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answered How do I make myself stop doing addictive activity?
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comment Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?
typo: had a break
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comment Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?
Another thing I was wondering if I should also set penalties for myself when I miss a deadline and what the penalty should be. Otherwise, I have a feeling the deadlines by themselves wouldn't be very effective.
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comment Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?
An update: Recently, I haven't had break from work for two months, so I focused on my personal projects. My experience was that Parkinson's law is very real. In case of infinite time available, i.e. without deadline, tasks fill up infinite time and progress painstakingly slow. Procrastination and distraction become really big issues. So I've switched to scheduling and setting deadlines for my personal projects as well. For example, "read X pages by next Sunday from book Y". I'll give an update in a few months.
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asked How to resolve conflicting personal goals?
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comment Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?
Setting good habits is key to an effective workflow because it can be relied upon (unlike willpower). I've been using GTD for a while now. Basically in my system right now, I have Google Tasks for GTD lists (next actions, some day maybe, waiting for), Google Calendar for scheduling, Diigo for keeping references, Toggl for tracking time and Chrome Nanny for keeping focus. You can google the names of these products if you're interested. Not strictly related to the question, but thought I might share.
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comment Are there specific methods for dealing with backlogs?
maybe one option could be to put interesting things that could be potentially important under to review, i.e the in-basket and once a week go through that list and actually decide whether to throw away an item or file it in the backlog. Important bit here is you don't actually do the items in your in basket you just decide over them. If this is too much overhead, you could still just move the less important ones to another list called some day maybe. Then the in basket is your backlog.
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comment Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?
Thanks a lot. I'll try the Pomodoro technique. Actually, it's already on my list of books to read (the pdf). I find Structured Procrastination rather interesting. I have a few things on top of my lists that have been there for a year now, haha. I've been doing other apparently not so important tasks. At the same time, I'm not really sure that missing the deadline for an assignment could work. So maybe I should put that under not so urgent, so I actually do it on time :)
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comment How does taking a break from work improve productivty?
Well, he was sharpening his axe, not lying on the beach sipping orange juice. You could say that the former is called studying (not producing or working) and the latter is called taking a break.