0
votes
1answer
79 views

how to fight productivity guilt

Guilt is one of those emotions that we feel is telling us something important about our behavior. Actually, that's what guilt is supposed to be. But the guilty feeling I have when I haven't been ...
2
votes
3answers
103 views

How to break down tasks that have unknown elements

I'm making a activity planner/enforcer (to avoid my procrastination) and found out that breaking down task is the best way to accomplish things, but I also found out that it's hard to break down tasks ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Why I fail to emulate the working hours of likes of Elon Musk-esque like geniuses? [closed]

I like to read biographies and have read about some of really great personalities - Benjamin Franklin, Steve Jobs and most recently Elon Musk. Ofcourse I get inspired and motivated reading their ...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

What other kind of benchmarks to measure learning?

I find that learning is an ultimately very subjective thing and it is very difficult to quantify whether you have learnt until you understood something. Here are a few examples of benchmarks ,which ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Improvement using Metrics Do's and Dont's

I made a program to track some goals and encourage me to improve on them using metrics. The program was a Day Planner, it was quite simple, I made a list of activities that I would like to be doing, ...
-3
votes
0answers
39 views

Are there any automated storage and retrieval systems for home use? [on hold]

I want to know if there are any automated storage and retrieval systems for home use. This would help me organize everything better. Here's an example of an industrial automated storage and retrieval ...
0
votes
4answers
54 views

How to give priority to main goal when there are huge secondary goals required to reach it

Example would be if you main goal is to become a computer programmer. The path we quickly come up with is: Go to college → Get an internship → Get a job (and done). But life usually isn't ...
5
votes
3answers
99 views

Create wiki to improve learning? [duplicate]

I have found that a way to improve retention of what I have learnt is to record the information in a personal note book. If you do this, you can quite easily re-visit what you have learnt after a ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Self-hosted synchronisation server for GTG (Getting Things Gnome 0.3.1)

I often use GTG 0.3.1 in combination with the Hamster Tracker on my laptop. However, I cannot see any possibility to sync my task from my laptop to my workstation computer. I have tried RTM but ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Motivation to finish a team project?

I know it's been sortof asked, but hopefully this is a unique enough variation. Currently I'm working on a software project with another individual; we've been working for a couple of months, and ...
2
votes
1answer
50 views

Positioning a Desk Lamp to Avoid Eye Strain - In the middle of the room, no walls to bounce light

I did read a great post (Where to keep the desk lamp with regard to laptop for less eye strain?) on this, but it was only relevant for people in a cube space. Unfortunately, I am in the middle of a ...
4
votes
2answers
173 views

How to correct my detrimental thinking habits and learning difficulties?

I am a mathematics graduate who recently dropped out of a PhD for personal reasons. I also have Asperger's Syndrome which I was diagnosed with in 1996. Since dropping out, I have been thinking long ...
4
votes
3answers
251 views

How to keep motivated to exercise?

I know this may be problem with many but I'd like to personalize it to my situation. When I was 19-20 yrs old I used to go to the gym almost every day for 3 years. Interestingly enough I'd walk ...
2
votes
3answers
102 views

Curbing arrogance that hinders my effectiveness

Im pretty well to do academically. Im finishing college in 2 years with a dual degree bachelors and very likely a masters as well. Unfortunately I am fearful that I have become arrogant. When I ...
2
votes
2answers
125 views

Building your brain's work capacity?

While it is difficult to increase one's intelligence, I was wondering if it was possible to increase the mind's endurance through training (like you can train your body's endurance) at peak level ...
4
votes
1answer
137 views

How can I prevent myself bike-shedding over unimportant things on online forums?

Bike-Shedding Parkinson's law of triviality, also known as bikeshedding, bike-shed effect, or the bicycle-shed example, is C. Northcote Parkinson's 1957 argument that organisations give ...
2
votes
0answers
148 views

Is speed reading worth learning over PhotoReading?

