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I use the concept of friction based productivity, it goes like this: If you want to stop doing something, make it harder to do that thing. The first step would be to simply uninstall Minecraft and any game while you still have some consciousness of the time wasted there. Another example is getting rid of your TV (but I am guessing that you are still living ...


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Well, a heart attack or diabetes might be a good motivator, but they often take a lot of time to achieve. Since the knowledge of living an unhealthy lifestyle isn't a strong enough motivator for you, perhaps a practical change to your schedule might help. Take and eat a snack while you are commuting (something not messy or smelly, which won't offend or ...


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There is a way out of this. Like any other technique to replace 'bad' habits, it requires discipline but the reason it appears to work for a lot of us is its a good hack to trick your brain: If you are able to diagnose every habit into its underlying cues, routine and reward, you will be able to attack each component separately and will most likely ...


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You mention that you have a long commute. How long? Do you commute by car, train, bus? Is it possible for you to work exercise into your commute? For instance, some places have park and ride, could you ride a bicycle to such a place, then commute the rest of the way by train or bus? You also mention that by the time you are home you are "so hungry I ...


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I'm not convinced this is personal productivity, but here's a hack to help: in my experience, I build up a static charge when walking around, not while seated at my desk. To avoid the pain of the static discharge hold something metal (a key, for example) in your hand while walking around, and touch grounding objects with the key. The static charge will ...


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Option 1: Parallelize tasks Can you program while travelling between cities? In the inability to reduce travel time, I would check if it is possible to do a task in parallel. I myself program, so I realize programming while travelling has the following issues: battery life (bring your charger to work, charge your laptop there) coding offline is more ...


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The easiest way would be to send the email to some service that collects the data and formats it into something that can be exported or reported. The question then is what service. One option might be Evernote. If I were doing it, I'd probably set up a notebook for tracking events, and send the email directly to Evernote with a subject line that ends in ...


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A good strategy would be to implement some sort of consequence for breaking your own rules. It has to be something that holds weight though, so that you will consider it when weighing the pros/cons of extending the timer. You will need to determine how best to punish or reward yourself (monetary, caloric, etc).


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You can purchase static straps that increase the conductivity between yourself and the floor, which should prevent most static buildup, unless your floor has a very high resistance as well. https://www.google.com/search?q=static+shoe+strap It will probably be easier, however, to change the clothing you wear. Synthetic fibers are plastic, and not only ...


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Several options: New carpets. Ideal but not always possible. Increase humidity, as this helps conduct electricity. Use an anti-static spray. May be available from carpet shops. This is what my previous employer used to solve a similar problem, and it was quite effective. Change your shoes. Special antistatic shoes may be an option.


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Getting sick is indeed a blow to your productivity. There's not much you can do when you've caught a cold. The best thing you can do is to avoid getting sick in the future: Wash your hands often to clear away all those viruses and bacteria Keep your fingers away from your nose, eyes, mouth Avoid public transportation, best thing is to walk or bicycle your ...


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The most popular method I've heard of is the Polyphasic Sleep and a famous person who has been using it was Leonardo Da Vinci Da Vinci's sleeping schedule The Polyphasic Sleep method is based on the sleeping phases and takes advantage of the phase which gives rest to the brain, the REM phase. The idea of the method is to sleep only 4 hours a day by taking ...


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That really sounds exactly like OCD, including the "fear" or superstition about certain letters or letter combinations. Do these sorts of problems manifest outside of writing code? Either way, though, I think what you are experiencing goes beyond perfectionism regarding coding. I really urge you to consult a professional, as OCD and anxiety in general (OCD ...



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