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How can using Post-It notes make you more efficient?

I have colleague who uses a tremendous amount of post-it notes. Every day, I notice that he has at least 20 post-it notes spread around his monitor, desk, and window-sill. I was curious about ways to ...
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1answer
73 views

Productivity enhancing nutritional habits [duplicate]

I work as a developer, and have a startup on the side. I keep a decent fitness routine, however, I would like to know how to maximise my mental clarity and focus in the evenings to continue working. ...
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71 views

How to work effectively during the holiday season?

I am in a situation where I must do a lot of work during this holiday season. How can I do this, without looking asocial to my friends and family? I will be in situations where there are alot of ...
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2answers
132 views

Staying motivated after holidays were cancelled

Setting: I had a high workload and additional personal issues over the last months, which are burning me out. What kept me going was the upcoming holidays end of the year and the outlook to get some ...
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3answers
178 views

How do I use my smartphone more efficiently?

I feel that my smartphone should be renamed as "dumbphone", mainly because it's too distracting; it wastes a lot of my time. Also, I find it complicated and generally a time-killer for me. I find ...
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194 views

Does a Kindle with e-Ink impair sleep the way a computer monitor can?

I have read a number of sources say you should stop looking at monitors an hour before bedtime, because this gap in exposure to blue light allows you to fall asleep more quickly and sleep more soundly....
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249 views

How many usable hours do I have in a day?

I want to know, how can I figure out how much time I have in a day to use? What is a good way to calculate exactly how much time I have to put into my work?
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5answers
125 views

How to add teeth to a plan?

I am curious about good ways to enforce the plans that I make. I don't want to use the word "punishment", but I feel that maybe there's an aspect of that. I want to be able to make my plans more ...
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251 views

Does multiple monitors increase productivity

Currently I have a separate Desktop and a laptop. I have seen that in some people tend to use multiple monitors. Gamers of course love it. But as a programmer, should it be something essential to ...
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129 views

I need a wearable device that can alert me 2 hours from any now that I choose

I want to click, tap, poke, prod drop or kick the thing and in exactly two hours, or another period I set, it beeps, vibrates, howls or screams at me that the period has elapsed, and hopefully wont ...
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2answers
273 views

The Productivity Monk Lifestyle or Apartment Monk Lifestyle [closed]

Everyday I make a to-do list for the next day, and a schedule to go along with it, and on paper it seems like the next day will be a productive and good one. But I can never complete my list, because ...
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1answer
78 views

What is the best definition of Urgent in relation to the Urgent/Important matrix?

The Urgent/Important matrix was made wildly popular in Stephen Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People. While the concept is relatively easy to understand, I find that many people get ...
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1answer
66 views

What are the best podcasts/audiobooks (preferably free) to listen too? [closed]

I have seen several topics discussing the pros and cons of audiobooks and podcasts. Several users have mentioned the podcasts they use in their answers but I couldn't find a single resource for good ...
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2answers
59 views

How should I ask a question? Which doesn't feel so original/genuine?

I always have so many questions, some are genuine and, some don't give me a genuine feeling.When a question gives me a genuine feel, I really don't hesitate to ask. But when a question is there(deep ...
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4answers
338 views

How to handle long drives to work?

Every morning, I need to drive between anywhere between 2 hours, and sometimes upwards of 3 hours. Sometimes I wonder just how much I can mitigate this pain, in regards to the loss in my ...
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2answers
102 views

steps to start programming project [closed]

I am software engineering student. I've been thinking about how I can handle a big project. What should be my first step to reach my goal in a more efficient and effective way? for example tax office ...
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2answers
100 views

How to manage calendared actions in GTD

I'm currently applying GTD principles in my productivity pipeline. But I'm confused about quite a few things. One of it is how do I decide if I should put something in the calendar? I'm used to ...
2
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3answers
223 views

Note Taking / Idea Organization featuring Spatial Organization, features Relationship and Containers

I am a piles organizer. I believe part of this psychology is based on the knowledge that having a real world representation of a task helps keep it in mind. It also helps me organize things as I can ...
2
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4answers
110 views

How can I be more productive on Fridays?

I feel like every Friday, it's the same story. I set out the day, trying to have a productive Friday, but it seems like it's more challenging on Fridays. Does anyone relate to this? How can you ...
1
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1answer
69 views

How to speak and understand the Arabic language fluently?

I know how to read and write Arabic reasonably well. However, I am not able to speak Arabic fluently ( I can speak just a little bit). I want to speak and understand Arabic (especially Emirati ...
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2answers
1k views

How do I use sleep to my advantage?

I am curious about how I can better sleep, in order to improve my productivity. One thing I want to understand, is how I can accurately figure out how long is my sleep cycle. I read it's around 80 to ...
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3answers
90 views

Study Tips For High Work Load

I am in my second year of studying, compared to other students; having twice the work load I am curious of any golden rules, tips & tricks that can be offered
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2answers
138 views

How to study something you don't like at all

So i'm in school, I've taken commerce and i don't like it at all. I know I've made a mistake but i had no choice since the subjects here (India) are very limited. It's the last year of my school and i'...
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1answer
107 views

Why can't I sleep for a long time after 1 cup of coffee [closed]

A few weeks ago I started drinking coffee since we now got free coffee at school. Although this had a negative effect on me. Whenever I drink a cup of coffee at 9 am I'm able to stay awake and ...
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2answers
156 views

What kind of tasks belong on to do lists and which don't?

I like making lists and I keep them in Evernote or a paper notebook. Most of the time, this is great. However sometimes I get frustrated looking at the list when there are things on there that I ...
4
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1answer
85 views

Why does colouring relieve stress?

