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Dec
15
comment How to concentrate (read a book or work) when other people are talking instead of listening to their conversation?
I guess as long as it also sounds interesting to the other people in the room it's all good.
Dec
15
answered How do I get more productive from using keyboard shortcuts?
Dec
15
comment How do I get more productive from using keyboard shortcuts?
On windows, I have sworn by Launchy for a number of years now. Can't imagine life without it.
Dec
15
comment Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?
Yes, if you consider how much those list-toppers have allowed you to willingly accomplish over the months, it's so much more value than they would provide themselves. Willpower is a limited resource and often better spent on setting habits (like the Pomodoro Technique) than forcing yourself to do your most dreaded work. I wanted to also mention GTD in my answer but felt it might be too much, not sure if you know it, but after you get used to Pomodoro you can search this website for questions regarding how to integrate the two.
Dec
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revised Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?
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Dec
14
comment Can tea be the cause of sleeping issues?
Note that working at the computer up till before you go to sleep is more likely to be a cause for excitement. You may wanna check out F.lux if that's your case.
Dec
14
comment How do you start working?
I agree vision and goals are absolutely necessary to give us the kind of motivation we need, and we must constantly keep them in mind. But without a practical plan to establish the habits that will support those goals and lead to long-term achievement, your answer will not provide much help. "Motivation" can't make a procrastinator bull his way through work all the time, willpower is limited, but habit is not. So the key is spending finite willpower in setting the habit, as an investment.
Dec
14
comment How do you start working?
I actually think a procrastinator's mind is much more wickedly complex than simply motivation and fitness, and clever tricks should in fact be used. If you're not a heavy procrastinator, your advice will only sound like "just do it!" to one, no matter how you paint it. Habit, though, is one such clever trick and quite a natural one too.
Dec
14
answered How to concentrate (read a book or work) when other people are talking instead of listening to their conversation?
Dec
14
answered Should I schedule my tasks with deadlines?
Dec
14
comment Can tea be the cause of sleeping issues?
Perhaps your inquiry could benefit from a rephrasing that would maybe include the word in question.
Dec
14
answered Preparing questions when studying some topic
Dec
14
comment How do you start working?
Habit is the real answer here. +1
Dec
5
awarded  Benefactor
Dec
5
comment Does good physical condition (e.g. fitness and nutrition) lead to increased personal productivity?
The former? You didn't mean the latter? Though believing in just purchasing your way to happiness and quality of life once you're rich ain't a bad dream.
Dec
5
comment Does good physical condition (e.g. fitness and nutrition) lead to increased personal productivity?
Great find! The implications of this linked article on productivity and workflow transcend the scope of this answer, but just a comment: exercise and then go study (anything)! As if the attention boost hadn't been enough reason already.
Dec
5
comment Intelligence And Productivity Are Correlated - What does the research have to say?
Interesting article indeed, very related to Adam's answer. In regards to their conclusion: "Indeed, those 'gifted' with high Conscientiousness are in some ways even luckier than the very intelligent-because there are more jobs for reliable and hard-working people (even if they are relatively 'dumb') than for smart people with undependable personalities." I think that holds true when the person's satisfied with dedicating their life to further someone else's goals and earning their paychecks--which about resounds with high conscientiousness. So I wouldn't put it over intelligence and openness.
Dec
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comment Intelligence And Productivity Are Correlated - What does the research have to say?
What this really seems to be saying is rather common-sense: bright kids have to study less to pass their exams, and thus grow up to become less disciplined. I really appreciate the links to the research however!
Dec
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Nov
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comment How to get a song out of your head
+1 for meditation, though it's 'let it die, don't avoid' philosophy might not save the OP much time at first, it's a continuous training to declutter your mind.