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99 views

Giving up a problem too early

I am a grad student doing my PhD in theoretical physics. I am struggling with a habit of giving up a problem too early. Actually now I understand that it is not a new thing to me. Since my school days ...
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2answers
189 views

How do I break free of this rut?

I have following linked problems: I want to do one thing at a time; and another at another time. I start taking small steps toward my goals and then think of doing another thing, talk myself out of ...
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115 views

Re-conditioning the brain to read numbers “visually”

I have a problem with how my brain reads numbers, it's very inefficient, I see "1" written on paper, and if I'm doing math my brain flashes to me the written word "one" which I mentally read at my ...
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0answers
166 views

What are the primary rebuttals to the 4 Hour Body and the 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris?

I have read and understand the popularity of the '4 Hour' series of best-selling books by Tim Ferris. H However Tim himself asks the readers to consider everything he writes with a skeptical mind as ...
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0answers
19 views

How to master a programming language - Java? [duplicate]

Its been quite a time that i have started working with Java. I have lot of interest in doing programming.. While i also get demotivated when i feel i dont know certain things in it too.. As everyone ...
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1answer
52 views

How to let go what happened and start THE SAME PROJECT again?

I had a final project viva I worked hard on it but the teacher pointed out many mistakes. Now it has been marked(and it is marked fine) . Now I want to correct those mistakes for my satisfaction but I ...
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2answers
117 views

What is an efficient way for storing paper based reference materials?

I have a bunch of reference materials which cannot be scanned. What are efficient ways for storing/filing such materials? Manila folders get mentioned a lot, but in my attempts of using them I have ...
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1answer
139 views

Postponing research work [duplicate]

I am a grad student in theoretical physics. Whenever I have some well defined research works (calculations, plotting etc) at hand, I postpone them. I engage myself in other things like studying ...
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26 views

How to learn a lot of subjects and understand them? [duplicate]

I am a developer. I have very ambitious plans about learning: I want to learn programming, physics, math, languages. How to combine this all? Which subjects fit better to other subject? Programming ...
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47 views

Pomodoro timer that syncs between web and android

I'm trying to get into the pomodoro mood again, after having stopped for a while. Currently I'm using Tomighty, which I actually like a lot. However, as we've got a lot of meetings here, I'm away ...
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2answers
169 views

Having exact timings for going to bed and waking up in terms of productivity

For the last few months I've been experimenting with many sleeping shedules, including the popular 2h of sleep called Uberman, and on the other side 6.5h+ of sleep. I have to say that I managed to ...
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0answers
37 views

How can I emote better? [duplicate]

I have just returned back to a regular work and have never really liked my coworkers at any of my jobs because I had incidents where I snapped at coworkers over comments that I didn't take very well. ...
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1answer
98 views

Getting as much done with the most focus [duplicate]

I have like probably many people in here a 40 hour week. In my spare time I have a project I want to work on. My goal is to become way better in a competitive activity. This is not a programming ...
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2answers
211 views

What is the best solution for digitizing notes?

I'm currently seeking a solution to: Digitize my notes Digitally hand write notes Digitally hand-annotate pdf/powerpoint files (rigid textboxes won't cut it) Digitally hand-draw diagrams and charts ...
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5answers
300 views

How can I better organize the way I take notes?

I'm a novice programmer and have been having a tough time figuring out how to take notes in an organized fashion. As I read a textbook or watch informational videos I will take a variety of notes in a ...
2
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3answers
114 views

How can i Focus on Learning one Skill at a time? [duplicate]

Well, i have a problem of learning/focusing on perhaps too many things/topics at a time. For instance i am learning a new programming language. By the time i have read few tutorials on the internet, i ...
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1answer
131 views

Keyboard for walking

I would like to be able to type my thoughts while I am walking. I remember many years ago seeing a keyboard which was controlled by a single hand and had the shape of a grip. Recently I've come ...
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0answers
36 views

Resources or techniques to improve the design of big projects?

I am working in a big (software) project and I, sometimes, feel that it has too many pieces. Some of the problematic characteristics are: The scope is big and complex. The desired final result is ...
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2answers
225 views

GTD - Horizons of Focus

I'm practicing GTD with the FacileThings app. I'm doing the control part pretty well (I think), but I'm getting more insecure about the Horizons of Focus / Perspective facet of GTD. The examples for ...
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0answers
58 views

Best books on Personal Productivity? [closed]

what are some good books on Personal productivity which have proven practical advice on being more productive and efficient at work? please provide workplace productivity related books also.
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0answers
30 views

How loud should sleep noise be? [closed]

Using white noise is often suggesting for helping people to sleep. The question I have, is how loud should it be? Should it be like voice level, or just a quiet buzz?
2
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1answer
131 views

Articles or tips on formulating (non-language related) knowledge into flashcards for spaced repetition software

There are two main articles I'm aware of about formulating knowledge into flashcards suitable for spaced repetition software (SRS). Twenty rules of formulating knowledge - Piotr Wozniak Knowledge ...
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3answers
218 views

How not to stress and hurry in work?

My way of work is agitated. I work in stressed way even if the deadline is far away... I have a bad habit to try to do everything immediately. My boss told me that twice : take your time, no hurry !. ...
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1answer
86 views

Is it possible to improve vigilance through training?

I would like to know, for practical purposes like driving, coding, martial art training, video games or any activity that require the person to be well focused, if it's possible to improve vigilance ...
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2answers
102 views

Software engineering workflow app?

I am a software engineer and I feel that I am cruelly missing a good workflow and organisation [web]app. Ideally I need : Everything in one place (one app) Permanently stored Possibility to ...
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4answers
296 views

How to stay focused on achieving my Goals?

