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How to be productive when you don't have an end goal in mind?

It seems to me that the most productive people in life have some larger vision that guides them forward (Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.). I myself am someone who is not content with making small ...
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Wrist watch with programmable time-management funtion

I am looking for wrist watch with at least 8 programmable alarms. It can be a watchface for pebble or apple watch OS or android wear, does not need to be a physical watch. Recurring short silent ...
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371 views

GTD How to prevent tasks from waiting be done for too long

I've started using GTD however I am experiencing problems that while some of my tasks/projects get done within the deadlines. For some they just stay on and on... until I am reminded by client that he ...
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1answer
118 views

How many units of work per unit of break?

How should I gauge the percentage of work time against percentage of reward time? Example: I have a day-long activity that would be a powerful motivator for me to get some work done, but I'm not sure ...
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1answer
78 views

Reading relevant messages from social networking notifications

To stay updated and learn on the happening things around world on topics of my interest, I have subscribed to limited social networking notifications. The daunting challenge mostly such topics ...
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78 views

Want to invent a machine to record when I go to bed [closed]

My sleep schedule is very unstable and I want to invent a machine to record when I go to bed. I will use this to correct my pattern. I found a software from How to record and optimize sleep patterns?...
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49 views

Calendar alerts for events at unusual times?

Most of the time, I have morning meetings at 9 am, which is listed in a Google Calendar calendar that I subscribe to. In the rare case that the meeting starts at 8 am – is there any way to get a ...
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1answer
60 views

How to fill the gap among us from college to corporate or IT professional?

There is always a gap between these two important steps in our life. What steps should we take to enjoy these two changes and make more productive ourselves.
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1answer
102 views

How do I start and keep working hard to reach my life goals?

I've always wanted to achieve some results in the things I like, but usually I ended up reading about theory and techniques. I never did any actual work. For example, my dream is to enter an ...
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112 views

How to Make Working With Text More Efficient Than Copying and Pasting?

I am working with words in a Notepad and I have a big list of them where I only need to choose specific words and delete the rest. Going through each, line by line and deleting those I don't need ...
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I need to read fast but I also have to be able to remember the content of the book [duplicate]

So I am reading an autobiography of Halide Edib Adıvar in partial Ottoman Turkish. The process is so slow when I underline or highlight the words that I don't know, look them up in the dictionary and ...
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410 views

Hand written productivity planners?

I have been taking steps over the past few years to make myself as productive as possible. As an entrepreneur, these days this is a very important aspect of my life. For the most part, it has gone ...
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0answers
23 views

Is listen music for focus in a noisy environment is a good idea? [duplicate]

I'm student in computer scientist so I need to read a lot a stuff on internet and stay focus when I'm writting code on my computer otherwise I risk to make some error in my program. However in my ...
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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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3answers
399 views

Free Open Source GTD Software

I am looking for an open source GTD that I can install on my cloud account or dedi server. I spent time searching the net but could not find any. I need it to have/be GTD Collaboration (So I can ...
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2answers
102 views

How do I deal with the flood of receipts? [closed]

I have trouble with random receipts every. From Walmart, from the oil change, etc. How do you handle all the paper receipts? Should you toss them away after a certain time? I would rather throw them ...
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1answer
101 views

How do I handle ambigous question(s) in exam?

Well, I'm preparing a competitive exam GATE. I'v written last year this exam. I've tried solve old papers of GATE CS/IT. I found, there are many ambiguous problem in these papers in every year. For ...
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3answers
79 views

How do I efficiently handle chores that require me to drive?

I wonder about a good way of organizing chores that require me to drive. For example, at the moment I need to go to the post office; however, I'd rather not drive out to the post-office just for that. ...
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6answers
1k views

What is the best way to schedule your day?

I find that having a day plan is great: It helps to act according to my priorities I can save time by batching similar tasks together I am better focused, and get distracted less I am ...
0
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1answer
82 views

Customized accountability tracker app

I am seeking recommendation for a personalized accountability tracker iOS app that has reporting feature. I use several health related trackers that report progress for me but want something that ...
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3answers
287 views

What's a better sleep time: 7.5hrs or 8hrs?

If sleep cycle is of 90 mins, should we sleep for 7.5hrs? Why, then, do most people suggest 8hrs of sleep? Does that include buffer for falling asleep? What's the optimum sleep time to stay fresh and ...
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2answers
267 views

GTD: How to deal with daily tasks?

As I go through my day, new tasks pop up and since I'm using my smartphone for list management, I am tempted to skip the Collect-Process-Organize Workflow – even though I know how much it is helping ...
2
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2answers
162 views

How to maintain productivity level for many hours (10 or 12) of actual work?

So, I'm extremely busy and I have lots of stuff to work on this week, it's not all bad though, some are interesting, but some are a bit boring, and some frustrating, but everything is really important ...
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4answers
241 views

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. ...
0
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3answers
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
134 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 ...
3
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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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2answers
210 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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2answers
255 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
126 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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5answers
259 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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2answers
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
277 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
84 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 ...
0
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1answer
70 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
60 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
342 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 ...
0
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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
226 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
111 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
70 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 ...
10
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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 ...
1
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3answers
92 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
167 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'...
1
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1answer
119 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 ...
4
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2answers
158 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
87 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 ...
15
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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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