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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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Why I always feel like I didn't sleep well also I usually sleep for more than 8 hours? [duplicate]

Is there any explanation for what I feel? If so is there any way to overcome this problem?
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Paper vs whiteboards, for a daily scheduler?

I am looking into making my own daily scheduler-sheet. I was curious as to your thoughts on Paper vs whiteboards. My main issue with whiteboards has been erasing quickly. I can't seem to erase ...
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How to be more productive in a location where I am usually less productive?

I am a terrible procrastinator, except I'm not: I only procrastinate at home. Okay, this is a bit of a simplification, but I feel much more productive while at school or other places than at home. ...
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113 views

Setting reminders in calenders for up coming events

I use Google Calendar to keep track of things and I find it works quite well (it's nothing special about Google, I like the basic idea of adding important dates to a calendar). What I'd like to ...
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67 views

Getting through planning significant events

TL;DR I'm looking for ways to think about and approach planning significant days (special birthdays in particular) more enthusiastically, to try and ensure that I wouldn't rather claw my eyes out ...
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103 views

What is the scientific method to solve real life problem? [closed]

For some time, but not always , I encountered some severe conditions. At that time I lost patience sometimes, and sometimes depression , and sometimes very disturbed. I missed the experience to handle ...
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257 views

Do everyone's procrastination tendancies seem schizophrenic?

I'm not using the word schizophrenia as a medical term, but I genuinely feel I'm acting like two different people with regard to procrastination. Whenever I have free time to consider my ...
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1answer
66 views

How to refreshen when you sleep too much or sleep in the afternoon?

There are many cases where we sleep a lot more than we need. Like losing control of time, losing control of our body or being sick, or pulling an allnighter etc.. When that happens we wake up feeling ...
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95 views

How do you visualize and remember timelines?

When you need to learn a story or text off by heart how do you remember timelines? I mean visualizing a scene by itself in your mind isn't really difficult but to know whether it was yesterday or ...
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488 views

What tool can help me manage my todos list and my project (some develoment one)?

What I need is the combination of some tools that already exist. Or at least a way to integrate those tools a bit tighter. What I would like is a tool (or integrated combination of tools) that allow ...
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67 views

MAIL + File Manager + Wiki tool: working setup?

After some years of experience and trials, I've found out that form me (and for many around there) the best tool to work efficiently would be software which allow to search and access from one single ...
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1answer
155 views

I have soo many to do lists / plans, how do I prioritise?

I've mainly used a to do list app in the past, one which has pages for each type of task, with a star option. Each task is a few words. I think the biggest problem is that tasks take too long. ...
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3answers
129 views

I am not able to study [closed]

I'm not able to study. As I think to study, I read my notes after 5 or 10 minutes I read same line. Nothing goes inside my mind, and thinks of other rubbish things. I need help. I'm irritated with ...
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291 views

How do I complete my task on the deadline? [closed]

I have so many tasks on my hand, I get pressurized whenever I look at them. But after some time I forget everything, and I feel relaxed. This is a daily routine . How I complete my task on the ...
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1answer
186 views

How can I achieve best results in studying at home having short amount of time available?

I am preparing for an exam GATE. Due to my current habits (like watching movies, reading news paper, talking/walking with friends), I am facing same things daily . I am doing a job as content ...
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1answer
195 views

Android app for todo.txt that syncs with Google Drive instead of Dropbox?

I use the http://todotxt.com shell script for my todo.txt file on my computer, and also want to edit the file on my Android phone. Both the official Todo.txt app and the Simpletask alternative app ...
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2answers
307 views

TODO list / tasks/ GTD model / and project management App recommendation [closed]

I really want to organize myself, and I just heard about the GTD model. To start using this paradigm I am looking for apps that best fits my needs, I want the app for managing what I'll do today , ...
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174 views

How do I avoid thinking about people's reactions to my refusals?

I used to be a "yes" person, agreeing to every request and leading to a major burnout. After the burnout incident, I have turned around and started saying "no" to a number of things. However, I still ...
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246 views

Postprandial somnolence. Is there a way to be active after lunch?

Postprandial somnolence is a normal state of drowsiness or lassitude following a meal. According to wikipedia, exposure to blue light counteracts it. Do you know additional measures to be active ...
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2answers
147 views

How to be the most efficient when given a task you can't finish?

Ok, so let me explain myself. I work in web-dev, especially in the domain of insurance. I'm fairly new to this job ( 1 month ), and I have no knowledge of Insurance and how it works. My boss gave me ...
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26 views

Which book i should read to improve my business skills? [closed]

Please suggest me a book so that i can inspire my employees & can raise my business to peak.
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1answer
206 views

Blue light during day instead of caffeine

I have a blue blocker for night time on my computer, and i have read that blue light helps with concentration during the day. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good software or product that ...
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58 views

How to start GTD if you can't spend 2 full days on organizing everything? [duplicate]

As many others, I've bought the "Getting Things Done" book as I grew utterly frustrated with my own procrastination (and here I'm doing it again..) I've read through GTD, and Allan suggests to take ...
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4answers
211 views

Todo list app or method for creating daily lists and carrying them over

I have tried so many todo list apps. I am starting to think moving to a pen and paper may be the best method. As a prerequisite I can say that I prefer terminal apps as I use Linux and sometimes OSX ...
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2answers
99 views

Tips to change one's way of thinking?

