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Having faced the same issue here are some suggestions from my personal workflow : For day to day planning : In addition to all digital tools you can use two physical notebooks that you can take anywhere with you : TODO notebook and SPARE notebook the TODO notebook is for all the tasks that you have to complete within the day. Every morning you start ...


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Don't worry about how you feel about your non-hires. What matters is how the people who didn't hire you feel about you. To solve your problem, it is important to understand exactly why you were not hired by the companies that interviewed you. Once you do this, you can focus your feelings of self-doubt into productive actions that will help you secure an ...


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Do whatever you choose to do, and be mild about it. Willpower and stress are natural enemies. There are no have-to's in life. You don't have to do anything. Focus on what you want to do now, given the circumstances you are in. Choose. Whatever you choose, it will have consequences. Watching youtube all day has positive and negative consequences, doing your ...


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it's a 2012 question and marked but I really felt an urge to give my 2 cents here. what i do and it works for me is to write a diary. I am noting down task and other stuff in my diary for 2 years now and it and it is really working. I even make notes on the books i am reading in my other diary. I tried to keep and utilize all sort of apps for the purpose ...


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Suggestions from talking with professors: Have a list of problems available. Collect those that are close to your interests and skill. Whenever you read about a new technique, check it in that list.


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Okay as a computer programming student myself, and a tutor on summer vacation, I want to be honest and give you the best tip some other experienced programmers gave me and stuff i learnt from my mum who is proffessor: First thing you should understand is that vacation is to rest (don't get me wrong, wait for it) I got my summer break in May, I had two ...


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My wife uses the Passion planner. It comes with a twist: it's not just about 'to do', it e.g. contains sections like This month's focus, People to see, Places to go, a Not to-do list, division into work and personal projects, Good things that happened, and it has two pages of monthly reflections/end of the month checklists, with questions like e.g. What ...


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The premise of your question is flawed. You are looking for inspiration from Mechanical Engineering because of the issues you have with Agile Development methods. You are interested in taking good ideas from other disciplines and applying them to your own field. You recognise that there are flaws in your present approach, and that you have a willingness to ...


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For Mechanical Engineers it is even more important to "...practice all the unnecessary stuff like software developers do by writing down every step that is necessary to create a piece of machinery." This step is never unnecessary. It is essential for any level of consistency and repeatability, and whereas in software design you can continually change a ...


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I recommend the Self Journal by BestSelf co. I discovered it on Kickstarter and really like the design and intention. The first hard copies will be shipping this month but I've been using the PDF version (printed) for several weeks and like it a lot. It keeps me focused on my main goals and shows me that I need to plan out my time. Take a look and see if it ...


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Identify the situation isolate problems identify possible solutions (or no possible solutions) prioritize problems with solutions weighted-in plan for approaches and processes for solving high priority problems action


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It would appear that we have very similar goals (minus the blog and online courses). I've been interested in self-learning since I graduated high school. Here are some of the things I've learned that help a lot with time management: Develop and stick to a routine Break each day down into discrete chunks. I sleep from 11 PM to 2 AM (I'll explain that later) ...


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Have a look at spreeder.com . It's a place to learn not to 'read out loud' in your mind by flashing words really quickly instead of letting you read them on your own. I think you can you can apply this concept to numbers as well. Try flashing some numbers (you could do it on paper) and compute some function of them (pick any. Start with something like a ...


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Visualization and imagination are wonderful things. But to improve them, the real key (correct me if I am wrong) is getting exposure to similar things, to things you can connect with. What I mean is simple: being able to solve problems in your head involves so many things. Understand the problem you are trying to solve First you have to understand the ...


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Firstly, you cannot change what you cannot measure. I suggest installing an application to track the amount of time you spent on various websites or applications on your computer and smartphone (my favourite is rescuetime). Review this at the end of the day to identify major distractions. Keep a chart on your wall, how many days in a row did you get out of ...


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I have exactly the same problem. I couldn't solve this completly yet, but I have one small technique that helped a little: set a time range stupidly easy to keep focused, for example: keep 100% focused on a task (that should take a whole day to accomplish) for only 5 minutes. Don't do anything but the task for this 5 minutes. Think that you're gonna stop in ...



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