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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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120 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 ...
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97 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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154 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 ...
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1answer
84 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
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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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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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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 ...
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137 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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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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87 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
254 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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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
174 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 ...
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2answers
154 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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231 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 ...
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4answers
360 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 ...
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85 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 ...
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1answer
40 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 ...
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3answers
180 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 ...
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4answers
128 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 ...
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2answers
33 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 ...
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2answers
121 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 ...
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3answers
109 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
143 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 ...
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1answer
129 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 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
207 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 ...
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1answer
181 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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5answers
92 views

Short cuts to commonly used websites

I'm making a list of useful abbreviations to use when trying to get to a site on the internet. For example, no one adds www anymore to the begining of websites. For sites like google.com it's slightly ...
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3answers
147 views

How do you work efficiently on an airplane?

I was curious about ways to improve my productivity while I'm flying. I do have a Macbook air laptop. So I aim to do some work on the plane. I'm curious about ways to improve my ability to do work on ...
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1answer
51 views

Happy or Positive ToDo iPhone App like Carrot?

There is a comical, but (for me) soul draining iPhone app called Carrot. Is there a happy version of http://www.meetcarrot.com/ ?
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How exactly does the projects list work in GTD? [duplicate]

Been familiar with Getting Things Done for years but recently just completed the book and implemented the complete GTD system using Workflowy. My understanding from reading the book is that the ...
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1answer
184 views

Is there any data showing that learning about personal productivity increases productivity?

We could use this site as an example. If I spent X number of hours on the site would I be more productive in general. And then would the productivity gains offset the X number of hours I spent on ...
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1answer
44 views

When to leave an idea and swith to a new one? [closed]

I have done several projects for myself as a entrepreneur which lead to business failures. Looking backward, besides of economic conditions of society around me, I feel that I have astonished with new ...
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3answers
121 views

How do I build reading stamina?

I am practicing for an examination coming up soon that involves reading comprehension. I have the ability to buckle down, focus really hard, tune out distractions, and read at an appreciable rate ...
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1answer
40 views

Most shared articles of last 30 days [duplicate]

I rarely read news, feel there is more irrelevant than relevant. Is there any software or website displaying must read news of last 30 days or desired period? Must read news may be most shared ones.
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6answers
349 views

How to be better updated but reading less at the same time?

I feel I read irrelevant news articles, as well as feel saturated with a lot of them. I'm using Feedly now, and GTD method with Wunderlist in my life. I would like to be better updated but reading ...
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0answers
157 views

Keyboard shortcut for changing font color in OneNote? [closed]

It is really slowing me down having to manually click through menus to change font colors...I have to change them every couple of lines in the documents I am working on. Is there any shortcut for this ...
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2answers
146 views

Importance urgency and optimimal productivity

How to do most important things first and still find the most appropriate thing to do for the brain? What gives? Between Most important thing, most urgent one, and the most appropriate one for your ...
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4answers
344 views

How can people advise me to throw away my 'to do' list?

I have a massive task list of all the things that need doing at home: mainly DIY and household paperwork. It is huge and I have a backlog from 2013. No recurring tasks are on there (cleaning), no fun ...
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1answer
58 views

How to add a “meeting” (or something that you need to do passively) item in to GTD?

I have seen some youtube videos about GTD and they gave me an impression that all the next-action you do should somehow related to your ultimate goal: the next action completed your project, then ...
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1answer
89 views

how small should an action be in GTD?

I am new to GTD and I am working as what GTD suggested to create projects for things that take more than 1 action to complete. Let say I have a project named "finish report XYZ", that I think there ...
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1answer
52 views

How do you use the SQ3R method effectively, in order to read?

The SQ3R method is often cited , as a way to get through difficult material. SQ3R is an acronym for : Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review. My issue with it has been, after surveying I ...
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2answers
100 views

How to better implement that “place for everything” philosophy?

Lately, I really have been wanting to implement the idea of "A place for everything, and everything in its place." I am losing time running after my keys, cellphone, scissors, paperwork, and other ...
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1answer
102 views

How do I effectively block social interruptions?

Yesterday night, as I was leaving a coffee shop, some old friends found me. And they wanted to talk as I was leaving the shop. And unfortunately, though it wasn't in my interest, I chatted with them ...
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2answers
76 views

todo/task manager that can generate standup reports

Everyday we have a daily standup at work and I am terrible at remembering what I did yesterday. If I write it down I am fine but using paper is really tedious. I'd love for there to be a todo/task ...
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3answers
105 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 ...
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0answers
34 views

Vibration watch with minimum 2 alarms WEEKLY (eg. 1st alarm at every tuesday 13:45, 2nd alarm at every thursday 14:15) [closed]

I am looking for a vibration watch for my 8 years son with minimum 2 alarms WEEKLY (eg. 1st alarm at every tuesday 13:45, 2nd alarm at every thursday 14:15) to the school (not forget to violin lessons ...
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3answers
271 views

What should one do to achieve something big in life? [closed]

I want to do something big in life, travel around the world, earn 7 digit salary, buy an island etc. but don't know how and from where to begin? Also, watched THE SECRET over 5 times, tried ...

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