I have read many books on goal setting. i made a list of 10 goals for the year and then just did nothing. All of my goals are realistic and specific. They are short-term to mid-term goals. I started ...
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3answers
539 views

Finding new solutions by describing problem to other people

I noticed sometimes as I'm typing out questions on the stackexchange network I get a whole new idea. It seems like the process of describing the problem helps me think in different ways. Are there any ...
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3answers
272 views

Why am I feeling overwhelmed by the feeling of confidence?

I've been having self-esteem issues for years now. And have been trying in vain to overcome it for the over-all well-being and improvement of my life. I think I finally got it into my head that ...
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3answers
116 views

Techniques and exercises to improve visualization

Do you know any techniques and exercises to improve visualization? I'd like to be able to solve problems like software design or project management or planing or furnish a room or anything else in my ...
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2answers
111 views

why do i keep procrastinating? [duplicate]

I know I have to get things done but leave things to the last minute. I have a lot of various unrelated projects but they are important. What makes me avoid the things that really need to get done? ...
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1answer
38 views

Where to Get Free Binaural Audio for Specific Attribute of Self Improvement? [closed]

I am looking for free binaural audio tracks that help attain specific self-improvement state of mind like creativity, motivation, focus etc. to improve productivity. Do you know where such can be ...
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1answer
147 views

How to limit Pomodoro breaks

I have bad procrastination and Internet addiction issues. The Pomodoro method helps a lot -- at first it was a challenge to focus on work for 25 minutes, but now I'm very good at it. Once I start a ...
2
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2answers
194 views

Simple Task Management with dependencies

First, I'd like to state that I read Task Management Application with task dependencies but it doesn't answer my question because I'm looking for something much simpler than that. I'm looking for a ...
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4answers
344 views

What should be done to get rid of fatigue after returning from office in order to start the techincal work again within a few hours?

Am a female of 31 years, weigh 50 kg at the height of 5 feet 5 inches. I work in a software company. It is summers here and I already have low blood pressure. I have got a toddler at home who ...
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1answer
62 views

How to not be judgemental? [closed]

It is very difficult for me to ignore people's behaviour. When people are nice to me I have a very little portion in my heart saying that why did that person do that thing with me in the past? I wish ...
2
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1answer
55 views

What is the solution to being scared? [closed]

I am very scared of cockroaches.I know they provide no harm and I see my mom killing them easily but still I am scared and I keep runing in the house until somebody kill it.I feel like I am the ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Unable to focus on areas I am passionate about [duplicate]

My mind goes wild and bad thoughts occupy my mind when I am free & alone. I am unable to focus on areas which I am passionate about. I am very very passionate about Astronomy and Nuclear physics. ...
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2answers
61 views

How to get more focused on research? [duplicate]

I am a PhD student and I noticed many mistakes I do are because I am not focused enough on my work. I always have been quite a dreamy person, and I think I have never cared to develop my focusing ...
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1answer
101 views

how to study less and learn more in a short time? [duplicate]

My exam is going to start from 4th May 2015,but I haven't completed my syllabus yet.I have completed only 2 chapters out of 6 in Physics,Chemistry and Biology.Now what can I do?
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4answers
88 views

What to do when asked a startling question that may not fully be clear

Occasionally people ask me questions that sort of "shock" me in the sense it doesn't seem like a valid question to be asking me. I moved to a new city where the cultural mannerisms are a little ...
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2answers
129 views

Task manager with organized tags

I'm looking for a GTD task manager software with the ability to organize areas of responsibility in an hierarchical way. Few GDT style applications I've tried seem to manage the creation of projects ...
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2answers
797 views

What is Mindfulness training and how can it boost productivity?

I hear Mindfulness training has many great effects for personal productivity. But what is it and how do you actually do it, if you want to get the results? And specifically what are those effects?
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6answers
504 views

I find myself lacking motivation to study

I'm a student. I study at CPGE which is a French abreviation for "Classes Préparatoires aux Grandes Écoles d'ingénieur" which consists in a two preparatory years to enter the highest engineering ...
0
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1answer
63 views

ashamed about my reactions /anger [closed]

I am constantly feeling ashamed of myself for reacting the way all people do. To be clear, just like everybody I am having issues of being compared constantly with others, jealousy etc..,From ...
0
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1answer
34 views

Scheduled notification suppression for Android

I am not looking to turn-off notifications completely, but instead, I ideally would like to be able to have Android delay all notifications until a certain time in the day, say 21:00, or whenever I ...
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3answers
69 views

Memorisation Help

Pushed for time, I am in need for proven strategies which reinforce memorisation of heaps of information. I am in need of a method which I can universally apply to any kind of information.
3
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3answers
167 views

How to keep following a good schedule?

Every 5-6 days later I think there is change in my life, I diet,save money study well and drink 12 glass of water. But at the end of weekend, I spend my pocket money on food,don't study as planned on ...
2
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3answers
126 views

How to utilize time between the two sessions of an exam held in a day?

If there are two exam sessions- one from 9.30 to 11.30 and other from 2.30 to 4.30- then how best can we utilize these 3 hours. We can't commute back to our room and take a nap, as the test-centers ...
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3answers
124 views

(When) should I take a break in a 3 hours exam?

Is it advisable to take a break of 5 mins in the middle of 3 hour exam? Are there any studies that suggest us the best time at which we should take a break during an exam? Also, what exactly could be ...
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2answers
60 views

Is “mind mapping” inherently hierarchical?

I notice that many, if not all, mind mapping applications are hierarchical, stemming outward from one central idea and dividing down to smaller ideas. In general, even if links between child nodes are ...

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