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I've been thinking about something similar but, sorry, eventually I decided that it was excess of form over substance. Your planning will take you more time than performing 1-2 points from your todo list if you,e.g. overslept. I'd suggest two things: 1) developing a habit of getting up a bit earlier (does wonders for me, althought sometimes it's tough); ...


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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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Should one always choose the most important thing to do first and resist all other factors no matter what the cost is? I learnt that "the most important thing" may change. I've strugled with it for years because something always had to be compromised (work/future work/exercise/family/my mental wel-being). Most people have rather stable timetable so I'll ...


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arbtt seems to match your requirements. Configurable rules sort applications into tags, based on the active window but background ones can also be taken into account The docs show how to configure an idle timer. Hopefully this tracks both keyboard and mouse activity. Generates nice graphs with arbtt-graph (demo here) See also ulogme (screenshots here), ...


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This response is a bit late to this thread... sorry! In short, I believe the best way to schedule your day is to match the number of tasks with the right technique. Research shows that most people use one of three techniques: Memory, Lists and/or Schedules. However, there is a new planning technology emerging that I call "auto-optimizing' in the diagram ...



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