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accepted Short relaxation break at work
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answered Short relaxation break at work
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answered Should your short-term goals be ambitious?
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comment How do you Unlearn things?
I put up a similar answer to this on a question on changing habits: productivity.stackexchange.com/a/5296/3574
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comment How can I improve reading speed and comprehension?
Comprehension at faster speeds can be trained. It's the same way a race car driver can drive several hundreds km/h with a very low probability of getting into an accident. But the training requires forcing yourself to get used to reading at faster paces. It involves being able to visualize words while reading at high speeds. The brain stores images far better than words, and one needs to practice changing key points in the text into images.
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comment What are good learning techniques? (for lifelong learners)
If you want to memorize a shopping list... say, meat, fish, Nutella, you can even store all three in a single room. I'd memorize it as an angry bull (meat) chewing into a smelly fish (fish) in my kitchen sink, while a anthropomorphic nut stands at a counter, chopping up chocolate bars (Nutella). The more absurd your imagination, the more detail and senses you integrate, the more likely you'll remember it.
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comment What are good learning techniques? (for lifelong learners)
Use a familiar place as your first palaces. Your childhood home. An office. Favorite shopping malls and rows of shops you're familiar with. Artistic streets in your city (the colorful ones with unique buildings and graffiti/murals are great). Memory athletes often take walks somewhere near home, memorize the architecture of a place, and use it as a memory palace. You don't even need to map out the whole place, just as much as you're willing to go.
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answered What are good learning techniques? (for lifelong learners)
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answered What are the best things to do when reaching home after work in order to be productive?
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answered How to develop discipline to take relevant notes?
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answered How can I control my unproductive Internet addiction?
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comment How can I control my unproductive Internet addiction?
To be fair, strict punishments and light punishments have a similar effect. Except that when you're punishing yourself, you're more likely to not enforce a heavy punishment or be more creative in working around it ("I need Facebook for work..")
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comment Any examples of diaries of successfull people?
Does Twitter count? There are all kinds of twitter-friendly successful people out there.
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comment What kind of mindset do disciplined people have?
@JunJun Changed the answer to suit the question better :) If anyone wants to see the tips on what to do/avoid, see the previous edit. Since you wanted book recommendations, I put up a references section - recommend 3 and 4 the most. Psychology books beats self-help books on this topic IMO and the books themselves are fun to slog through.