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Sep
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revised Pomodoro: should I still take a break if I'm highly engaged?
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comment Pomodoro: should I still take a break if I'm highly engaged?
so, assuming that getting into "flow" is in general a good thing and beneficial to the work and its quality, I would conclude from your answer that it is better to skip a break, as long as you are focused and ready to continue working. I've done that myself when using Pomodoro technique, as I usually need it (as described in Jay's answer) to stay focused in face of distractions, and I generally found it positive so stay working longer (and then after the prolonged work time take a longer break as a reward)
Sep
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revised How to get back to track after being lost?
added experience with time schedules for pomodoro technique
Sep
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comment How to get back to track after being lost?
I've edited my answer accordingly
Sep
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revised How to get back to track after being lost?
added experience with time schedules for pomodoro technique
Aug
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comment What is the key to be able to start a project?
so, you achieve the goals, but you are not satisfied?! Is there anybody around you, which gives you respect or positive comments about your work and your skills?
Aug
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comment What is the key to be able to start a project?
hm, it is clearer now - thanks for the edit. One more question: do you find solutions for the problems (or at least parts of the problems of the project) and are not satisfied by them OR do you just sit "in front of the empty sheet of paper" and do not know how to start and do nothing at all? It is a common problem, that beginning something is difficult, but normally, as soon as you've started, it makes progress nearly by itself...
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revised How to get back to track after being lost?
added approach for self-motivation
Aug
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comment How to get back to track after being lost?
Oh, I see. I'll edit my answer later.
Aug
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comment How to get back to track after being lost?
I'm not sure if I understand your comment about "paying for the chance to find a solution": you mean, you do not want to invest the 14$ for the book? I see that reading a book about a new productivity methods is a risk of procrastination. However I know some people who started with GTD, lost track of their tasks and projects and finally found help in Linenbergers method. Believe me, I rarely buy a book, I mostly borrow them in Libraries, but this is one I bought. If still you don't want to buy it, have a look at the free ebook first: michaellinenberger.com/free1MTD.htm
Aug
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answered How to get back to track after being lost?
Aug
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comment How to get back to track after being lost?
Did you have a look at Michael Linenberger's book, which I recommended you recently (productivity.stackexchange.com/a/7669/566)? Having a "trusted system" for managing tasks and projects and their priorities can help finding back to the most important things to end such a period of "feeled" failure and frustration.
Aug
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comment What is the key to be able to start a project?
I'm not sure if I understand your point correctly. Could you please explain, why you are not satisfied by what you do? If you want to code the solution for a problem and it finally works, this should be a satisfaction, no?
Aug
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comment How to take notes when reading technical books
which software are you using for the personal wiki? Are you then breaking the notes about one book into "atomic" pieces, or how do you organise the notes from reading in this wiki?
Aug
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comment How to take notes when reading technical books
very good points. I also made this experience (with a very long project, where it may take weeks or months since the last time working on it) that writing some kind of short "working diary" is extremely helpful for restarting quickly. However I would also recommend to make notes about the content (as this is at least for me the only way to memorize - I forget really quickly, if I have only read something without taking notes. Same is true for meetings).
Aug
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answered What does a digital tickler file look like?
Jul
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comment Hierarchical notetaking application
@xralf: "EDIT: Finally, I have found out that Workflowy provides this feature via tags. So, this is the answer" you can write an answer to your own question and accept it, if this is the solution to your problem. IMHO the question and the existing answers are still useful and worth being kept here.
Jul
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comment How to use kanban board to do GTD?
@TomBurther: welcome on stack exchange! As you seem to like Raystafarian's answer, you could/should vote it up with the upward arrow symbol. As you even seem to be willing to follow his suggestions, you could also mark it as your accepted answer. (see here: productivity.stackexchange.com/about)