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"Rest" is possibly the wrong word. You probably do want to schedule this time to do something different to sitting - perhaps focus on 30 minutes of physical exercise. My day job is far too many hours sat at a desk, so for me getting some intensive cardio or weight training is essential to balance my day.


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You can't control what others think of you. And you will benefit from perpetuating whatever behavior leads to positive consequences in your life. Your friends will resent interactions where you promote an agenda which contrasts too strongly with their beliefs. But if they see you doing well and come to the conclusion on their own that good things are ...


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So here's the thing...if your boss came up to you and said "I need you to do these X things by Y date, or else," it may be impossible no matter how much he wants you to do them. Long term goals are good. Those need to be broken down into (reasonably) bite-sized pieces that are prioritized. On a daily basis, decide what you will do that day. Then review ...


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Is that practical behavior on a daily scale? If you loathe cleaning, why not wake up after 8am daily and never have to clean? My daily schedule fluctuates far too often to make a habit of this system. If I were you, I would refocus the "if then else" to be concise maxims of behavior based off the given situation. For example, If the room is dirty, then ...


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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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