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comment How to quickly restore concentration?
Oh, thanks. I've got some other stuff that I could add: create a comfort zone. If I really want to focus, I put on The Best of The Grateful Dead and have a cup of juice by me. You might also want to keep a tool kit near by. And no need to lose focus when you have everything you need in your zone. Practice the task (for example, you can practice sleeping or reading to increase frequency and duration of the same; likewise, practice being distracted increases distraction time, so get yourself a nice set up). Also, I think that attitude control helps. Thanks, guys. The badge rocks.
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comment How do I efficiently use my daily learning limit?
JB King, I started to write the kanji backwards, and that helped a lot. I think I needed to diffuse my physical memory and my visual memory so that I could target them individually. Actually, I had some spect scans done on my brain and discovered that the physical area isn't as active as it probably should be, and the visual a bit hyperactive. Everyone's brain activity is a little different, they say. So, maybe the story would be different for others. Some of the more complicated kanji just seem impossible to remember, especially because they look very different in different fonts.
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Oct
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comment How can I succeed in remembering people's names?
Sometimes with names I invert phonetic mnemonics. Luis is number 5ui0 and Ben is number 9e2. I think it works for me because A) it's a challenge, B) I'm interested in mnemonics, and C) I really want to get the numbers right to hone my skills. It think it's also fun to add, subtract, and multiply friends. Isn't that nerdy?
Oct
21
comment Being productive without energy
See if there's an antecedent to the slump. There could be some habit, like the way you sit down in a certain chair--slouching back rather than sitting with a slight forward lean. Perhaps there is a steady cluster of low-energy activities leading into that part of the day and changing the dynamics will help.
Oct
21
comment How can I bring productivity techniques that work for me to a new employer?
Rory, they probably know but would suffer a strike to their pride if they'd admit it. That seems to be a theme in humanity. I was angry until I realized people knew themselves. Professionals need to be self aware to get into positions of authority. Unfortunately, people in those positions also have a tendency to cling obsessively to respect. When I am trying to tell someone whose station is above mine something that might injure his or her pride, I put them into a role that won't be threatening to the same but results in the desired understanding. They speak the statements into awareness.
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comment How do I efficiently use my daily learning limit?
Wow, man. That's amazing. I wish I could give you more than a thumbs up. I'm going to go read your other posts and spam the ones I like with +1's. Thanks, homie. I have a lot of faith in your method, and it seems to make a lot of sense. I'm exited about testing it out on animals, too.
Oct
21
comment Are there any applications to create workflows for todos?
@misha, I know some companies that use custom software to create such content, here in Japan. It would be really nice to have something open-source. I have a really good design for a software like that, but I stopped development about a year ago because I had very little free time and needed to spend it elsewhere. :) I still have some interesting stuff in my notebooks, though.
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