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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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I met a guy many years ago who used notepad to store everything. I laughed because I found that so ridiculous, since the day I decided to do the same... I was looking for the easiest, the most efficient and the cheapest solution. I tried Excel, I tried a lot of websites, I built my own website, but any of those solutions didn't bring to me enough ...


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As pointed already in a comment, don't expect any app to magically organize you, it must be you to organise yourself. Then a good app may help. To me, it is a constant fight. What helps me for a couple of years is org-mode over Emacs. It can probably do everything you ask for. It is my personal agenda and planner, bug / feature request tracker for smallish ...



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