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During the day, I forecast sales at supermarkets, drugstores, furniture, perfume and other retailers and calculate order proposals. Lots of time series, with an emphasis on fast, automatic and robust data cleansing and forecasting - with some logistical optimization thrown in for good measure. I'm active in the International Institute of Forecasters and an Associate Editor for their practitioner-oriented journal Foresight.

At night, I switch hats and do inferential statistics for clinical and biological psychology.

I'm never bored. And I use R.


Apr
11
answered Does the 2 minute rule apply during weekly reviews?
Apr
8
comment What is the most productive way of maintaining a TODO list on paper?
Nice, +1. It all depends on the amount of paper you have and how often you need to carry it around. I'd switch to your approach if I had less paper to keep track of, or if I needed it to be more mobile, you you apparently do.
Apr
8
revised What is the most productive way of maintaining a TODO list on paper?
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Apr
7
comment Techniques or methods to achieve consistency
+1. The OP mentions "a number of things", so it may well be that he is trying to build multiple habits at the same time. That probably won't work, willpower is limited (read Willpower by Baumeister and Tierney). Better to work on one habit at a time and only add a new one when the old one is well established.
Apr
4
revised What is the most productive way of maintaining a TODO list on paper?
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Apr
4
answered What is the most productive way of maintaining a TODO list on paper?
Apr
2
comment How do I energize and motivate myself?
Therapy for depression (if you require it) does not necessarily mean medication. There are therapists out there that take cases on a pro bono basis. If you think therapy may be right for you, just call a few therapists and ask whether they can refer you to sources of information about something like this. Self-help groups may also be an option.
Apr
2
comment How do I energize and motivate myself?
It will be hard for us to help you here, as your question is rather unspecific. Generally, sports and sunlight have an antidepressant effect, so think about going for a run every day before work. If that does not help, your best bet might be to see a therapist and work through any issues in depth. Good luck.
Mar
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
19
answered Getting up in the morning without snoozing for hours
Mar
12
awarded  Informed
Jan
23
awarded  Yearling
Dec
5
answered Learning a new language or instrument to boost intelligence: worth it?
Nov
28
comment How to deal with 3pm slump if you can't take a nap
+1. If you work in a large organization, there should be a lot of lower priority stuff you can do during that slump - the last motivational message from the CEO, mandatory online trainings, writing reports to report on a report...
Nov
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
16
comment How can i train my brain to overcome instant gratification?
This thread may be helpful.
Sep
29
awarded  Fanatic
Aug
17
awarded  Editor
Aug
17
revised How to control or change habits?
added section on chains.cc webapp to help here
Jun
13
answered Is talking to yourself a good thing?