I recently bought a Udemy course titled "Become a SuperLearner" that teaches speed reading and advanced memory skills (I tried the Tim Ferris's method, but it didn't yield long-term speed increase, so ...
1
vote
4answers
232 views

How to keep my motivation alive?

I had ADHD just after I graduated from highschool. That is why I made bad grades in my Bachelors. Then I took some treatment and thereby I lost 3 years and was not cured. Then I joined a software firm ...
8
votes
3answers
312 views

How to focus instantly, is it possible?

I work around 10 hours per day as researcher, and I have a 1.5 hours stop for lunch. It happens to me that in the morning, I need just one hour to get "into work", and also after lunch. I think this ...
-2
votes
3answers
107 views

How to come out of friendzone? [closed]

Most of my female friends (all of them) put me in friend zone and some has even placed me in the VIP section of it. All I want to know is how to come out of this friend zone?
1
vote
5answers
181 views

How do I choose what to focus on at the right time, when there are so many things I want to do?

(I apologize for the length of this post. Please see the bolded questions below.) Let me preface this by saying that, for the time being and foreseeable future, I will have nearly every day, all day, ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Looking for a Good Mind Mapping Tool [migrated]

I've been looking at mind mapping tools and haven't been able to find exactly what I want, so thought I'd ask the opinion of those more experienced in this area. Broadly, I'm after a tool for ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Kneeling chair for 6'3" (1.9m) person?

I'm pretty tall and am trying to find a good kneeling chair. However most are built for average heights. Does anyone have a recommendation on a kneeling chair for a tall dude?
6
votes
3answers
266 views

If 'don't fear failure' is good motivation advice - should people simply quit their job to do what they really want?

A lot of motivational material, for example this video by Arnold Schwarzenegger suggests 'Don't fear failure, you are the only one to realise your own potential'. On the other hand common place ...
3
votes
2answers
341 views

I feel hopeless I feel like don't even deserve to live. What should I do? [closed]

I am jobless software engineer who has experience like 4.5 years in software development. Due to prolonged depression, procrastination and confusions, I have failed on my interviews and social life ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

How to reconcile focusing on process vs. output

Whereas some argue that to reach your goal you must concentrate on the process (of achieving it) rather than on the goal, other coaches advise the opposite: Busy managers measure hours of activity, ...
1
vote
3answers
192 views

How to read a lot of technical material?

I just stumbled upon this Reddit post The Transformative Effects of Reading + Elon Musk's Reading List (Original here) and it made me think. I want to sift through vast amounts of material, but I ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

How to track time spent on sites launched from hacker news

I find per-site time tracking nearly useless as I tend to visit a lot of domains. I want to track time spent on certain sites, say Hacker News and links that were opened from those domains. I use ...
1
vote
2answers
90 views

How to use all I know at work?

I'm Victor and I'm 17 years old, when I was 14 years old I started to learn programming and English and I realized I could learn faster than the normal people, when I turned 15 years old I started ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

“SMART Goal Setting Practical Example”? [closed]

I want to set a few written goals for the first time in my life. Please give me some Real life - practical S.M.A.R.T. goals template , example ...which includes Plan of Action, tasks, deadlines. How ...
0
votes
1answer
74 views

What is a nice guy really? How do I get rid of the nice giy syndrome? [closed]

I keep on getting friend zoned by every girl I show a romantic interest in. Other guys who I see nothing special about keep getting all the goods. I sometimes I wonder what's wrong with me because ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

2 minute tasks that cannot be completed immediately?

What do you do when you cannot complete a 2-minute task immediately? An example is a phone call where the recipient does not pick up. Does this phone call get moved to the Next Action list?
0
votes
2answers
77 views

What is the Importance and Need of Goal Setting?