So I'm a student of engineering, currently in my second year. I've picked up this bad habit of thinking really rapidly coming up with premature conclusions that always mess up things. This has begun ...
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5answers
164 views

How can I create a routine of using my ToDo-App on my Smartphone rather than writing everythign down

I'm currently implementing the Methods of David Allen's Getting Things Done into my life. I've downloaded an Android app that I'm fairly happy with and in which I already have put most of the tasks I ...
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5answers
367 views

how to fight productivity guilt

Guilt is one of those emotions that we feel is telling us something important about our behavior. Actually, that's what guilt is supposed to be. But the guilty feeling I have when I haven't been ...
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3answers
188 views

How to break down tasks that have unknown elements

I'm making a activity planner/enforcer (to avoid my procrastination) and found out that breaking down task is the best way to accomplish things, but I also found out that it's hard to break down tasks ...
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120 views

What other kind of benchmarks to measure learning?

I find that learning is an ultimately very subjective thing and it is very difficult to quantify whether you have learnt until you understood something. Here are a few examples of benchmarks ,which ...
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1answer
72 views

Improvement using Metrics Do's and Dont's

I made a program to track some goals and encourage me to improve on them using metrics. The program was a Day Planner, it was quite simple, I made a list of activities that I would like to be doing, ...
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4answers
66 views

How to give priority to main goal when there are huge secondary goals required to reach it

Example would be if you main goal is to become a computer programmer. The path we quickly come up with is: Go to college → Get an internship → Get a job (and done). But life usually isn't ...
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148 views

Create wiki to improve learning? [duplicate]

I have found that a way to improve retention of what I have learnt is to record the information in a personal note book. If you do this, you can quite easily re-visit what you have learnt after a ...
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1answer
80 views

Motivation to finish a team project?

I know it's been sortof asked, but hopefully this is a unique enough variation. Currently I'm working on a software project with another individual; we've been working for a couple of months, and ...
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1answer
75 views

Positioning a Desk Lamp to Avoid Eye Strain - In the middle of the room, no walls to bounce light

I did read a great post (Where to keep the desk lamp with regard to laptop for less eye strain?) on this, but it was only relevant for people in a cube space. Unfortunately, I am in the middle of a ...
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2answers
243 views

How to correct my detrimental thinking habits and learning difficulties?

I am a mathematics graduate who recently dropped out of a PhD for personal reasons. I also have Asperger's Syndrome which I was diagnosed with in 1996. Since dropping out, I have been thinking long ...
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3answers
345 views

How to keep motivated to exercise?

I know this may be problem with many but I'd like to personalize it to my situation. When I was 19-20 yrs old I used to go to the gym almost every day for 3 years. Interestingly enough I'd walk ...
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3answers
148 views

Curbing arrogance that hinders my effectiveness

Im pretty well to do academically. Im finishing college in 2 years with a dual degree bachelors and very likely a masters as well. Unfortunately I am fearful that I have become arrogant. When I ...
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2answers
155 views

Building your brain's work capacity?

While it is difficult to increase one's intelligence, I was wondering if it was possible to increase the mind's endurance through training (like you can train your body's endurance) at peak level ...
5
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1answer
161 views

How can I prevent myself bike-shedding over unimportant things on online forums?

Bike-Shedding Parkinson's law of triviality, also known as bikeshedding, bike-shed effect, or the bicycle-shed example, is C. Northcote Parkinson's 1957 argument that organisations give ...
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0answers
279 views

Is speed reading worth learning over PhotoReading? [closed]

I recently bought a Udemy course titled "Become a SuperLearner" that teaches speed reading and advanced memory skills (I tried the Tim Ferris's method, but it didn't yield long-term speed increase, so ...
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4answers
279 views

How to keep my motivation alive?

I had ADHD just after I graduated from highschool. That is why I made bad grades in my Bachelors. Then I took some treatment and thereby I lost 3 years and was not cured. Then I joined a software firm ...
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3answers
373 views

How to focus instantly, is it possible?

I work around 10 hours per day as researcher, and I have a 1.5 hours stop for lunch. It happens to me that in the morning, I need just one hour to get "into work", and also after lunch. I think this ...
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3answers
165 views

How to come out of friendzone? [closed]

Most of my female friends (all of them) put me in friend zone and some has even placed me in the VIP section of it. All I want to know is how to come out of this friend zone?
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5answers
247 views

How do I choose what to focus on at the right time, when there are so many things I want to do?

(I apologize for the length of this post. Please see the bolded questions below.) Let me preface this by saying that, for the time being and foreseeable future, I will have nearly every day, all day, ...
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5answers
374 views

If 'don't fear failure' is good motivation advice - should people simply quit their job to do what they really want?

A lot of motivational material, for example this video by Arnold Schwarzenegger suggests 'Don't fear failure, you are the only one to realise your own potential'. On the other hand common place ...
3
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2answers
485 views

I feel hopeless I feel like don't even deserve to live. What should I do? [closed]

I am jobless software engineer who has experience like 4.5 years in software development. Due to prolonged depression, procrastination and confusions, I have failed on my interviews and social life ...
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1answer
62 views

How to reconcile focusing on process vs. output

Whereas some argue that to reach your goal you must concentrate on the process (of achieving it) rather than on the goal, other coaches advise the opposite: Busy managers measure hours of activity, ...
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4answers
299 views

How to read a lot of technical material?

I just stumbled upon this Reddit post The Transformative Effects of Reading + Elon Musk's Reading List (Original here) and it made me think. I want to sift through vast amounts of material, but I ...
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1answer
27 views

How to track time spent on sites launched from hacker news

I find per-site time tracking nearly useless as I tend to visit a lot of domains. I want to track time spent on certain sites, say Hacker News and links that were opened from those domains. I use ...

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