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With any activity that you would like to make routine, there are three things you need to know. Why is the activity worth committing to? Deciding to make something part of your daily routine is a big step. It will sometimes inconvenience you. You certainly won't always be enthusiastic about it. Be honest with yourself about the time commitment you are ...


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Try to get into the GTD habit, perhaps try out NirvanaHQ. Read 43F - Getting started with GTD... This allows you to free your mind by placing all those ideas in an Inbox and forgetting about them, as they are stored in that Inbox and they won't go anywhere. Don't trust online websites? Try to get a GTD workflow in OneNote, Evernote or more specific GTD ...


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I think there are elements of truth in all your points. I don't really think information is pushed out, it is just less current. There is a layering technique I have seen used to great effect, and which I try to use, which assumes 3 layers of memory: immediate, short term and long term. If I do something once, I can probably do it again straight away, as ...


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Before I go do all the stuff that is listed at How can distractions be dealt with when working on a computer I take a moment to relax by doing something completely unrelated to the computer. I usually go get a haircut, have a head massage, clean up my room, cook a meal etc.; anything which you can find relaxing and that clears up your mind. The important bit ...


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Writing should work, but you need a little discipline around it. For me: Making sure all your medium to high urgency items are written on one page really helps when prioritising them, and you need to set strict rules around prioritising, eg things to do in next hour, half day, day, week etc - and the way priority may increase as they get closer to ...


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Try to set up a timer. Start with small amounts of time. For example - 15 minutes. During this time you can't start any entertainment. Create account at your computer with no rights to visit some sites and start some programs. After this period of time do anything you want to do for the equal amount of time. After 2-3 days add 5 minutes to the work period, ...


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There are usually four suggested ways to develop a habit: Do it for long period - usually 30 days is suggested Mark-off every time you do an activity, basically your commitment score in the self-improvement game Tell others that you are doing it and ask them to follow up with you - making commitment public means it is harder (more embarrassing) to just ...


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There are two options: Turn it into a habbit Set an alarm reminding you of when to go to sleep and when to awake. Try to combine your reviews (better todo list) with an action you do every day. For example: Do it right after you start your computer or have gone through your mail list. Or do it right after evening dinner as you will have regained energy ...


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I find that planning a weekly routine is essential to getting more (known) things done. For this, I would: List the goals you want to achieve In a calendar application (I use Google calendar), schedule the things you cannot move (day job, meal times, sleep time) Out of the remaining hours, allocate time to each goal, giving enough "buffer time" before and ...


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It is important to fine tune the load of new habits (their number/difficulty/time required) so that you can keep them up over the days. Better to be consistent with few but important habits than struggling with accommodating a heavy load of activities esp. when you're starting to build them. I decompose my personal life into fronts e.g. religion, social, ...


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The key is to find out the things that stop you from being productive. Then just get rid of them. Find the pain buttons of your procrastination, write out thoughts at the moments you think about getting things done. Not all thoughts - just the ones that actually stop you. They are not like the "LOOK I'M A THOUGHT ABOUT WHY I DON'T WANT TO START WORKING ...


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Memory can be a funny thing though I think everyone has different aptitudes when it comes to learning and memory. Some people can absorb new information quite well and others struggle trying to remember what they just read two minutes ago. I'd wonder if there are other strategies for trying to remember that kanji. How is it linked to other things in your ...



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