Best productivity tools or methods?
Aug 5
M$214 bet
BTE
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Walking
31%
BionicD0LPH1N
Bionic answered
Adderall
16%
BionicD0LPH1N
Bionic answered
Coffee
12%
EnopoletusHarding
Chinsleep/optimizing posture to move shoulders and groin forward and up and spaces between the ribs narrow in all daily activities
8%
BruceGrugett
Bruce Grugett answered
The best ideas are born in the bathroom - in the shower or on the toilet
7%
Amnonian
Amnonian answered
ANTE
1.9%
Ibozz91
Ibozz91 answered
Pomodoro
1.2%
MartinRandall
Date Aella
0.8%
WilliamEhlhardt
Beeminder
0.7%
BTE
BTE answered
Exercise
0.7%
mukimameaddict
Todo lists, with tasks listed in order from highest to lowest priority
0.6%
BionicD0LPH1N
Bionic answered
Nicotine (<1mg)
0.4%
jorge
emacs + org-mode
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Walking
EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
@BTE This is the opposite of increasing productivity. It's good for the heart, but that's about it. There are no other real benefits to walking. Believe me, I've walked a lot, and while I don't regret it, I find it pretty useless other than the literal cardio benefits.
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EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
If you want to actually increase your walking capability, add weights. At least 20 lb. That will turn walking from a useless exercise to a pretty interesting one. Again, as with all activity, shoulders and groin rotated forward and up.
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BTE
BTE is betting Adderall
@EnopoletusHarding I completely disagree. At least when it comes to writing I find walking to be incredibly helpful. Best way to work through ideas.
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EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
@BTE Here's a hidden secret "they" don't want you to know (I got this from Pontzer's "Burn" book): the average person at a desk job burns vastly more calories than the average Hadza hunter gatherer. So the average person at a desk job is absolutely doing steady-state cardio already. The only reason walking could be beneficial, thus, is postural correction. But I generally had such non-optimal posture (particularly in the shoulder complex) that walking never did one thing to improve my posture. That said, it is *easier* to maintain good posture while walking., particularly with heavy (NOT light) weight All I'm saying is, add weight. A lot of it. 20 lb or more. The shoulder complex must be active while walking. The Eharding Big Three exercises (plank, standing McGill curl-up, raising hands directly up, not back, and the chair bird-dog) will be vastly more effective in teh long run for most people than walking.
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BTE
BTE is betting Adderall
@EnopoletusHarding nothing burns calories more than thinking so this is obvious. However, if your goal isn't to burn calories but rather to have a great ass, sitting on it or remaining stationary ain't gonna help one bit.
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EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
@BTE Yeah; thus my "add weight" suggestion. That said, chinsleep could *probably* force a great ass in due time (6 months?). As I said, I did a lot of walking... wasn't very useful because I didn't add weight.
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EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
One thing you have to understand about me: I suffered from thoracic hyperextension from a VERY early age. At least three. Mostly from reading books. Vision suffered, muscle suffered, neck suffered. I was regularly the least flexible person in class in kindergarten through high school at any kind of exercise that involved thoracicc flexion.
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EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
But then... at some point in HS I must have transitioned to a more McVeigh or Fischer type posture. I never had any interest in girls in HS. I was fantastic at running, though. My grades gradually plummeted throughout my time in HS, going from straight As to some nightmare combination. My ACT was rather low given my actual capabilities, and I did nothing to prepare for it at all. My APs, however, were always 5s, with zero exceptions. I found college really easy... but this was a college where you regularly had to walk one to two kilometers between classes. I showed zero evidence of real conscientiousness at college -just a few notches above average.
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EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
For the record... I never found walking between classes in college pleasurable. It always felt pretty godawful, though I'm sure it must have improved my productivity entirely by accident. A more conscious campaign of postural correction would have propelled me to interesting heights.
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EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
And really funny thing... my transition to a McVeigh type posture (must have been it, bc no way I would have been good at running otherwise) was EXACTLY when I got into the far right. Now I can give you several ideological explanations for this, but as Nietzsche (probable bicam, if only because he understood Schopenhauer) says, before you look at the ideological, you must always first look at the physiological.
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BionicD0LPH1N
Adderall
BionicD0LPH1N
Coffee
EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
@BionicD0LPH1N This is one of the few correct answers. Greg Doucette agrees with you, as do I. Coffee stimulates the nerves and is essential to reducing consciousness.
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EnopoletusHarding
Chinsleep/optimizing posture to move shoulders and groin forward and up and spaces between the ribs narrow in all daily activities
EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
Eyes up, too.
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BruceGrugett
The best ideas are born in the bathroom - in the shower or on the toilet
Amnonian
ANTE
d6e
@Amnonian Could you post a link?
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Ibozz91
Ibozz91 is betting Pomodoro
@d6e “ANTE” is to incentivize investing in the market, and will not bw chosen.
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Ibozz91
Pomodoro
MartinRandall
Date Aella
EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
@MartinRandall Both harder and easier than you think. But, if anything, it's anti-productivity except for networking.
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d6e
@MartinRandall Can you explain this one?
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WilliamEhlhardt
Beeminder
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BTE answered
Exercise
EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
@BTE No.
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mukimameaddict
Todo lists, with tasks listed in order from highest to lowest priority
BionicD0LPH1N
Nicotine (<1mg)
BionicD0LPH1N
Bionic is betting Pomodoro
This is the single thing that increases my own productivity the most (never tried Adderall nor coffee though, they are probably better). Be *very* careful about addiction-related problems (take only sub 1mg doses) and take only if the occasion requires you to be a bit more focussed and smart than usual, but it does really work surprisingly well.
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d6e
@BionicD0LPH1N Interesting, do you take it in pill form?
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BionicD0LPH1N
Bionic is betting Pomodoro
@d6e Yes. 2mg pills that I cut in half or cut in 3 because it's cheaper that way.
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jorge
emacs + org-mode
EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
@jorge This is an interesting suggestion, but I will not choose it because the EMACS creator apparently does not so much as browse the web or know html.
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jorge
Jorge A. Alfaro Murillo is betting emacs + org-mode
@EnopoletusHarding @EnopoletusHarding, emacs was first created in the mid-70s when there was no internet (emacs has changed quite a lot since then!), and Richard Stallman is just one of hundreds of contributors and one that is barely active in current development: https://github.com/emacs-mirror/emacs/graphs/contributors In any case, the argument feels like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poisoning_the_well. You should give emacs and org-mode and judge the software for yourself!
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EnopoletusHarding
Enopoletus Harding is betting Coffee
@jorge Very well, I will consider it. I have always desired to become a fearless keyboard warrior.
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