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The Best Sounds for Getting Work Done

The Best Sounds for Getting Work Done

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The Emergent Task Planner » - Dave Seah The Emergent Task Planner (ETP) is a paper-based daily planning sheet designed to keep you focused in the face of chaos. Start the day by declaring what you want to get done, and the ETP helps you stick to the plan by with task, time, and scheduling support. Because it’s paper, it’s easy to keep your task list in view without fiddling with computer screens. Portable and always-on, with ample space for note taking, the ETP is designed to make your day more productive by serving as an anchor for your mind. Night Shift: How this iOS 9.3 feature helped me sleep better Update: Apple updated its Night Shift feature for iPhone and iPad in iOS 9.3.2 beta. This explainer and test article has been revised for May 2016. Night Shift is one iOS 9.3 feature that I'm not going to lose sleep over, even if I keep tossing and turning over whether or not to upgrade to that downsized iPad Air 9.7 (update: I have one and reviewed it). This is Apple's brand new display software that tints my screen a more eye-friendly shade of orange by using my iPhone and iPad clock and geolocation to slowly reduce the amount of sleep-inhibiting blue light emitted. I've basically been bathing in intense blue light every night before this, reading and working on my mobile devices, even though I'm fully aware it messes with my circadian rhythm and makes it harder for me to fall asleep. That all changed when I began testing the iOS 9.3 beta and enabled Night Shift.

What Is 'The Zone' Anyway? One thing that will definitely help you stay in the zone is to eliminate the Internet as a distraction. Once you've removed the temptation to check Facebook, Google+, or Reddit a thousand times an hour, it becomes tangibly easier to achieve it. Sometimes some people find it easier to achieve the Zone during a certain point of the day, such as the wee hours of the morning or the middle of the night. Some people, like I have experienced myself on numerous occasions, require an overwhelming amount of distractions in order to achieve it. Some of my best work I've done by mentally isolating myself from the world around me while I was sitting in the break room at work, or in the middle of a moderately busy coffee shop or fast food restaurant.

Block Websites & More with Parental Controls for Mac Filter Content, Monitor Social Media, and Block Websites on a Mac with Net Nanny Net Nanny for Mac OS X brings our award-winning parental controls to Apple desktop operating systems, giving you complete control over your family's online experience. Net Nanny's parental controls for Mac let you block pornography before it's viewed on websites. 10 Simple Productivity Tricks To Manage Overloaded Information Do you need to manage overloaded information? Simple productivity tricks can help you cope with information in your job and your personal and social life. Here’s how to cope. You need systems to help you to keep track of everything. Once you have a trusted system in place, you can relax.

Use Restrictions in iTunes on your Mac or PC Use Restrictions to block or limit certain features and services in iTunes on your computer, including access to explicit content in the iTunes Store. Using Restrictions in iTunes on your Mac or PC, you can turn off access to: PodcastsInternet radioiTunes Store and iTunes UApple MusicApple Music ConnectShared libraries You can also set restrictions so that someone using your computer can't listen to music with explicit content, watch movies or TV shows with specific ratings, download apps that have specific age ratings, or read books with explicit content. Set restrictions Open iTunes.Mac: From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose iTunes > Preferences.

The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Leads to Better Work The word priority didn’t always mean what it does today. In his best-selling book, Essentialism (audiobook), Greg McKeown explains the surprising history of the word and how its meaning has shifted over time. The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing. Use Restrictions on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch You can use Restrictions, also known as parental controls, to block or limit specific apps and features on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Turn on Restrictions Tap Settings > General > Restrictions.

Productivity Made Simple: The 7 Main Elements of GTD Just like the five elements (Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood), GTD has its own elements. Only there are seven instead of five…and not nearly as epic. In the previous parts of this series we were talking about things like how to select what to do next, and how to compile your projects list (and your next tasks list).

Puberty: Usually between the ages of 8 and 18 years old, your body starts growing and changing. These changes occur from head to toe, and are completely natural as your body responds to increased hormones. In girls, the main hormone guiding the body's new instructions is called estrogen. In guys, it's testosterone. All of these changes together are called puberty. Puberty is the bridge between being a kid and becoming an adult. The Morning Routine Experts Recommend For Peak Productivity What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done? Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find?