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How to care less about surroundings and concentrate? [closed]

I cannot concentrate when I study in places where people can see me. I am fine when studying alone. I think I care about my appearance too much. I feel I am being seen weird by people around, when I ...
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31 views

What are the (dis-) advantages of learning the mnemonic major system in a foreign language? [on hold]

My native language is German, although I would say I am fairly fluent in English by now and I am using it daily. Suppose I want to use the mnemonic major system, in particular: learn a long list of ...
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5answers
137 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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2answers
76 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
55 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
24 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
100 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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154 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
100 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
107 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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0answers
10 views

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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1answer
32 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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1answer
40 views

I feel tired after playing badminton [closed]

I am a thin person around 50 kg and I study engineering.The college is 9-5 and 2.5 hours go in traveling.Saturday and Sunday are off so I go for badminton.I sleep at around 11 and I wake up at 5:30 I ...
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8 views

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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7 views

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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1answer
31 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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237 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
40 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
45 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
47 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
50 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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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 ...
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0answers
7 views

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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2answers
43 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
84 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 ...
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0answers
5 views

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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1answer
64 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
58 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 ...
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202 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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2answers
248 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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0answers
18 views

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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1answer
81 views

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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2answers
129 views

(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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2answers
194 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
119 views

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 ...
5
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3answers
179 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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0answers
19 views

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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1answer
55 views

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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1answer
100 views

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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67 views

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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1answer
90 views

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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2answers
157 views

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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1answer
112 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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3answers
270 views

How to keep working despite an issue that needs to be resolved

I often find that if I am working on something and come across a problem I cannot put that aside and keep working and then come back to that problem when I have an answer, no matter how small the ...
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1answer
35 views

Is accepting every invitation (within reason) a good way to disrupt being overly judgemental? [closed]

A friend of mine said to me once, out of the blue "when was the last time you said yes to something?". I then took his comment and decided to accept every invitation from then on (within reason). I ...
1
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1answer
119 views

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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2answers
70 views

Introducing myself magnanimously [closed]

When introducing myself in a party of highly dedicated personalities I get stuck. How can I approach people and introduce myself? Magnanimous = The virtue of being great of mind and heart. It ...
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4answers
111 views

What to do when an activity last shorter/longer then the time estimated?

I'm a working student. I own two websites and I'm ending my studies in university. All day long I'm at home studying/working. I have a to-do list for the day and iI use two types of intervals: 50 ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Life in purpose [duplicate]

You know, my mind keeps bugging me all the time. I feel like I am meant for something else. I am planning to quit my job and try the things that I really want to do. Like writing, building networks, ...
1
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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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