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What's the fastest way to improve with delayed feedback?

I have in mind habits and skills like meditation, exercises, diet, posture, and so on, that require significant effort to practice, and that don't show tangible results until after an extended period ...
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What are general principles for deeply integrating a skill in my life?

I want to improve my concentration and emotional wellbeing. I think doing so will allow me to do more. One tool for this is practicing mindfulness breathing and meditation. How can I integrate this ...
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2answers
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Is it worth switching from hunt-and-peck (two/three finger typing) to touch typing when I'm at 82 WPM?

I've just tested my typing speed using the first 6 online typing speed test services that came up on Google and my average typing speed was 82 WPM (using hunt-and-peck). I work as a programmer and I ...
0
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0answers
12 views

I obsess over things that I lost years ago! [on hold]

I always have (had) the fear of not being able to find something I "needed" when I wanted to find it. Because I always have to know where everything is, I have a hard time going on trips ever! I can't ...
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0answers
9 views

Which are the technical hurdles which affects the productivity at workplace? [on hold]

Which are the key hurdles which affects productivity level at workplace?
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11 views

Which are the most efficient productivity apps in 2016? [on hold]

We are a starttup. We want to boost our productivity. Which apps can help us effectively?
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1answer
27 views

Making documents in cloud (e.g. Google Drive) vs making them locally (e.g. Word)

I'm having trouble phrasing this question. If either can be used, is it more practical to use a word processor (such as MS Word) or a cloud (such as Google Drive docs)? This is assuming cloud features,...
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2answers
112 views

How to work in the office?

I love programming very much! I really love it. When I was a student I could teach programming 10 hours a day and not get tired. Recently I started working in the office and everything changed. The ...
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2answers
30 views

How to be productive in backing up different versions of document?

Let's say I want to backup (online) different versions of a document (for example a thesis). I wish to keep all older versions, not just the final version, for documentation purposes. The document ...
1
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2answers
49 views

Why do would-be “buyers” on Craigslist ask if an item is still available without any intent on actually buying? [on hold]

Every time I sell something on Craiglist, no matter what it is - I'll get about 5-10 people that ask "Is this item still for sale??" Most recently I was giving away a free tube TV and got 8 responses ...
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4answers
63 views

How to motivate myself to practise piano playing?

Currently I find piano practice a bit of a chore. But, I really want to get good at piano so that I can sightread pop charts and compose my own music more effectively. Is there any way that I can ...
0
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0answers
10 views

How do I match the directory structure of my inbox in Outlook 2016 with one-click archiving?

I have my Outlook 2016 inbox organised with subfolders. I want to be able to move items in one click to another folder with an identical structure. The in-built archiving moves items in one click but ...
2
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45 views

Draw-oriented mind map software

This is how my typical on-paper mind map looks. I know, symbols look senseless but they are very laconic and pretty clear if you're its author. So I'm looking for mind map software which: allows ...
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1answer
33 views

How to deal with the broad subjects that turn up in my inbox

I am stuck with how to deal with loftier ideas in the GTD system. While processing my inbox I came across 'Be more pragmatic'. What I have difficulty with is always making systems or trying to have ...
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2answers
93 views

Why take holiday instead of relaxing a little bit at work?

I'm 32 years old and my productivity now it's really, really low. I've been just 4 months in my new job. I'm thinking to have vacation in August. I'm currently working in Israel and my idea is to ...
0
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0answers
17 views

Not being able to understand someone [migrated]

Does anyone have any tips on understanding another person's reasoning, or when to give up? This is provided you're talking with them face to face. For example today I was working in a group and one ...
1
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1answer
73 views

Is it productive to track time on jobs with Google Calendar?

I'm using Google calendar for planing my days and jobs I have to do. My question is if it is recommended to use Google Calendar for tracking the time I actually spend on each job. The only question ...
2
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2answers
91 views

Processing a mindsweep

I found out about the GTD mindsweep idea some time ago, and the collection part is fairly straightforward. What I'm having trouble with is what to do after I have done a few items on the list. I ...
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46 views

How to organize a GTD trello setup?

Context: I am looking to use GTD with Trello to track work related tasks. I am not interested in incorporating non-work related activities or tasks. Effort so far: Trello has great email integration, ...
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3answers
73 views

How to manage house renovation

I'm going to renovate my house and I'd need a system/way to manage the process (plumber, electrician, bricklayer, legal stuffs, etc.). I'm using the GTD technique (through a Moleskine-like notebook) ...
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1answer
47 views

Are there some good info about getting programmers more productive using anger?

There are people who are angry when programmers or other type specialists not deliver result they expect on time. I have seen articles that teach that anger, stress does not make you more productive. ...
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1answer
26 views

Event - How to optimize productivity and guarantee 400 people attend [closed]

I have exactly 5 weeks to promote a music show with a big interstate band headlining. I have a budget of about $2000 and I wish to have 400 people attend the show. The Headline act have 100k+ fans ...
0
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0answers
19 views

Keep delaying and end up doing very less [duplicate]

I am very determined to get a lot of studying done. So I wake up determined and say today I'll study long around 8 hours. But end up getting distracted to that become half an hour. More over when i ...
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2answers
29 views

How can I improve my typing speed for special characters?

A few years back, I had a very low typing speed. I took the following actions to increase typing speed. Learn touch typing. I realised that increasing speed isn't about increasing raw speed but also ...
3
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1answer
91 views

Study and Sleep at the same place

I have a problem where I can't study in a place where I generally sleep. I generally go to a library, but I am stuck at a place where I don't have such a facility. Some Tips please
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20 views

Append created date and last updated date to Evernotes?

