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1answer
79 views

How to stop over thinking? [closed]

Thinking is good but over thinking... I always catch up with endless tier of thinking too much about stuff. This affects my daily productivity How to avoid it?
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2answers
80 views

Tab/browser management [duplicate]

I am looking for a tool which will help with tab and task management. I am a tab hoarder and often end up with 100-200 tabs before giving up and starting over. My request is for a tool which will do ...
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10answers
930 views

How to stop your rss feeds becoming a mess/information overload?

So like probably many I use Google Reader to manage, read, filter my subscribed rss feeds. Subscribing only as much feeds as you can read doesnt really work. From time to time i delete some feeds, but ...
9
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8answers
555 views

Strategy to utilize fragments of time?

I am refering to short and scattered fragments of time like commuting, waiting in a queue, waiting for a bus etc etc. I read an interview of a businessman who said he was working as a photography ...
0
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4answers
109 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 ...
1
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1answer
50 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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1answer
59 views

How to end the Habit of Task-Switching? [duplicate]

When I am learning or reading articles on the internet, I open at least a hundred different tabs and glance through the material on each tab for just a few seconds. As a result, I remember nothing! ...
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6answers
601 views

What is the best wiki to install and run locally?

I want to start my own wiki page for note keeping. As the info I will be keeping is sensitive I need to host the wiki internally on my LAN. It's possible I will be the only user of the wiki but I ...
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2answers
88 views

Recommend a Countdown Timer – computer app or OS widget

I'm looking for a computer-based countdown timer that is light-weight and offers ease of use. I want to use it to put time limits on certain tasks, like spending max 2 minutes on a news article ...
5
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7answers
404 views

How do I take quick notes in odd places to maintain mind like water?

My biggest gain productivity (and reduction in stress) came when I embraced the idea of writing everything down. (Thank you, David Allen!) The hard part is managing to always have something handy with ...
5
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4answers
337 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 ...
6
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3answers
413 views

How can I transform my cycling commute time into productive time?

I am currently multitasking my commute by cycling (2x40 minutes exercise daily) with occasional podcast listening (learning 1-2 times a week), but I feel like I could do more. Has anyone experimented ...
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0answers
46 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
48 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 ...
0
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1answer
116 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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3answers
249 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 ...
6
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2answers
311 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 ...
13
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7answers
5k views

How to avoid mind drifting while listening?

While talking to someone at work or even on the phone I often find myself drifting off where my attention wanders off. This happens even during short say 5 ~ 10 minute conversations. If while talking ...
8
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2answers
7k views

How to stay focused?

Sometimes I get drowned by my imagination. I'll give an example. An hour ago I was reading some stuff about esoteric programming languages. Then my imagination kicked in. After that I was just sitting ...
28
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7answers
1k views

Why does procrastination happen? And why does it block all productivity?

Why does procrastination tend to block everything productive I want to do, rather than just the task I'm trying to avoid? I have a report to write up for next week and I've been procrastinating on ...
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votes
1answer
59 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.
2
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3answers
219 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 ...
10
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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 ...
0
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1answer
95 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 ...
4
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3answers
260 views

How to productively read a computer science text book?

I find it hard to achieve true understanding reading theoretic computer science (TCS) books. In particular, I struggle with symbolic notations and proofs. After spending a very long time perusing all ...
6
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6answers
6k views

Limit online time on Android

Often I find myself stuck in endless navigation on my phone. I just want to check if I received a message, or doing some basic research, and without noticing it I jump from link to link (or spending ...
5
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4answers
389 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
20 views

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 ...
0
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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 ...
0
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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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9answers
24k views

Do noise cancelling headphones block human speech and PA systems?

Often, when people have wanted to reduce sound from nearby conversations, people have recommended noise cancellation headphones. However, I have heard that they cannot block this kind of noise. They ...
1
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2answers
101 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 ...
19
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5answers
1k views

Restoring integrity after capturing too many ideas in GTD

GTD as the Curse of Facebook (GTD buzzwords italicized): Like any human, I generate many more ideas than I can execute. However, I meticulously capture these ideas with a GTD system (ticklers, ...
1
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3answers
85 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
2
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3answers
172 views

Pomodoro timer that syncs between web and android

I'm trying to get into the pomodoro mood again, after having stopped for a while. Currently I'm using Tomighty, which I actually like a lot. However, as we've got a lot of meetings here, I'm away ...
4
votes
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 ...
0
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5answers
124 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 ...
13
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9answers
3k views

How to divert your mind from the continuos process of thinking?

I am a software engineer. My job needs me to solve some software problems. Sometime, I need to discuss some problem with in the team. Generally, I work 8-9 hours. After coming back from office, I ...
0
votes
3answers
75 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. ...
1
vote
2answers
127 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 ...
10
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2answers
182 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
243 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 ...
30
votes
4answers
1k views

How to get rid of information addiction?

Internet is the main source of information in 21st century and most of the information is easily accessible. But, this ease leads to addiction where an individual seeks more fresh information daily. ...
11
votes
4answers
1k views

Why does the Pomodoro technique recommend writing down every interruption?

The Pomodoro technique suggests that internal and external interruptions of a task should be annotated (e.g. with a ' or -). What is the purpose of doing this? The only reason I can imagine is that ...
2
votes
2answers
157 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 ...
10
votes
8answers
1k views

How to use bathroom time effectively

I spend a non-neglible time in the bathroom, sitting on the pot. It occured to me that I could be using the time better and not let precious productivity time literally go to waste. So, how do I ...
2
votes
3answers
106 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
72 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
votes
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 ...
5
votes
2answers
130 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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