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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
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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 ...
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8answers
604 views

Solutions for working with pen/paper while using a computer at the same desk

I do my work at a desk with computer monitors, a mouse, a keyboard, and a notepad and pen. The problem is that if I want to stay facing the monitors and have my keyboard, mouse and notebook at hand, ...
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2answers
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Is there a FOSS, full-featured, cloudless GTD software that supports both desktop and mobile platforms?

Excuse the very specific question, but I think my criteria are warranted. Having read Getting Things Done, it seems that the system offered by David Allen not only has merits, but it is also ...
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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 ...
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5answers
807 views

Depression or Procrastination, Can either be permanently changed?

This morning I was diagnosed with depression and given medication. My initial reason for visiting the doctor, is because I'm very tired and can't seem to generate the elan to do stuff. As an example, ...
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16answers
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What to do while compiling?

Reading about producitivity lately, it seems that multi-tasking is a bad strategy* (and I certainly feel that it contributes to stress), but I'm not sure how to avoid it when working on legacy ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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(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, ...
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2answers
95 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 ...
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2answers
171 views

Card View in Gmail

Most of the time I am working in Gmail, and to take down a note or to dump an idea, I usually compose a new email and save it as a draft. Modifying and searching for such a note is quite efficient in ...
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2answers
75 views

How to organize a document that summarizes multiple research articles with heavy formulation

Does anyone have this problem? This has been a struggle of mine ever since I started doing research couple of years ago. When I do literature review, I look for ways to compile my own document with ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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,...
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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 ...
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11answers
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Too lazy to do programming?

I am a programmer, or could be called so because with my laziness with programming I am more often doing half a job and then start gaming. The other half I do tomorrow, next week or next month. What ...
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1answer
143 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 ...
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4answers
676 views

How to prevent the urge to masturbate to keep on track with work?

I'm a 17 year old male. I'm not going to be subtle about it, I masturbate a lot. When I start getting the urge, I almost have to otherwise I'm completely uncomfortable until I do something about it. ...
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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.!!
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14answers
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How to force myself to focus while reading?

I am having very less concentration. Specially when I read a book or an article. I don't read a paragraph of 2 lines even. I start searching 1 or 2 words from a line and leave the rest. Definitely, It ...
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8answers
8k views

How can I use Outlook folders to implement GTD?

I want to use Outlook folders to implement GTD so that I don't have to use a separate program. How can I set up Outlook folders to be GTD lists?
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 ...
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17answers
4k views

How can I speed up my coding?

I am currently studying Informatics and Computer Science. Cause I know there are quite a lot of programmers here on SE, I would like to ask for advice on speeding up my coding. First, a brief ...
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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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10answers
20k views

Feel sleepy in the morning for a few hours after I wake up.How to fix it?

I sleep for 6-7 hours in the night everyday. When I wake up in the morning I feel sleepy continuously for 2-3 hours because of which my productivity has become low in the morning. Even when I have a ...
2
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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
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 ...
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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,...
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6answers
452 views

How to become more productive or remain one of the updated person in work as a Software Developer

As we know being a software devloper/computer geek requires to be updated in terms of new technologies as well as must be good hand on computer machine. To be a good software person I do the below ...
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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' ...
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0answers
85 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 ...
12
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2answers
385 views

How do you recover from a long streak of non-productivity?

I find myself going through long periods of inactivity such as a long vacation or time spent doing things not really related to work (routine, non-complex errands which take a lot of time and put your ...
3
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3answers
114 views

personal workflow management that interacts with redmine/jira (and others)

I'd like to start using a personal workflow manager / todo list app to keep track of what I want to get done. The main, sort of out of the ordinary, requirement I have is to (preferrably automatically)...
0
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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 ...
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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 '...
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12answers
41k views

How to wake up if even alarm clock doesn't wake me up?

I have deep-sleep problem. When I go sleep, I set up at least 3 alarm clocks on my notebook ("alarm-clock" applet on linux), and set volume to maximum. They are very loud. But I never hear them, and I ...
4
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3answers
596 views

How *exactly* do you manage all of the various things you need to do during the workday?

During the day (at work), I've got a number of different things I need to do (mostly work-related, but some personal). These fit into general categories: the major things I'm working on that day (...
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13answers
3k views

How can I improve my handwriting?

My productivity is hampered by the poor quality of my handwriting. Nobody else can read it, and even I struggle at times. I usually compensate by typing things, but sometimes handwriting is ...
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 ...
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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
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6answers
317 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 ...
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 ...
11
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5answers
472 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 ...
2
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3answers
674 views

How to focus without bad habits?

I have a terrible habit, Whenever I am deeply concentrating on something I chew my fingers, Not just a slight munch, but enough that i am splitting the skin. The issue is that I am so focused on ...
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 ...
2
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3answers
5k views

Saving link from iOS Facebook app to Pocket workflow

I use Pocket to store my found online reading material, some of which is found through friends and followed companies sharing on Facebook. Using the iOS Facebook app, the current method I use to do ...
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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 ...
10
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5answers
1k views

Symbols/Icons for Note Taking

I'm looking for a method (or at least anything any wrote about this topic) which uses icons or symbols for note taking. So for example, I will be taking notes in class and want to "tag" certain things ...

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