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I suggest you start with what GTD calls 'natural planning'. You write down ANYTHING you think you need to do/learn to achieve your goal. Don't try to organise this at all yet. Don't sort the list, don't think about who might be involved or responsible yet. After that, you will find you can group the objectives into bigger blocks. You will structure the plan ...


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Since you haven't spelled out what your goal is, I'll take a goal as an example. Let's say your goal is to write a 3D game in C++ in one year and you havn't written a single line of code ever. Your first action should be to make a plan. Something like learn basic C++, learn OpenGL, learn game logic and so on. Break it down, break it down even further than ...


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I am also with you in same boat but here is what I develop for this new year. As for this year I decides to develop a compiler. now for me this take almost a year as I am working as full day developer. So what I do is first find phases of Compiler Compiler construction(means what are the important things that come in compiler so by learning those things ...


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You can view the urgency zones as contexts. You can then setup your system in org mode using the contexts Critical Now, Opportunity Now, and Over-the-Horizon. Everything works the same as in GTD, except that you use the contexts in a different way.


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Full-disclosure: I AM sharing a product but also have a useful hack you can use regardless: One day, I realized that despite having 3 reminders set on my phone to “do pushups & take vitamins,” I STILL WASN’T DOING IT. So I did a little brainstorming and came up with a simple idea: I chose a goal I could do every day (e.g. push-ups, vitamins, ...


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You can't go immediately from non-productive to very productive. You'll have to learn and grow, there is not one trick that will help you, but there are 100's of them. Here are the ones I think will be most helpful: Start small. You're not very productive now, if you are a bit more productive in one month, that's very good. Imagine what that would mean in ...


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First, if your depression and OCD are confirmed diagnoses then you probably need a suitable treatment for them instead or in addition to general productivity tips. You aren't going to ask how to go to work despite of pneumonia for example, are you? Having said that, here are the general productivity tips for low energy people for starting their working day. ...


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Get counseling if possible or at least someone to talk to. Having someone to bounce of your thought IMO helps a lot with questioning unreasonable thoughts you might have. Seeing a professional counselor will also mean that you get access to medication which might help you. At times I was in a situation similar to yours (although not that severe), these are ...


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If you are not afraid of spending some time on learning you should try org-mode. Org mode is for keeping notes, maintaining TODO lists, planning projects, and authoring documents with a fast and effective plain-text system. It allow stuff like: it is GPL it is fully text file based, so really easy to sync with dropbox/git/your choice free-form file ...


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If you are not afraid of the command line I recommend that you take a look at taskwarrior (TW), although you would have to implement some of the features yourself using user defined attributes. Here is a comparison with your requirements: cloudless. TW keeps a local database and can be synced using a TW server (FLOSS, there are services like freecinc if ...


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I think storing the complete list of tasks outside of the brain is part of many time-management systems, including GTD you've mentioned. I don't remember GTD advocating detailed and rigid planning though - I think it is more about easily finding the next actionable item. For the methods of prioritizing the tasks for your day/session you could check Mark ...


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Much of personal productivity methodology seems to be based on reducing the strain on the brain of deciding what to do. No, it isn't. Methodologies you refer to are about making decisions once and at a right time, instead of dragging them along, and about externalizing memory (since our brain seems to be more fit for recognition rather than ...



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