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I want to improve my personal efficiency. Okay, here is my answer. Probably off topic and perhaps will be voted down!? There are quite similar questions here and I think I want to give an perspective to one of them. In my eyes, you should focus mainly on productivity. One past question was: how can I improve my programming productivity with a 10 ...


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Here are some techniques to help: The first is the easiest. Keep a daily journal and write what you are grateful for every day. This starts to refocus your mind on the positive. If you feel able to do this, writing what you are grateful for in a public forum like Facebook or a blog is even better becasue you will get amazing feedback and inspire others to ...


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There is a study The Effects of Aerobic Exercise Intensity and Duration on Levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Healthy Men There is a result: The mos beneficiary is a 40 minutes intensive aerobic exercise. Other study: Aerobic exercise effects on cognitive and neural plasticity in older adults Given the extant literature summarised in ...


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Find a test taking book. It usually has strategies to help you avoid "traps" in the test. For example, may questions may give you 2 points. But one of them may take 10 minutes, while another one takes only 2. Do the 2 minute question FIRST, then do the 10 minute one later if you have time. This is just one of many tricks for increasing your score. Another ...


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One of the most important things to do before an important exam is to make sure you are well rested. We often get caught up in trying to get so many things done we neglect one of our most basic needs – sleep. I would also do something that normally raises your self-confidence: look at previous accomplishments, take note of how far you have come since you ...


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The first thing to understand is that you can get over your past experiences, and you will get over them if you take the appropriate steps. It may take time, and might not always be comfortable, but it will be easier than you expect. Note that this is not empty encouragement: I've been in a similar situation to you, and I'm now making a success of my life. ...


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I'm afraid that my experience is that the 10,000 hour rule holds true for reading. Getting something you already want to read and getting started is likely the best way to improve speed and comprehension. When you need to read something that holds no intrinsic interest for you, the skills you developed reading stuff you enjoy will often be transferable. ...


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This is a very common problem. To get good score in exams requires two things. First one is knowledge and second one is to use that knowledge in exam in the right manner (Exam Skills: Ability to present your knowledge in the exam hall). So First acquire knowledge. Go through every concept. Try not to memorize rather try to learn every formula derivation. ...


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It doesn't matter what the topic is, there are only a few things you can do that will make a difference: Most importantly: study the topic fully. Make sure you understand the types of questions that will be asked Practice: take as many similar tests as possible - you can train yourself in taking tests more effectively Rest well: make sure you get a good ...


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Sadly, the best you can do like learning most skills is practice. What you could try doing is picking up a few really technical/specific books. Something you know you'll struggle with. Try to muscle through it, but note places that don't seem clear, are confusing, or take a bit to figure out. Take a minute to get in touch with a friend or colleague that is ...


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I'm a big fan of Chains.cc. Set the interval of a task (daily or on select days of the week) and challenge yourself to make your 'chain' of consecutive accomplishments as long as possible! It has sharing, groups and even achievements. And it's free.


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As I understand the question, you primarily want to visualize something (for example the things that are needed to be done and the things that are already done). A very easy to use and at the same time extremely customizable tool would simply be Microsoft Office Excel (or the free Open Office Calc). There you can visualize via piecarts, graphs and so on. ...


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I believe that aerobic exercises (i.e., running) is the best for learning efficiently. This was the result of several studies covered in the excellent book: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain http://www.amazon.com/Spark-Revolutionary-Science-Exercise-Brain/dp/0316113514


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All techniques, e.g. for planning, organizing, studying etc, have generally their advantages and disadvantages. There are no perfect techniques. All techniques yield good results but only after a long process of adapting them, practicing them and improving them to fit the context in which it is applied. This phase of adapting the technique requires hard ...


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I think this question is much more complex than initially intended. I think it is more rooted in psychology and behavioral change Right, so you want to implement new techniques into your life. Or maybe you want to change some current techniques you use. We can call these habits. To change a habit, you must change behavior. There are so many studies on ...


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It depends on your goals. When you try to become the best, marginal gains are the only kind of gains. Mastery is an asymptote, gains become smaller the closer you get to it. Personally, I find the productive approach to be sacrificing the multiple small gains for large gains. There's a set-up time to starting anything - e.g. when you switch browser windows, ...



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