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Let's See If This Makes Me Productive!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    I seriously thought you were gonna experiment with drugs or alcohol or something.

    I am disappoint.
     
  3. BassTrackerBoats

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    I am disappoint too.

    I thought it would be a post about a new flavor of 5 Hour.
     
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  4. The Scarlet Pimp

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    ha! getting rid of needless distractions is half the battle. considering how much time i spend checking facebook, twitter, and youtube it's no wonder more doesn't get done.
     
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    You do post a lot of news updates bro. Is that where you get your info from? Social media?
     
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    I could do with a plugin to force me to go on facebook
     
  7. The Scarlet Pimp

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    i get some of it from my own blog which pulls data via rss from other blogs, news sites, and social media platforms. other info comes directly from news sites that i've subscribed to. it's ironic but updating my own news blog is taking up my time!
     
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    I find that focusing on 30 minutes of work with the aim of getting as much done as possible in that 30 minutes then taking a 10 minute break before going back to another 30 minutes works well. Knowing that you have 30 minutes to finish a set task or number of tasks before allowing yourself 10 minutes to indulge in FB, Twitter or even a phone call to your mum can make you hyper productive for those 30 minutes and you avoid fatigue/boredom.

    I guess some of it comes down to motivation and concentration levels. What ever works best for the individual is the best advice for that person.

    Shez
     
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  9. The Scarlet Pimp

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    one helpful thing about leech block is it shows you how much time you spend on a page. it's amazing but i spent over 20 minutes on a page. that's a lot of time wasted!

    i also check my email too often during the day. that's even more time wasted...
     
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    I thought you were gonna put a banana in your ass if you don't do something productive (I'm sick and I know it)
     
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    I am an absolute machine when I use the Pomodoro Technique (similar to what you described).. It's just a matter of keeping consistent with it. I regularly go back to it and wonder why I ever stopped in the first place.
     
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    It's where I developed my 30 mins work, 10 mins free time, 30 mins work, routine. Sometimes I break that up and take an hour away from working. It can be quite liberating to just jump in the car and go for a drive for an hour to nowhere in particular. It's as if it gives the mind and brain a sudden break to think freely and away from work. I appreciate that not everyone is able to just step away for an hour when they want to though.

    Shez
     
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    I block sites with the hosts file, since it won't bloat up a browser.
     
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    Thanks for the Pomodoro Technique. It's very simple to use and very effective when it comes to do more work and get things done quickly.
     
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    This is exactly what I do with some Android apps, and I recently found out that I can write a blog post or design a logo in 30 mins or sometimes less. Very helpful.
     
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    The problem with those apps is that there's no real risk to motivate you; all you have to do is switch it off and make a lame excuse to yourself for doing so.

    That's why I'm planning on developing a real motivational app. How is it any different from the others, you ask? Simply put, if you don't "get motivated", I'll own everything you have: homes, phones, blood, guts, guns, cuts
    knives, lives, wives, nuns, sluts
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  19. The Scarlet Pimp

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    the plugin is working. i've already stopped checking my email every 20 minutes and i just finished a web page.