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This is called Rubber Ducking, or when programming Rubber duck debugging. I suggest you place a rubber duck on your desk and explain your problem to it. EDIT: If you ever try this, please share your experience.


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Part of GTD, once you get everything collected and your lists set up, is using your intuition (or common sense) to decide what to actually do. To me this means that in addition to the Weekly Review, you scan your lists fairly often to make sure you're on track. At this point, I found a lot of internal resistance. I didn't want to keep seeing I still needed ...


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For short term productivity rush (less than 2 weeks) here is what you can do : Slice your day and have a nap One solution I have found to stay productive is to sleep a lot. If you want to reach the 10-12 hours of focus, slice your day in two. Wake up early (5 AM ) work for 7 productive hours, then have a nap and go back to work for the extra 5 hours. ...


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Francois! I can recommend you the most simple way. There are two software systems- one is the simplest and most clear do-to list - it's Trello. The second is TimeCamp - time tracking software. They can be easily integrated and you have the best to-do and time tracking combination. You put your projects divided to tasks into Trello. Then the timer of ...


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In terms of GTD it has been a very evolutionary process for me but one of the most important parts of it is the review. I make sure to take the time to set review schedules for all the important projects. For instance, if I know there is work to be done on a client project throughout the week then I will set review dates for Tuesday and Thursday to make ...


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I have two suggestions: the notion of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and what I will call the UNIX model. MVP: Minimum Viable Product is a very popular idea in software development, and ultimately it boils down to identifying the things that absolutely must be in the product no matter what. As an example, think about an email client. Some email clients ...


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Trello is cloud based and will fulfill all of the requirements listed here.


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I use "Morning Pages" practice for that, which Julia Cameron suggests in the Atrist's Way. If you have a certain problem you would like to solve, write three pages about it. You can start from anything, you thoughts will guide you and you will start to describe your problem like you do here or with colleagues. The perfect solution always comes after one page ...


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I have been using Workflowy to organize my to do lists. Granted it is very simple and doesn't offer repositories to my knowledge or calendar sync. It is more of a big picture of to do list that I use for both personal and work and is surprisingly effective in it's simplicity. I've tried many other project managers and task list services and this is the ...


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Fran├žois, You are already using one of the best tools - Todoist. Are you familiar with Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allan? https://todoist.com/gtd Another app to consider (I don't know if you're looking for something that will run on your smartphone, your tablet, or your desktop and I don't know what operating system you are using) is: Fantastical - ...


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I think OrangeScrum is what you are looking for. From their website: Download it Free Install it in your Premises But, if you are willing to ease off on "install on my cloud", then Taiga.io is a good, open-source software that will give you all the features you usually have to pay for. There is a list here.


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Ever Heard of Trello and slack hopefully you have and you have considered it. They are probably the best I have worked with as a programmer (not just for programming project even personal project). They help you discuss and track projects wonderfully. I was a trello user and my mentor introduced me slack. Now to answer your question. If you have many many ...


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When I read your post I was struck by the fact that you're essentially asking for some sort of magic trick to make you motivated. The problem isn't that you need a secret technique for success, you're asking for the wrong thing! Consider the example you gave: You're in bed and your mind is churning from the idea trapped within it, threatening to burst ...


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A few things come to mind. Discuss the approach together. Since this is a team question, let's try to focus on that aspect. Discuss together what the problem is, that you're lacking motivation, and how you're going to fix it together. Focus on how to get motivated. Divide and Conquer. Right now, you're not motivated, because the problem is too big. Break ...


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I work in company with an almost completely remote team. so, these are the tools which I use, and help me track my progress and productivity: Atlassian Jira: For bug trackers, for product notes and also for documenting everything, including meetings, customer meetings, and also for product launch notes. The visualization tools of jira helps me see how many ...


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GTD has some great techniques but they don't represent a one-size fits all solution. How can you tell whether or not they will provide you the ideal fit for your situation? Given the failure modes that you, Alexxander, shared above, how can the evidence you shared be used to make a reasoned diagnosis which leads to successful outcomes? Your main problem is ...


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If you have a read through the posts on here about time management and similar topics, you will see that all agree that you can't maintain high performance that long. No-one has yet managed to come up with a way to consistently maintain high performance for that length of time. Caffeine can stave off the feelings of tiredness, and for short timeframes you ...


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There is a book on that. It is called the Dip: Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) and there are summaries online.


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I know exactly what you're talking about. I'm coming off of about five years straight of working on several very large/complex projects in a row at work, and I felt completely aimless for a while there (now I only feel slightly aimless ;) ). I think part of what happens is when you have the pressure of these kinds of projects pushing you, it gives clarity: ...


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I use IQTell to do everything: manage multiple email accounts, To Dos, multiple calendars, projects, contacts, Evernote, etc. I like that it has everything in one app. No need to cobble together a system of different tools. You can try it for free and see if it fits your needs


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MyLifeOrganized app has a functionality to manage both tasks and projects. And you will be able to see this all in a single interface, or you can set up a special setting and see only the projects, or only personal to-dos. There are special views for that - you can choose, which tasks you would like to see right now. I don't use project functionality very ...


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I use a very good program called my effectiveness pro check it may help you you can try to search for it in google play .. I consider it the best program as i tried many of them it can let you make plans for every day of the week and you can make a reminder .it let you categorize your tasks as urgent and important or urgent but not important and vice versa ...



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