I have read a lot about goal setting and now I want to find reasons as such why do I need goals to achieve success in life. I want to improve my skills. For instance, I want to learn a new programming ...
4
votes
3answers
85 views

Maintaining focus after completing a task and moving into the next one [duplicate]

What I've been finding recently, is once I've finished a task, it takes a bit of effort to refocus and start working on the next task. Any suggestions for minimizing this transition? Usually I ...
3
votes
2answers
176 views

Parkinson's law and deadlines: how do they work?

Parkinson's law: work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. This law is a silent killer in my life. I can clearly see the law working in my life but don't fully ...
3
votes
4answers
297 views

How to stop my craving for attention?

Hell guys, this is my first post on the personal productivity site. I have this problem of being an 'attention-seeker' in school.I would not classify myself as the typical attention seeker as I don't ...
0
votes
2answers
88 views

How to present my project if am feeling not good?

I will present my project tomorrow. My instructor will invite another instructor who used to insult and laugh on students projects if its average or wrong. How I can respond on his laughing? How I can ...
1
vote
7answers
177 views

Techniques to organize my constantly growing 'download' folder

I'm basically looking for a method or tool to organize my downloads folder. New files are added on a constantly basis which leads to some (minor) problems the problems are: 1) many files that are ...
0
votes
2answers
112 views

GTD and handling “learning” projects

Sorry for the long post. I'm about halfway done reading through David Allen's book, so please pardon me if this is addressed somewhere in it. GTD looks like an interesting system with a lot of ...
-1
votes
1answer
92 views

Amphetamines for an academic (or other thinkers)

Hey I would like to know what you guys think about amphetamines for an academic . Do they hurt originality? How long can you get a boost out of them in your career (through tenure?)? Does it take away ...
0
votes
3answers
88 views

Is an on-screen keyboard more efficient than touch typing on a physical keyboard?

This is my first time here, so I hope this question is on topic! My friend and I got into an argument over whether typing on an on-screen keyboard (i.e. on a flat glass screen) can possibly be more ...
2
votes
1answer
185 views

How to write with two hands simultaneously?

To clarify, I'm not talking about how to become ambidextrous. I have seen a movie, where a professor can write with both of his hands simultaneously on two different papers, different things. Even ...
2
votes
3answers
290 views

What productive things can you do while you eat?

I have this really bad habit of watching TV (if there is one around) while I eat, which can sometimes escalate into binge watching a whole season of some tv show series, or just watching a whole ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

What is the Shortest Time Unit of a Goal?

Well, i have been reading a lot on goal setting and achieving. I want to set some career and personal goals for myself.what i mean to say is that what can be considered a goal. Should goal be long ...
2
votes
3answers
103 views

How do I continue working when I'm discouraged due to the error not being resolved?

I'm sure many of you are familiar with this feeling. You're trying to work out how to use some new technology or library, and it's not working how you want it to. It's throwing up some error. You're ...
5
votes
5answers
472 views

What is the ultimate personal organization system? [closed]

I have so far tried many task- and/or life-management systems and apps, solo and in conjunction. And while they are all great in one way or another I have failed to find an app or a combination of ...
2
votes
3answers
166 views

How to deal with self-doubt?

So I recently graduated with my new degree in Physics. Instead of doing a PhD, I decided to try my hand at corporate America. The results well, are interesting. I've interviewed in plenty of ...
2
votes
2answers
106 views

How to build insights purposefully?

Background I'm a student in the US starting a four-year engineering degree in the fall. Problem Whenever I've taken technical courses, I've found much of my success was dependent on whether or not ...
0
votes
1answer
98 views

E-mail management question

There is an internal support type department in our company that gets bombarded with emails daily from staff. The support group is 8 people, each part of the same email workgroup on MS Office. ...
2
votes
2answers
216 views

Why can we learn effectively only for a short period of time?

I ask this in the hopes of possibly getting some insight on how to learn for long periods of time. I'd first like to point out the distinction between working and learning. While learning you're more ...

15 30 50 per page