7
votes
4answers
505 views

Does masturbation make you more or less productive? [closed]

Does anyone have personal experience regarding their levels of productivity with masturbation (via watching pornography)? Yes I know masturbation lowers your stress but does it lower productivity?
7
votes
2answers
258 views

What to write in a daily journal?

I have often read in self help websites that successful people maintain journals. What has maintaining journals to do with success? What should be written in a journal daily? How to maintain a ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

Does a tablet with stylus solve the paper vs digital problem?

I want to get serious about task and time management but am torn between paper and digital. While researching various methods, I saw an anecdote about a person switching from digital to paper and then ...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

Email: should I have separate folders for Invoices and Receipts

In my email account, I currently have an Archive folder where I keep messages for eventual reference/documentation. These messages are not actionable — either there is no immediate associated action, ...
2
votes
3answers
119 views

How to develop discipline to take relevant notes?

During my working life, taking notes in an ordered, relevant fashion has been quite burdensome. It seems to be essential to planning not to rely on the fragile human mind, so it is evermore needed to ...
3
votes
2answers
157 views

Does text expansion help you be more productive?

I have read a few articles on text expansion (mainly from Lifehacker) and they express the benefits of text expansion in their workflows to save time throughout the day. Has anyone put this to ...
4
votes
0answers
52 views

How identify negative aspects of your own personality? [closed]

Recently, I was talking to one of my relatives who has a very irritating personality. This fact is known to everyone in the family, but the relative himself doesn't seem to get it. I wondering if I ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

Are there pre-made Monthly/ Weekly Grocery and Meal Plans available on the web? [duplicate]

I am looking to start to eat and cook healthy at home, to build up valuable cooking skills and to eat healthy. Any attempt I have to buy groceries for cooking actual meals usually fails and I revert ...
1
vote
4answers
536 views

Mail: Read = done, or should you archive to achieve 'inbox zero'? [closed]

One thing that has always been spinning my mind, almost ever since I've been using Mail, in a bit more mature way, was "Do I need inbox-zero?".. up to now, I've been living successfully, every now and ...
2
votes
2answers
132 views

Working with Kanban and daily and repetitious tasks

I have recently begun using a Kanban style system to work through my tasks. I've adopted this system because quite a few of my tasks are long-term, ranging from several days to several weeks. At the ...
0
votes
1answer
78 views

How does one handle it when he/she is the center of blame always? [closed]

Before I begin, I must clarify that I am a teenager and a programmer and this is going to be a long post. My case might resonate with other teenagers or it may not but anyways, here it goes. I know ...
1
vote
4answers
103 views

Is there a pomodoro timer with visual cues instead of an alarm?

Is there some kind of "pomodoro-like" timer available for people that are hearing impaired and have trouble hearing alarms? Please no app or software, this must be a physical device that can be placed ...
3
votes
6answers
160 views

How to concentrate and study something that is boring

I'm a high school student, I have a problem with learning geography. For me, it's the most boring subject I have to learn. I can't concentrate and remember the things I have to. If I read 10-15 pages ...
2
votes
2answers
161 views

Timebox scheduling in GTD

I have somewhat of a dilemma with my GTD system. Lately I started outlining schedules in my application of choice (CC Things). The idea was to create explicit repeating tasks for major activities ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

Unhappy with current situation, how to make it through my next planned steps?

I had within the past year an epiphany and "crystallization" of my core values. Before this realization I had latent beliefs and values, but I had no direction and was just coasting along my current ...
-1
votes
3answers
38 views

How to coordinate digital calendars?

Is there a way that my wife and I could both have digital calendars in a handheld device, that could sync with each other and we could still use when WiFi was not available? I know then they would ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Absorb a Text By Typing It Out [closed]

When I'm reading a dry text I often feel the desire to just open up a word processor and type out the text in its entirety as I'm reading it. The subject is so boring to me that I want to be doing ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Left handed mousing without swapping the buttons [closed]

Today I encountered the idea of using the mouse with the left hand, and decided to try it. I would like to avoid swapping the mouse buttons because that will make it harder for me to use other ...
4
votes
5answers
519 views

How to stop learning and start coding?

I'd like to ask you for some advice. I'm currently building the MVP for my startup. I'm also quite motivated to improve my skill in programming, but since I decided to do this project I spent a lot of ...
3
votes
2answers
240 views

My Goals and Daily Programme

In the turn of this year, I have put together some goals which I want to pursue and areas of my life I want to advance in. To meet these goals, or to work within these areas, I have created a daily ...
7
votes
2answers
204 views

How do some users here keep up with so much information without getting overwhelmed?

There are many users here who sign up to different *.SE sites and still continuously participate with some of these sites. I tried to do that too. But I got overwhelmed just thinking of it. One ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

What kind of permissions are necessary to give a workshop or write a book about GTD? [closed]

Today I was participating in a discussion panel for instructors at my university and we got to talking about time management. I recommend to the audience that they should read David Allen's GTD book, ...
4
votes
2answers
88 views

Pushing myself too hard to exercise, causing me stress

Recently it has dawned on me the necessity to exercise regularly, but I am highly over-pushing myself to do it, and its causing me to stress out about doing it. I've been doing it consistently for the ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

How to find a summer job [closed]

I am 19 and am without any formal job experience. I want to get a job for the summer before I go off to college. Where do I even start?
2
votes
1answer
90 views

How can I learn how to focus better? [duplicate]

I have what I used to call a "butterfly brain": if something doesn't interest me, I find it almost impossible to stay focussed on the subject for more than a few minutes at once. Back in my student ...
5
votes
3answers
164 views

Does military background enhance productivity? [closed]

Is there any research investigating the effect (or correlation) of a military background of a person on his productivity, effectiveness and other characteristics? It is often casually claimed that a ...
0
votes
2answers
67 views

What do you do during slow builds when using the Pomodoro technique?

