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awarded  Yearling
May
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comment What techniques can I use to remember to do simple things that are context sensitive?
Thanks for the response. You're right, these are (somewhat) important, just not as important as other things (e.g. paying my credit card bill is more important the binder clip!). And the tags for certain contexts could work - I just don't know if I would even think to look at my todo list when I go to take a shower! However, perhaps just putting it on the list and looking at that list throughout the day, as I normally do, will be enough.
May
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asked What techniques can I use to remember to do simple things that are context sensitive?
Mar
23
comment What books are helpful when I'm in a rut, creativity and productivity-wise?
I'm certainly open to fiction, but I was really thinking about non-fiction. It could either be something like you mentioned that would explicitly offer techniques/suggestions, or just something insprirational (in the way that seeing a live band perform makes me motivated to work on my music). Thanks!
Mar
22
asked What books are helpful when I'm in a rut, creativity and productivity-wise?
Mar
20
awarded  Scholar
Mar
20
accepted How can I decide when it's worth it to spend money to save time?
Mar
14
comment How can I decide when it's worth it to spend money to save time?
You're right. I just changed it. Thanks!
Mar
14
revised How can I decide when it's worth it to spend money to save time?
made title more clear
Mar
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asked How can I decide when it's worth it to spend money to save time?
Dec
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asked Is there a master “catch-all” system for keeping track of things?
Aug
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revised How do I remind myself of tasks that I have to do at a certain time?
made question more specific about snoozing a reminder
Aug
25
comment How do I remind myself of tasks that I have to do at a certain time?
This can work in some scenarios, but not others - for example, my list would either be online somewhere, or on paper. Now consider something I need to do on my way home (say, for example, I'm going to dinner and have to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy when walking home from dinner). If my list is online, I'm not going to see it until I get home. If it's in my pocket, I have to check it specifically between the dinner and the pharmacy, and the chances of that happening are slim.
Aug
25
comment How do I remind myself of tasks that I have to do at a certain time?
I do - but the big problem with that is that it's too clunky to "snooze" the alarm.
Aug
22
comment How can I combat my tendancy of always wanting to do what I'm not able to?
That was kind of what I was getting at - maybe it's really just wanting to do something other than work. But I'm not sure - because even when I'm doing other fun things (out with friends, traveling, etc.) I find myself thinking about home improvements, for example. So I think I do want to do these things (and at the least, they are mostly things that should get done).
Aug
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awarded  Student
Aug
19
asked How do I remind myself of tasks that I have to do at a certain time?
Aug
19
comment How can I combat my tendancy of always wanting to do what I'm not able to?
Thanks - using that list is a good idea (ironically I find that I often sit at work writing the list, and then leave it there on my desk). I may also just make a google spreadsheet for it so I can easily edit it anywhere.
Aug
17
awarded  Teacher
Aug
16
comment How do I deal with distractions when working on a computer?
There is also Chrome Nanny, which is much more flexible and LeechBlock-like. Unfortunately though, all Chrome extensions are worthless to me because it's just too easy to hit shift-esc to bring up the Chrome task manager, and kill the processes for the extensions. There is probably some way to disable the task manager though...