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According to this article which summarize William Shockley suggestion on productivity on publishing papers: producing a paper is tantamount to clearing every one of a sequence of hurdles. He specifically lists: ability to think of a good problem ability to work on it ability to recognize a worthwhile result ability to make a decision as to when to stop ...


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You can attack your problem in two ways: technologically or psychologically. Technologically, your browser will likely have some kind of blocking capability, possibly using add-ins. For instance, Firefox offers LeechBlock (homepage here). You can specify which sites to block, or that you only want to block them during specific times (e.g.: block all news ...


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I read this from a book (Cal Newport - Straight A student) Write your commitments in a book and if you do not do them when you are supposed to, you need to give a reason why you haven't done it. If it is a good reason, you can rationalize it, but if not you will have to face yourself with writing down a lame reason. Might help kick you into action. ...


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I apply the following advice to myself and it's working: Always have time for the 'nothing box' e.g. time where you do absolutely nothing. Technically speaking you unwind and rgroup Learn to set better targets by analyzing data. It's normal to over or under estimate one's ability to meet targets. Timely progress reviews gives one insight whether we are ...



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