I'm a programmer using the Pomodoro technique and every time I build my project it can take up to a minute. This is something I may have to do several times in a single Pomodoro. I'm wondering what is ...
0
votes
1answer
69 views

How many Pomodoro sprints and what to include?

Here is a question — How many Pomodoro sprints do you do a day and what kind of activities do you include in a sprint? For example I have said that getting 10 sprints done in a day is a reasonable ...
3
votes
3answers
229 views

Cannot reproduce what I have learned or memorised

I am an Accounting senior level student. My issue is due to lots of information in the books I tend to forget about every specific topic and heading even if I compile notes and memory aids. Reason ...
0
votes
3answers
226 views

What techniques can I use to complete a thesis in 3 months time?

I am a master's in applied science student in Civil Engineering. My research work deals with analysis of 3 huge data sets in R language and simulating the results in another software. I want to stay ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

How to know if I'm being too slow in a project with a GTD system?

If I use a classical project management tool like a Gantt diagram, I know if I'm being too slow because I can see the critical path. If a task is not completed in the time allowed, I'm probably not ...
3
votes
5answers
352 views

How do I stop my self from learning everything about any subject I read?

I'm majoring in computer science. The amount of stuff we learn is already overwhelming. Topics I'm learning about so many stuff (networking, security, web development, and software development). Not ...
2
votes
2answers
131 views

How to wake up without alarm? [closed]

Is there a way I can wake up at morning without using an alarm. I ask this because some of my roommates don't want to wake up early and I don't want to bother them. I want to wake up at 4 a.m. ...
2
votes
4answers
260 views

For what kind of activity is Pomodoro technique effective?

I've tried using Pomodoro Technique when I was studying, though I wouldn't dare use it when I'm programming. It is somewhat helpful when I have to watch videos of lectures and take notes. I thought I ...
1
vote
1answer
84 views

How do I set aside time for leisurely reading?

I love reading. For me, it's very stimulating to read for pleasure. Oddly enough, reading on the subway in NYC works very well for me. I am able to live inside the pages of the book I am reading and ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

How can I become free from the pulling force of thoughts and focus on Meditation? [duplicate]

I have recently started practicing meditation. My main objective is improve concentration and peace of mind I am trying to focus on my breath. Initially I starts with focus on my breath. While I am ...
1
vote
1answer
169 views

Trying to be an early raiser

I'm a CS master student I'm trying to change my sleeping habits. I used to wake up 9 am everyday, but now I want to change that to start waking up at 6am. I have some friends who wake up at 5 or even ...
5
votes
3answers
241 views

How can I stay focused on one task, when thinking about others cause me to lose motivation to do any of them?

I've noticed a disturbing pattern with myself that goes like this: At the beginning (e.g. start of the day, sitting down after lunch, or getting home at night), think about one thing I need to do ...
4
votes
1answer
192 views

How to get enough motivation to overcome inner resistance to change due to comfort zone, and work hard

I work as a developer and was recently promoted to dev lead. I performed my previous role very well - though I initially faced challenges I overcame those and I am able to deliver the work with in ...
12
votes
4answers
619 views

Restoring integrity after capturing too many ideas in GTD

GTD as the Curse of Facebook (GTD buzzwords italicized): Like any human, I generate many more ideas than I can execute. However, I meticulously capture these ideas with a GTD system (ticklers, ...
1
vote
2answers
117 views

Non-electronic alternative to a calendar for “don't break the chain”?

I need motivation to complete some daily studies. In the past, I used Web-based "don't break the chain" software. This counted when I studied and awarded various virtual trophies each time I reached a ...
0
votes
1answer
92 views

How to effectively manage time for 10 books? [duplicate]

I am currently writing 10 books. Each book is non-fiction. None are part of a series or set. Each is unrelated, no content is shared between them. Each will require approximately the same amount of ...
1
vote
3answers
136 views

Personal notes software with Android/web sync option

I spend two hours in the subway each day and trying to use this time as wisely as possible. Most of the time I am doing some notes, regading my day planning, week planning, ideas sketching and so on. ...
5
votes
4answers
190 views

How do you Unlearn things?

Imagine you have an habit or a way of thinking that you think is wrong but you keep thinking /doing the same way because you have done it all your life the same way. How do you reverse it? Edit: ...
4
votes
3answers
84 views

Sleeping at odd hours, stuck in a cycle [duplicate]

So I sleep from 8am to 5pm and can't seem to break the cycle, do I need a doctor? The "waking up early" thing won't work because I am only just going to bed when it's early. I tried the few hours of ...
3
votes
6answers
162 views

How can I block an application such that I myself cannot use it?

I have trouble with personal productivity at home, sometimes, due to overuse of time-wasting applications. I'm trying to work around my poor willpower by locking the application from being ...
0
votes
2answers
73 views

How to find time management & organization skills classes for adults?

My girlfriend struggles mightily with time management and organization. She is a teacher, she works incredibly hard outside the classroom, grading papers & tracking student progress or preparing ...
4
votes
5answers
452 views

How to use multiple monitors effectively?

Summary I have been issued a second monitor at work, and now I'm looking for ways to use it effectively. Full explanation Much of what I find on the net via searching is step by step "click here, ...
5
votes
3answers
230 views

Ways to maintain the feeling of accomplishment

I keep lists of goals. I regularly read books and blog posts (here included), watch motivational speakers and keep up with the classics (Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, seth godin, Richard wiseman). ...
7
votes
2answers
351 views

Daily ToDo list + Visual long term planning

TL;DR I'm looking for simple software where I can plan long-term projects visually, then load next steps into a daily ToDo list. I'm a graduate student so I have an extreme mix of important tasks ...

15 30 50 per page