I love seeing when I started a note in Evernote. But too often that is hidden behind the info button. Is there a way to make a script that would append the created date to the top of all my ...
3
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7answers
329 views

How to teach programming mindset in one hour?

I have to organize a 1 hour workshop to let smart people (but not necessarily engineers) understand the basic concept and aspects of what programming is. The audience is a group of 15 start uppers, ...
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2answers
125 views

don't do unscheduled new tasks that come up from doing tasks?

I have a task list that I start doing. When I do these tasks it leads to new tasks that come up. These new tasks are not urgent. My question is... should I go ahead and start on the new tasks created?...
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19 views

What can I do if my alarm clock can't wake me up? [duplicate]

The past few weeks I've been setting up an alarm on my phone at 8 in the morning every day. The sound is usually a song that starts loudly so that i can actually wake up. But after a couple of days of ...
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1answer
67 views

Best light intensity to enchance study focus

I'm building a project that changes the lightbulbs intensity of a room during the day to reach a constant luminosity, and the main purpose of the project is to make the study rooms less tiring. I'm ...
5
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2answers
99 views

How to speed up the context switch for completely different tasks?

At my current job I am taking care of multiple completely unrelated tasks, but the most consuming ones are two ongoing projects with almost zero intersection. Initially I tried to switch between the ...
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2answers
65 views

Keeping keys organized

I learnt the importance of backup keys. But now I'm not sure where to keep them. I had lost the key to my bike lock and made sure my new one came with two keys. I have one on my key chain, but not ...
0
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1answer
77 views

How to deal with an anti-productivity puppy while being a good puppy parent?

I'm the single parent of a 12 week old Shetland Sheepdog. I feel bad enough having to leave her alone while I'm gone to work all day. It's hard to bring myself to ignore her further, when this breed ...
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4answers
223 views

How to evaluate the quality of my decisions?

I have recently took some decisions. Below is the process that I have followed I have collected the facts and analyzed those facts. Discussed with my friends who are in similar situation. Weigh the ...
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4answers
4k views

Productivity recommendations for 10 seconds whilst task is completing

Often you'll come across a task that can take around 10 seconds. E.g. a slow web page across a slow internet connection that causes a blank screen for 10 seconds. I'm usually averse to multitasking ...
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1answer
53 views

The free version of which to do/task management app is the most convinenet and feature packed? [closed]

I am currently using Any.do, but I can't upload files without paying for the premium. I previously used Todoist, but I can't even have a look at the completed tasks without making a payment. Is there ...
0
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1answer
69 views

GTD: collecting on things to do on contingencies of events? Does collecting everything include possibilities?

I have been using GTD for a while. What do people do about tasks with uncertainty that it will ever get done? Let's stay an event is about to happen. If A happens I have to do bunch of things ...
3
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2answers
135 views

Where to start to form clear vision for 10 years?

I would like to form a clear vision for myself. I want to clearly define where do I stand in the future after 10 years. But when I ask this question to myself, a lot of ideas are coming. Sometimes I'...
3
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1answer
57 views

Not comitting to commitment contracts for the long run

I have a to do list for my daily "habits" I track on joesgoals.com. However, I notice I usually do most of the goals or not. In such, it's all or nothing with my habits. If I'm depressed, or ...
3
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4answers
221 views

What are some things I can do to finish books I start?

I'm having a problem where I start a lot of books but don't finish any of them. Whenever I read a bit, I immediately start thinking of reading five other books after the next chapter. What are some ...
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2answers
78 views

GIT - Way to track file changes in your team and warn about potential conflicts

I am looking for a way/tool to to get notified if someone else on my team is editing the same file as I am. This is in order to prevent conflicts when merging later. It's not about locking the file, ...
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1answer
60 views

workaholics, how do you force yourself not to give up on other areas of your life?

I am very focused on improving my career, and I let myself work 10-10pm plus a few hours on the weekend. How do I force myself to cut back on hours at work when no one is making me work this much? I ...
0
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1answer
91 views

Best approach when I'm really stuck with some task

Sometimes I'm dealing with a difficult (for me) task that put me in a spiral of frustration and an annoying sensation of walking circles for hours without nothing clear. At this point what would the ...
2
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1answer
56 views

GTD physical tickler system without hanging folders?

My current GTD implementation lacks a good physical tickler system. Most of the time i just leave it flying around on my desk when I need it within the next 2 weeks or so. Otherwise I just put it in ...
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1answer
39 views

How to avoid skipping words while typing

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question. I have a habit. Sometimes when I am typing quickly I skip some words in the sentence unknowingly. It is somewhat embarrassing because I ...
5
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2answers
106 views

Method for prioritizing among leisure activities (not-important + not-urgent)

Is there a method or technology/software for prioritizing among activities that don't have to get done? Say I want to ensure that my free time is balanced between books, movies, music, TV, and ...
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3answers
295 views

How do I recover from a burnout?

I have been burning out more often than I am productive. Sometimes the burnout lasts for months and I don't realize it and barely make a few commits. I have spent days doing a task that would be ...
2
votes
1answer
156 views

Is it best to imagine the worst outcome or the best?

If you're procrastinating because you're worried about the outcome, which is more likely to motivate you: imagining the best possible outcome, or the worst possible outcome? Why? Ideally, I'd like an ...
1
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3answers
151 views

Is there a daily review concept in GTD?

I'm new to the GTD methodology. I really like it, but I have one question. The author mentions a weekly review, during which one collects, analyzes, etc. However, I have not come across anything ...
6
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3answers
220 views

How do habitual tasks fit in the GTD system?

I'd like to start using the GTD system to help me organize my tasks and boost my productivity. One thing I probably missed or do not understand, is where habitual tasks go. For example, say "Practice ...

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