Seeing the adult colouring books being sold worldwide it seems that colouring has something to do with stress relief. I want to know why does colouring relieve stress? Why not cooking or any other ...
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5answers
3k views

Is the “two-minute” rule really an efficient way of dealing with to-do items?

In one of David Allen's audio tapes I recall him mentioning his "two-minute rule", which means - if you recall something you need to do, and that something takes less than 2 minutes to do, then drop ...
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2answers
73 views

I try to keep myself in the present moment all the time. Do I still need to have separate sessions of meditation?

Whenever I start daydreaming or cursing or giving explanation to other people in my imagination, I always tell myself "come back" and stop the respective activity (of course when I realize it). ...
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3answers
273 views

StackExchangeNotes? Note-taking software that uses text mining techniques and finds similar notes

There are 100s of note-taking applications, but I'm surprised that none seem to help me solve the biggest problem I have with notes: remembering to remember. I use large collections of notes to plan ...
3
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1answer
140 views

What kind of mental exercises can improve memory?

For example Suduko is said to keep brain sharp because it makes us think a lot. What kind of mental exercises can improve memory?
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2answers
82 views

How to maintain a diary about the wasted things which I had bought?

It seems I have a habit of compulsive shopping. I buy food items, then keep them on kitchen counter and then throw them after some days because I don't use them in their due time. I buy some things ...
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3answers
90 views

When quitting a bad habit, how do I find a substitute habit to distract myself from that bad habit?

I have an issue with trying to avoiding a specific website - this website happens to be Reddit.com (actually, it can be facebook or anything). So, I tell myself repeatedly - "no more reddit !" and I ...
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6answers
256 views

How do I create a more efficient morning routine?

I would like to have a good morning routine. My main issue is that I spend a lot of time on breakfast. I wonder if it makes more sense to have a small-yet-healthy breakfast, and opt for a bigger ...
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4answers
132 views

Since “Empty mind is a devil's workshop”, am I supposed to be busy all the time in order to be happy?

Am I supposed to take that proverb literally, and keep doing something or the other all the time? My intention is to be happy and peaceful.
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1answer
184 views

Why is it recommended not to browse Internet during the pomodoro break?

Why is it said that we should take a walk instead of browsing Internet during pomodoro breaks? What if I watch a non mind engaging activity like watching cat video on YouTube during the break? How ...
2
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2answers
156 views

Is it worth taking work breaks “by feel”?

As a student working on multiple things, not finding enough time is a constant problem and finding efficiency tweaks is always a goal. Every single source I look at recommends scheduling work into ...
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3answers
261 views

How to limit the number of Youtube videos watched?

I have ran into this problem that I get into these Youtube video watching cycles which then take a toll on my sleeping schedule and later productivity the next day. I've tried limiting the # of ...
5
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4answers
370 views

How to get rid of my approval seeking desire?

I am 32. I am an approval seeker. Drawing and crafts is my hobby but before I make anything for my house I wonder whether my husband will like it or not. That stops me from doing much if I know he won'...
0
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3answers
90 views

How to prioritise my goals?

I am a 27 year old CXO for a startup. Although I like my work, I am sure that this is not my calling. I am deeply driven to travel the world and absorb and learn all I can. Getting quickly to the ...
0
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1answer
45 views

How to overcome resistance to do *more* than your initial goal?

Right now, I have a couple of solid habits that I do every day for around 20 minutes, but I often exceed that limit and go to about an hour. I log my habits with an Android app called HabitBull, which ...
0
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3answers
186 views

Problem with getting started with coding on new project

I am part of a new startup and really excited about our project. However, despite all the fun and inspirational planning meetings we are having, I have a really hard time actually getting started ...
5
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4answers
129 views

How to reduce the usage of mobile at home?

I am addicted to mobile as my wife thinks. She complains that I don't give her time like I give for the mobile. But I don't realize it. I think I am using the mobile normally and not like addiction. I ...
0
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2answers
34 views

In regards to establishing a series of new habits, is it counterproductive to shorten the timespan required?

They say that it takes 21 days to establish a new habit. But I find this to seem a bit arbitrary. Suppose I want to instill 3 new habits: 1. Exercise 10 minutes a day 2. Write a diary every day for ...
2
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2answers
123 views

Remembering to do something when in the past there was nothing to remember for it

This is somewhat related to remembering things you don't use often. How do you remember something new where you never had to know it before? For example my new drivers licence requires me to update my ...
2
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3answers
116 views

Is the conventional hand placement for touch typing really the most efficient way?

The conventional hand placement for touch typing is as the following: However, some very fast typists report using a non conventional hand placement technique. Examples are the asker of this ...
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2answers
162 views

How long does it take to speed up on touch typing?

I have started to practice touch typing a couple of weeks ago. Today, I have performed an online typing test and it showed a dreadful 26 WPM. Is this normal? I am reading people able to touch type at ...
0
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1answer
134 views

Dangerous procrastination [duplicate]

I have always done things that appealed to me in the moment and are not worth anything in the longer run. I have spent when I am disappointed with myself. Lied and convinced myself into falling for ...
1
vote
4answers
313 views

Strategies to focus for a long time

In my college the system is really bad. We may take 4 lectures one after another. Each is of one and half hour long with 10 minutes breaks in between which we use to ask the lecturer of what we didn'...
5
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2answers
208 views

Strategies for keeping a relaxed stated while working on stressful projects

I have a long and hard project in my TO-DO that most times I think about it make me feel stressed, overwhelmed and sometimes anxious. Avoiding it would have a great cost and the stress is not helping ...
2
votes
1answer
189 views

How to get back to polyphasic sleep after over-sleeping?

I am attempting to transition into a polyphasic sleep pattern Uberman. But sometimes I over-sleep. I wonder which is the better way to try and get back to the polyphasic sleep after that: Continue ...

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