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Life-Hacking Tips

June 14th, 2006 · No Comments

The Economist provides tips on improving personal productivity:

  • Slow down your e-mail: Set your e-mail program to fetch new messages every 15 minutes or every hour, rather than every minute, so you are interrupted less often.

  • Create form responses: Any time you find yourself typing substantially similar e-mails, create a form version and save it for future use.

  • Go full-screen: Switch your computer to full-screen mode, filling the whole screen with your current application, minimising the visual distraction of other programs.

  • Park on a downhill slope: When wrapping up work on a task, make a note of what needs to be done next. This makes it easier to get started when you resume work on the task.

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