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How to make myself take breaks from games and other screen activities?

A long time ago I made a program for my laptop which counts down from 90 minutes and shuts down my computer after. Fool as I am, I included a feature which resets the timer, so while in theory it ...
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180 views

How Can I Prioritize Maintenance Tasks With Goal Tasks?

How can I schedule in the maintenance tasks into my day yet allocate enough time for my important goal tasks? If I didn't have any goal tasks, my "maintenance" tasks (clean rooms, read email, kill ...
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90 views

Is a general management responsibility a GTD project?

I have several responsibilities which in theory require me to take considered actions, but in practice many of those actions are emphemeral - such as the responsibility to manage certain types of ...
0
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1answer
250 views

How can I learn multiple things at once

I would like to ask if there are any tips as to how I can learn multiple things at once. For example, I'm currently reading programming books (python, ruby) and also learning music theory and design. ...
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109 views

Looking for watch that monitors sleep, can wake me up at best moment, and doesn't need to be recharged every day

I'm looking for a simple kind of smartwatch. The one that: - shows me the time (seems obvious) - monitors my sleep and wakes me up at the best moment (e.g. 15 minutes before the alarm time when I'm ...
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323 views

Alternative methods of tagging to organize thoughts?

As ideas occur real-time, traditionally (pre computer age) people would typically record thoughts/ideas/research in the order they occurred, and then come back and pull out similar veins of thought as ...
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271 views

How to arrange my desk (that has a computer) to read programming books?

Since I was a an undergrad student (now master) I couldn't find a way to arrange my desk so I can read programming books (and other books) easily. Normally what happens is that I have a keyboard in ...
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1answer
81 views

Can reading English literature be productive for a programmer? [closed]

I like reading Shakespeare, Dickens, and Orwell on my free time. But someone today just brought it to my attention that all this is a waste of effort: what does 16th, 19th, and 20th century literature ...
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36 views

How to maintain concentration after 7 hours [duplicate]

Most days for me start at 0430 and I get to working at my desk around 0615. I eat breakfast with caffeinated coffee at 0700 and lunch at 1130. Just about every day, I "hit a wall" around 1400, feeling ...
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187 views

Language independent memorization peg system

Most pegwords in Mnemonic peg systems to memorize large numbers are based on the letters written in a certain language: I would like to create a set of icons for the numbers from 0-99 that are ...
0
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1answer
108 views

The routine of the successful German? [closed]

We all know that Germans are known for being very good & serious at work and to make great good products. I live & study in Germany and I've always wondered about the routines of the ...
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4answers
346 views

How to deal with vague tasks?

If I can make a checklist of chores to do or features to add to my projects, I usually get them done. On the other hand, there are tasks with some vagueness, such as "review X" or "improve the design ...
0
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2answers
109 views

Any examples of diaries of successfull people? [closed]

There are opinions even on this site, than maintaining a personal journal could make you a more successful person. But for me it's always easier to learn by example, so I wonder if there are any ...
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7answers
203 views

How to work effectively during air travel

Focusing is very hard during a flight. Lots of distractions, small work space, etc... I've searched the web for advice on this topic, but most articles simply discuss how hard it is to work. I've read ...
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1answer
120 views

How do I improve myself for programming? [closed]

Actually I would like to create something new.In this context,I have chosen my department as Computter Engineering however I realized that I cannot programming or I accept myself like that.But I know ...
0
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2answers
51 views

Is there a way to measure how many emails I “process” in a day?

I'd like a tool that collects email metrics (such as throughput - how many emails travel into and out of my inbox each day). I came to work today with 17 unprocessed (I've read them, but I have to ...
3
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3answers
273 views

A software/application to Organize my random sets of data/content/texts/info

I have the need to store random contents (on my local hard drive/ laptop hard drive) for personal use so I can look these contents up later on when I need them. That would safe me lots of time and ...
2
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2answers
88 views

How do I summarize a lot of (similar) content from different sources about the same subject?

I'm doing some (thesis) research, subject unrelated, and therefor I started to gather sources and content regarding the subject. Now I'm stuck with about 20 A4 sheets full of content with all kind of ...
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2answers
62 views

How to avoid frustration of interruptions to multiple ongoing projects?

I have a full-time job, I run an online business on the side which I'm trying to expand, and I'm starting a graduate course in a few months which I need to study for. On top of that, it's very ...
9
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3answers
476 views

What are good learning techniques? (for lifelong learners)

I think that the only technique that made me learn something was visualizing -if it's even technique. I was never taught how to learn in school. And even visualizing happened only sometimes, ...
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0answers
34 views

Is there an algorithm for adjusting seat for ideal posture (especially in cars)? [closed]

Even after years of being aware of ergonomic guidelines, I still find it extremely difficult to figure out how to adjust chairs correctly because the body's feedback comes with a delay. What usually ...
7
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4answers
1k 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?
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2answers
301 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
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1answer
118 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
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2answers
38 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
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3answers
128 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 ...
4
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2answers
164 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
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0answers
56 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
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1answer
40 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 ...
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4answers
572 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
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2answers
264 views

Working with Kanban and daily and repetitious tasks [duplicate]

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
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1answer
92 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 ...
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4answers
152 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
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5answers
236 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
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2answers
207 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
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1answer
98 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 ...
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3answers
44 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
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1answer
54 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
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1answer
32 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 ...
6
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5answers
665 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
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2answers
263 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
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2answers
215 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
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0answers
54 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
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2answers
95 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
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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?
1
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1answer
103 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
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3answers
175 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
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2answers
94 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
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1answer
86 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
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3answers
244 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 ...

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