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Productivity is the buzzword of our age. Get more things done during a day! Also, productivity is to get things done quicker, in order to have more time to yourself.

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Productivity Technology

Software I use (2022 Edition)

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2022-08-05

I am a so-called ‘digital native’, meaning that I was growing up with computers my whole life. When I was a child, I learned coding, build my own computers since I was a teenager, worked basically my whole life with them and even use them to relax after the…

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Productivity

The Pareto Principle

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2022-07-01

A while ago, I heard about the Pareto Principle, a simple concept based on findings by Vilfredo Pareto (1848–1923). He observed, that 80% of the results are based on 20% of the effort (Law of the vital few). Productivity nerds used this principle based on economical data and concluded,…

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Productivity

The Eisenhower Matrix

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2022-04-15

Today, I would like to talk about a VERY simple concept for time management. It is called the Eisenhower Matrix and it is supposed to help you with deciding which tasks need your attention and which don’t. I also want to talk about how this method can help in…

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Personal Productivity

How to have the most productive Christmas

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2021-12-24

Holidays are upon us and in Germany, Christmas already starts today. In this post, I want to share how you can have the most productive Christmas and use the “time in between years” as much as possible to get things done!

Ok jokes aside, I definitely do not propose working…

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Book Review Personal Productivity

Book Review: The Culture Code by D. Coyle

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2021-10-29

In my quest to find good productivity books, I came across The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle. The author describes some of the most successful organisations and how these cultivate productive skills: Pixar, sport teams and even the Navy’s SEAL team being under investigation. Coyle identified three key skills…

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Tray System: Now, Later, Doesn’t matter and Done

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2021-10-15

So how do you organise your inbox? Where do you put things you need to do? For a long time, I just put everything on my table. After that, I organised everything in piles and at some point, I bought myself a tray organiser. Hot stuff right? Nevertheless, after…

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Academia Productivity

The mindset behind academic productivity III

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2021-08-20
Academic productivity is many things, but to be productive you also need to be relaxed. Even if all the circumstances are right and you know how to ask the right questions, you still need the energy to be productive. The problem is, you can’t keep up with the energy, if you work 8 or more hours a day straight. To be productive, especially in academia, you need to know when and how to take breaks.
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How asking the right questions already can give the answer

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2021-08-06

I already wrote about how discussing is better than asking questions, because you get a long-term benefit instead of a short-term solution. Nevertheless, sometimes asking questions is the only thing to do and sometimes it is also the right thing to do. Not to get help by somebody else,…

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Academia Productivity

The mindset behind academic productivity II

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2021-07-23

This is a multipart article about academic productivity. The first one was concerned with the workspace. This is the second article and the third one is here.

When talking about academic productivity, we have to talk about many different things. While the workspace as part of a well-defined environment is…

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Personal Productivity

The value of coffee for learning

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2021-07-09

Who wants to drink a coffee? I would argue, nearly everyone. Coffee has been part of my life since I was going to school and that is a long time ago. If you meet new colleagues, a coffee is the perfect way to start a conversation. Also, when going…

Sebastian Hageneuer
Germany

Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, karateka and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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