[ mona / prog / sol ]
Share your strategies and tactics to accomplishing things, e.g. time-management, behaviorial conditioning, etc.
Make a schedule. Seperate work and rest rooms.
I've tried various things, but writing a simple list of things I have to do (and can) this day, has been the only thing that worked for me. And it has to be on a piece of paper, digital reminders of org-mode files all don:t work.
I make a list. It helps keep me on track and seeing things on the list bothers me a bit so I actively work to clear them off. This has made me a bit too rigid though, and I get pretty upset sometimes if things disrupt my plans.
I wear special outfits to do certain tasks.
I only do this for select activities, like sleeping or swimming.
I guess it's time for me to start wearing a programming cape.
Of course I use org-mode like all highly successful people. I have a file for my daily tasks, every morning I make a heading for the day and put under it everything I want to get done that day. Usually it's not very long and sometimes I modify it during the day. I schedule all the tasks for the day and use the agenda view to manage them. I also have some recurring tasks set up (like daily Anki reviews) using org-habit and the agenda view also shows birthdays and other important dates that I have set up (using org-anniversary). In university I would also set up deadlines for assignments, tests and exams. Back then I used to track the time I spent studying using org-clock but I don't do that anymore.
I only do these at home, at work I am back to the simple daily todo list. Maybe I should start tracking my time there.