Remember The Milk: Online to do list and task management. Plan.txt : The Most Effective Pr. November 11th, 2008 · 50 comments The Two Faces of Productivity Productivity can be divided into two main concerns.
The first is capturing and organizing all of the “stuff” you have to do. This is the fun part. This is where you buy fancy notebooks and configure Remember the Milk to auto-sync with your iPhone. The second concern is actually doing the stuff that you need to do. This is much less fun. This post is about this second concern. Plan.txt Once a week, usually on Mondays, I open a small text file named plan.txt and jot down my action plan for the week. There are no hard rules for this plan. I tend to break down what I want to get done into the major area of my life (grad student, writer, etc.), but not always. Here’s a screenshot of my plan.txt file as of this morning: You’ll notice I don’t follow a rigid format. Here’s the important point: last week’s plan.txt looked much different. Freestyle Productivity And that’s okay! Here’s my theory: Study Hacks.
Seneca on Social Media March 11th, 2016 · 6 comments Seneca on the Myth of Free In Letter 42 of his Epistulae morales ad Lucilium, Seneca touches on the hidden costs of seemingly “free” pursuits.
In doing so, he offers to his correspondent — Lucilius, the procurator of Sicily — a warning that resonates strongly today: Our stupidity may be clearly proved by the fact that we hold that “buying” refers only to the objects for which we pay cash, and we regard as free gifts the things for which we spend our very selves.These we should refuse to buy, if we were compelled to give in payment for them our houses or some attractive and profitable estate; but we are eager to attain them at the cost of anxiety, of danger, and of lost honour, personal freedom, and time; so true it is that each man regards nothing as cheaper than himself.(– From Letter 42, Paragraph 7 of the Richard Gummere translation) Read more » Write an Attention Charter.
Time management: How an MIT postdoc writes 3 books, a PhD defens. I’m always on the lookout for “hidden gems,” or people who are doing remarkable work that the whole world hasn’t caught on to, yet.
Today, I asked my friend Cal Newport to illustrate how he completely dominates as a post-doc at MIT, author of multiple books, and popular blogger. How does he do it all? Cal writes one of the best blogs on the Internet: Study Hacks. His guest post shows how you can take I Will Teach You To Be Rich principles — plus many others — and integrate them into a way to use your time effectively. Below, you’ll learn: How to use fixed-schedule productivity — similar to the Think, Want, Do Technique — to consciously choose what you want to work on and ignore worthless busyworkWhen to say no — and how to do itHow a $60,000-a-speech professional manages his timeCase study: How to use email for maximum time productivity Read on. Cal Newport: How I Manage My Time My interest was to measure when during the day I spent time on e-mail. ShareThis. Chartle.net - interactive charts online!
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