Productivity recommendations for 10 seconds whilst task is completing

Often you'll come across a task that can take around 10 seconds. E.g. a slow web page across a slow internet connection that causes a blank screen for 10 seconds. I'm usually averse to multitasking ...
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The free version of which to do/task management app is the most convinenet and feature packed? [closed]

I am currently using Any.do, but I can't upload files without paying for the premium. I previously used Todoist, but I can't even have a look at the completed tasks without making a payment. Is there ...
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1answer
56 views

GTD: collecting on things to do on contingencies of events? Does collecting everything include possibilities?

I have been using GTD for a while. What do people do about tasks with uncertainty that it will ever get done? Let's stay an event is about to happen. If A happens I have to do bunch of things ...
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2answers
119 views

Where to start to form clear vision for 10 years?

I would like to form a clear vision for myself. I want to clearly define where do I stand in the future after 10 years. But when I ask this question to myself, a lot of ideas are coming. Sometimes I'...
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1answer
56 views

Not comitting to commitment contracts for the long run

I have a to do list for my daily "habits" I track on joesgoals.com. However, I notice I usually do most of the goals or not. In such, it's all or nothing with my habits. If I'm depressed, or ...
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161 views

What are some things I can do to finish books I start?

I'm having a problem where I start a lot of books but don't finish any of them. Whenever I read a bit, I immediately start thinking of reading five other books after the next chapter. What are some ...
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2answers
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GIT - Way to track file changes in your team and warn about potential conflicts

I am looking for a way/tool to to get notified if someone else on my team is editing the same file as I am. This is in order to prevent conflicts when merging later. It's not about locking the file, ...
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1answer
45 views

workaholics, how do you force yourself not to give up on other areas of your life?

I am very focused on improving my career, and I let myself work 10-10pm plus a few hours on the weekend. How do I force myself to cut back on hours at work when no one is making me work this much? I ...
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1answer
76 views

Best approach when I'm really stuck with some task

Sometimes I'm dealing with a difficult (for me) task that put me in a spiral of frustration and an annoying sensation of walking circles for hours without nothing clear. At this point what would the ...
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1answer
47 views

GTD physical tickler system without hanging folders?

My current GTD implementation lacks a good physical tickler system. Most of the time i just leave it flying around on my desk when I need it within the next 2 weeks or so. Otherwise I just put it in ...
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1answer
36 views

How to avoid skipping words while typing

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question. I have a habit. Sometimes when I am typing quickly I skip some words in the sentence unknowingly. It is somewhat embarrassing because I ...
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How can I tell the difference between a dream and reality?

If I remember a dream during the day, I forget it is a dream and believe what I dreamt actually happened and act upon it.
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99 views

Method for prioritizing among leisure activities (not-important + not-urgent)

Is there a method or technology/software for prioritizing among activities that don't have to get done? Say I want to ensure that my free time is balanced between books, movies, music, TV, and ...
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3answers
198 views

How do I recover from a burnout?

I have been burning out more often than I am productive. Sometimes the burnout lasts for months and I don't realize it and barely make a few commits. I have spent days doing a task that would be ...
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1answer
146 views

Is it best to imagine the worst outcome or the best?

If you're procrastinating because you're worried about the outcome, which is more likely to motivate you: imagining the best possible outcome, or the worst possible outcome? Why? Ideally, I'd like an ...
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143 views

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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2answers
156 views

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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1answer
108 views

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
435 views

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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6answers
185 views

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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1answer
123 views

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
39 views

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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1answer
123 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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3answers
363 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
140 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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1answer
142 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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1answer
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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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1answer
40 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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5answers
282 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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0answers
50 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 predicament....
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1answer
60 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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1answer
56 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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1answer
67 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 ...
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2answers
48 views

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, ...
2
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2answers
93 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
71 views

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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1answer
62 views

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 ...
10
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5answers
230 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 ...
6
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2answers
264 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 ...

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