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2answers
148 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, ...
3
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2answers
207 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
134 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
206 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 ...
0
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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
57 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 it,...
1
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1answer
107 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 ...
0
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0answers
75 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 ...
1
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1answer
95 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' ...
2
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2answers
163 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 ...
1
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1answer
119 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 '...
3
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3answers
277 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 ...
0
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1answer
38 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
131 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 ...
0
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2answers
74 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 ...
1
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4answers
116 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
50 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 ...
1
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2answers
173 views

GTD vs Kanban? Compare and contrast for in-progress

Okay, so currently I use a simplified GTD system with Emacs's Org-mode to organize my life. My simplification is that I have only one "agenda" list, but I do have items context-tagged (work, home, ...
1
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3answers
91 views

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 work,...
3
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3answers
148 views

How can I make my computer to kick me off and shut down?

Mornings are a particularly bad time for me; the really rational part of my brain doesn't seem to kick in until around 9:30 or 10:00 am. I find I'm spending (way) too much time on the computer in the ...
0
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1answer
47 views

Choosing a better keyboard layout for programming and text production

What I need: I am looking for a better, more efficient keyboard layout for the kind of work I do. It needs to be available on Linux and Windows. Can someone recommend a layout that suggest my needs? ...
0
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1answer
56 views

How to organize research material efficently [duplicate]

How can one organize research related study material efficiently? I am talking about ebooks, journal articles and presentation slides (all separate computer files). The tool/software/ arrangement ...
0
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5answers
352 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 ...
11
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5answers
463 views

how do I change my working habits to keep myself from surfing the web while working?

While I am working on my master thesis, I find myself checking some unrelated websites every 90 minutes or so. Now, I am still being productive, but I think it would help if I would stop surfing ...
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1answer
49 views

How should these desks be rearranged to minimise overlooking and discomfort? [closed]

We have an office that seats 5 or 6 people. It is arranged in the following way: As I see it, the two middle desks are best for comfort with regards to minimising overlooking. All of the other ...
0
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0answers
33 views

Studying efficiency [duplicate]

What is the best way to organize my day, without getting lazy and skipping stuff? Also, I sometimes feel that I can't finish my to-do list because I am tired. So what is the most efficient way to ...
0
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5answers
174 views

How can I ensure that I wake up in the morning? [duplicate]

I've had trouble waking up on command for basically my entire life. I just recently started grad school. The only job I've ever had before was in the evening, and it's never a problem for me to be ...
1
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1answer
62 views

Controlling excitement/anxiety

I often get excited and my hands, legs and even voice start trembling. These usually happen when I am debating or arguing with friends/people, speaking in front of many people, asking questions in the ...
0
votes
2answers
74 views

How to overcome or control my habit of laughing alone? [closed]

I am facing this problem with me for long periods of time and I'm unable to overcome this habit. My funny life experiences and the jokes and comedies which I had watched, all start recollecting in ...
3
votes
3answers
270 views

Is learning by doing and watching tutorials actually profitable?

I just got a small job, installing and implementing a samba4 system. This job is mainly for educational purposes as I've never used samba before and know the basics of networking and Linux. My ...
1
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3answers
253 views

Todo List manager with daily time planner

I'm looking for a todo list manager which has these features: add 'things' to do then from that list of things I can either mark them as complete Or I can 'drag' that 'thing' onto a timesheet (so ...
1
vote
4answers
104 views

how to Resolve distraction from my mind [duplicate]

If i do any work, i give instructions from my mouth means (which can be heard by my ear) then i do that work well, And It will be perfect. if i tried to talk with my inner voice. i am easily ...
1
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1answer
76 views

How to call it quits when it's not productive?

I sometimes get stuck spending too much effort doing something that's not going to work out and even if it did it's not worth it. Right now I'm trying to log in to an old Twitter account of mine. I ...
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votes
4answers
108 views

What is the ideal ratio of entertainment / work hours [closed]

I am trying to find out what is the ideal ratio of work & entertainment hours i.e: If I work for 2 hour (Office, Freelance & Learning stuff) I can have 1 hour of entertainment (Movie, Gaming &...
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votes
1answer
60 views

What mind trick can I use to remember to calculus formulas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apXayVtvCCc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iay8EFCjqfA I found these two videos very helpful. But, what about the rest of the formulas? Like, arcsine, arccos, log, ...
3
votes
2answers
200 views

Is Speed Reading Scientifically Proven to be Effective?

I've read a lot about Speed Reading. I did ocular exercises in the past, and I confess that I really have read faster the texts of my ocular exercises (that I wasn't reading by the first time), and ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Programmer wanting to manage 'context switching' between tasks better [duplicate]

I am a programmer, my daily routine demands that I switch focus (aka 'context switch') between many different tasks in a day. On top of this I have to deal the with usual interruptions from meetings, ...
1
vote
2answers
186 views

can't focus on certain day or after a few working hour and how to overcome the problem

I noticed that on certain days, I can't focus at all. For example, it is Sunday night and I was actually at school today. However, I couldn't focus on what I was studying. I did 71 hours at school ...
0
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0answers
22 views

App for android with tasks and subtasks with possibility deactivating alarm on subtasks

I am looking for app that enables this. I have a main task and below several subtask with regular alarms (for example daily) for each. If I check main task all subtasks should be inactive until I ...
0
votes
1answer
122 views

How can I do my work AT work and not at home?

I'm a college student studying Computer Science. Certain classes are about practising the material, which was covered in the lectures. The problem is - I can never get myself to do the work properly ...
0
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2answers
71 views

How to pace myself for increase in working hours from 7.5 to 8?

Currently I work 37.5 hours per week. I will be working 40 hours per week soon. At the moment, I feel drained after 7.5 hours at work. What can I do to pace myself for an increase to 8 hours (e.g. ...
3
votes
3answers
154 views

When to choose tutorials and when to choose books?

When I want to learn something new I tend to choose books to learn it, but I feel that they sometimes slow me down. I've decided that I will choose books for things I want to be more average at, and ...
3
votes
6answers
314 views

How to pause & resume research in the internet?

I have this problem that comes up most frequently when researching products or services or concepts on the internet. The nature of comparison shopping today often dictates that we need to put in ...
1
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5answers
137 views

Strategy on taking notes from academic articles?

I'm in the final phase for my Masters in Computer Science. I have to write a thesis (12,000 words). The recommended reading is 50+ academic papers (varying lengths). I've never been an effective ...
-1
votes
1answer
61 views

Deep sleep aids

I'm looking for a sleep aid, herb, or medication that triggers or helps the transition into deep sleep (primarily stages 3 and 4). Ideally this miracle substance would allow someone to sleep for a ...
2
votes
3answers
241 views

Do we need rest after sitting on a comfortable chair all day?

I am making my daily time table chart. I work as a web developer. After my work, I take a bus and come back home. There is not much physical activity involved. I added an extra time of 30 minutes to ...
2
votes
1answer
98 views

How can i organize my music file(mp3) library? [closed]

I have about 250-300 mp3 files stored in my microSD card, mounted to my android smartphone. In the beginning, I downloaded songs from the internet and just moved them to a folder. The music player app ...
4
votes
4answers
288 views

How can I “reach” a procrastinating classmate to teach him about how to solve it?

EDIT Thank you all for your ideas and tips! A classmate of mine in high school doesn't learn much in school, nor does he do much homework. He doesn't understand the current topics discussed in ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

Why does adding a new note type on Anki break synchronisation?

If you add a new note type on Anki (manage note types- add one - delete it) the app says it has to resync your entire database to the server, merging is no longer possible. Why does this happen? How ...

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