Like most people, I work much more efficiently when there is a looming deadline to focus my mind. Has anyone found a way to 'trick' their minds into thinking a deadline is more imminent than it is, to increase productivity?
As a productivity coach how can I best serve information workers. [more inside]
Looking for a dictaphone/digital voice recorder. Your personal recommendations please! [more inside]
I'm looking for a productivity app that can help me manage both my projects and my time. [more inside]
Why do I feel compelled to seek distractions while working, and what can I do to stop it? Time management/personal productivity filter. [more inside]
How can I rebind the arrow keys to some other sequence (eg left becomes control-j, right becomes control-k, etc) so that I can quickly navigate around documents that I'm editing without needing to move my hand over to the arrow keys? [more inside]
My PC crashed with all my bookmarks (bad me), and I can't remember a certain websites address nor can I find it on google. It was similar to this but showed apps that were designed to keep you more productive. People could comment below, and I found it very useful. I remember it had a brown logo at the top. I am sure some of my fellow metafites probably visit it. Shot in the dark.
Doesn't taking breaks for ergonomic reasons hurt "flow"? [more inside]
Many workplaces ban social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and so on. What are some of the reasons workplaces should allow (and even encourage) staff to use social networking sites? [more inside]
Can you help me figure out a hybrid paper/electronic system with an iphone or something completely different?
I just need a 'Getting Things Done' system that works. Can you help me figure out a hybrid paper/electronic system with an iphone or something completely different? [more inside]
Help me find the website/youtube vids of this handwritten to-do list methodology, please! I can't remember it and can't find it in my saved links. [more inside]
What are the best Windows programs dedicated to making to-do lists? [more inside]
Transitioning from Mac to PC: Is there an expose-like feature? Your tips for coping with the transition?
Transitioning from Mac to PC: Is there an expose-like feature? Your tips for coping with the transition? [more inside]
todolist filter: I know there are dozens of questions here about to-do lists already, but, alas, none of them fit my requirements. I really like MS Project - it's hierarchical (tasks can nest), and can enforce due dates, but it's too heavy handed for what I need & old tasks don't disappear. I need something like MS Project, but simpler... [more inside]
Simple enough: I have a lot of writing to do (finishing my master's thesis - research is done, just have to finish the writing) and we have an 8 month old baby. In the pre-baby past, I used to spend a long time working my way up to getting a big chunk of work done, but now I need to be able to jump in quickly and get writing in the few hours I have each day between her bedtime and mine. What are your best tips for picking up the threads each day to get the writing done? [more inside]
How can I use a pda, a netbook, and a desktop computer in an integrated way that keeps me more organized and productive? [more inside]
TemporalFilterRedux: I've got about two weeks (starting today) before my graduate classes kick back up. I have a bunch of things I need to take care of between now and then, in no particular order. I've always had a problem with time management (as previous questions of mine demonstrate), so I'm looking for advice on how to deal with this two week block, and how to make sure that I get everything, and don't just sit around, watching TV. [more inside]
Can anyone point me in the direction of blogs about succeeding in college and grad school? Bonus points if they're geared towards professionals working 40+ hours a week, instead of coaching teenagers through the nuances of dorm life. [more inside]
What must-have programs do you use on your laptop for work? And travel? [more inside]
I have begun treatment for adult ADHD. What things can I do during the next several weeks to objectively measure my progress? [more inside]
Help me find a todo app (preferably a GTD one) for the iPhone that meets my very particular(?) needs. [more inside]
Is there any restrictions on advertising consulting services using the term "six sigma". Do I have to be certified or pay licensing fees before offering consulting services on the topic? [more inside]
I've been asked to look after two work experience kids (young teens) for the coming two weeks to experience and learn what I.T. is all about. What tasks can I give them that will educate and enlighten them while not killing my productivity? [more inside]
How do I become the kind of person who can be productive all day? [more inside]
[ProductivitySoftwareFilter]: I'm thinking about using Things both on my computer and iPhone. If you've used it I'd be interested in hearing the good, the bad and the ugly about your experiences. Help me decide if I should shell out 60 bucks or not. Thanks.
How do I reboot myself when I feel like I'm getting nothing done at work? [more inside]
What are some safe, non-addictive drugs that have the same positive side effects of Vicodin? [more inside]
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for organizing information using Windows XP and MS productivity software? [more inside]
What are some activities I can do to put me in a working subconscious state? When my conscious is up and about it just trips me up. It's great for parsing things, but bad for almost everything else, including getting work done or while I'm exercising.
Recently Unemployed. What to do? [more inside]
What is the easiest and free way to send reminder emails to others on scheduled dates in the future so they remember to do something they agreed to? [more inside]
TemporalDisturbanceFilter: I seem to lose time. Or, more specifically, I'm one of those people that needs to get a bunch of things done, but I can easily sit on my laptop and play flash games for what turns into 4 hours. How do I break this habit/get my stuff together? [more inside]
How can we help my elderly grandfather be happier? [more inside]
I have trouble just buckling down and getting started on projects at work. What tips, tricks, or resources are out there for stopping my analysis paralysis, silencing my inner critic, and just getting things done? [more inside]
I have the attention span of a gnat. [more inside]
UbuntuFilter: Help me find a well-organized note-taking or notebook program. [more inside]
How do I motivate myself to do honest hard work at my job after a lifetime of cutting corners and slacking off?
How do I motivate myself to do honest hard work at my job after a lifetime of cutting corners and slacking off? [more inside]
What does a daily human productivity curve look like? [more inside]
Is there an app/script/somethin'-sweet I can install on my Mac(s) that will allow me to organize my email INBOX? [more inside]
How do you stop worrying so you can work? When you start to freak out with worry, how do you stop? [more inside]
I'm looking for a printable calendar template. A while ago I saw one on a productivity blog somewhere but darn... didn't bookmark. The one I saw was a non-traditional yearly (monthly?) planner type. [more inside]
Is there a application or web app that I can use to keep track of my time at work? [more inside]
How to get rid of my internet / procrastination habits? [more inside]
mourning-the-about-to-be-lost-productivity-filter: What alternatives to I Want Sandy can you recommend as far as email reminder services go? [more inside]
Can you help me log my work day? [more inside]
Is there a way to keep track of how much time you spend in each "space" in Spaces in MacOS? [more inside]
Ok, so I am a creative worker. My job is to picks thoughts out of my head. I write, I teach, I prove theorems, I design software. I mean, all these things are the same... it's the harvesting of ideas. So, what do you do when it's dry season? [more inside]
Recommend me some Goal Setting software? [more inside]
I'm looking for software for the Mac that logs open documents (and how long they are open). Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
What should I do with my downtime at work that could further my career or be useful in some other way? [more inside]