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How do YOU monitor productivity and tasks?

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  1. Hank Heisenburg

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    Hi all! I hope this is the right section for this thread.

    I want to know how you personally manage your time, productivity and tasks for the day. I like to make a list of stuff to do, tick it off one by one as I get it done, but my mind wonders sometimes and I have a bad habit of quickly checking facebook or news websites when I lose focus. How do you personally stop this?

    Do you have a pen and paper and write down your list of tasks to complete? Do you use software? If so which?

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  2. darulez

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    no girlfriend.
    1 hooker once a month.
    rescue time.

    problem solved.
    once I hit 40, buy some russian wife.
     
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  3. Sherbert Hoover

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    My latest iteration of to-do'ing:

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    A column like this in an Excel sheet represents one day. Monday through Friday. Weekends are a free for all and I do what I want. But the weekdays are pretty adherent to filling that up a few days in advance and striking through as much as I can.
     
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    google spreadsheet or google keep is good
     
  5. darulez

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    I once worked with a coworker who even used some pomodori timer shit.
    he listedn to music 20 minuts via headphone. and then surfed 5 minutes on facebook.
    than worked again for 20 minutes.

    I never seen him longer taking a dump then 5 minutes.

    for me, it was different.
    workin 5 minutes, taking a dupm for 20 minutes and posting on bhw.

    yeah. I am an nasty coworker. I would not employ myself. I would make myself CEO at least. i need slaves. like xerxes
     
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    I don't know you, but I get highly overwhelmed by looking at all of that, even if each task is simple and fast. My mind just blows.
     
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    Personally, I set out my year goal. The quarterly goals, and every month I set certain tasks. On a day to day basis, I use notepad and a pen to plan my day. I also use RescueTime to see how productive I am daily, and Pomodoro tracker to work in intervals.
     
  8. Shana Walters

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    This is why I do not go surfing on the internet until all my tasks for the day is don. The same thing goes for my cell phone as well.

    Keep your goal front and center where you do your online work as a reminder why you are doing all these tasks in your face. That way before you go onto Facebook and such, you can remember why you must get your most important tasks on your to do list done first.