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3answers
380 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
153 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, ...
6
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1answer
145 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 ...
0
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1answer
45 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, ...
0
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1answer
42 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
293 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, ...
0
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0answers
54 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
64 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 ...
0
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1answer
70 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 ...
0
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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
94 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
72 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 ...
1
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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
242 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
269 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 ...
0
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0answers
21 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.!!
0
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1answer
142 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 ...
0
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2answers
150 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
213 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
138 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
216 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
20 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
61 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
113 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
84 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
votes
2answers
164 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
122 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
279 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
40 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
141 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
votes
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 ...
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4answers
117 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
votes
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
vote
3answers
229 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
vote
3answers
93 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
votes
3answers
149 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
votes
1answer
49 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
votes
1answer
61 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
votes
5answers
356 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
votes
5answers
471 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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votes
1answer
50 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
votes
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
votes
5answers
179 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
vote
1answer
64 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
76 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
277 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
vote
3answers
268 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 ...

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