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Different people work best in different ways. The Pomodoro Technique encourages frequent breaks. The bursts are traditionally a little longer than yours, but you can set whatever times you want on the timer. I think by walking around, so I take a lot of "breaks" too. When working on knowns, I think your span or work between breaks will increase. However, I ...


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You say it's counter intuitive, but that's where your intuition fails. There is nothing wrong with your approach. Taking a step back and letting the issue ferment for a while works. That's why you get your best ideas under the shower. This is especially true when creativity is concerned, which is an aspect of a coder's job. You also take on a different ...


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I find that being productive tends to hinge on 2 different kinds of environmental factors - comfort and distractions. Minimising distractions: Visual - place yourself when you are unlikely to be bothered by seeing people walking around your workspace - face a wall or close the door to the room you're in, maybe disable pop-up email notifications if you're ...


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Yes, you are micromanaging at the runway levels because there is some work at the higher levels of perspective that you have not been doing on a periodic basis. The difference between your two approaches is the level of commitment you explicitly devote toward learning French relative to other areas of focus in your life. You are cycling between two extremes. ...


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Working and being in school is difficult simultaneously, especially if you care about your job in any respect. The first thing I'd say is not to be too hard on yourself. You're in second year, so anyone who hired a developer in second year at school knows that you're still learning, so you will probably make silly mistakes and take more time than someone ...


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Most people seem to understand canonical GTD as Next Actions don't have priorities and that the only things that go on a calendar are scheduled activities that must happen at a certain time. That's pretty much your second workflow, and it absolutely includes the risk of some projects never getting done. The standard response to noting that risk (as ...


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Honestly, here's the best way: install Facebook Paper — it allows you to save links to Pocket directly from the app. Plus it has the added benefit of being gorgeous and a much less distracting way to interact with Facebook content. With most stories, Paper's share menu has an option to send directly to Pocket, and in the rare cases when that option isn't ...



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