How To Increase Your Productivity By Harnessing Dead Time

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Why not learn some keyboard shortcuts to increase your productivity? Over time, you’ll feel comfortable with using the keyboard. Harnessing technology (text expansion and keyboard shortcuts?well, Although the title suggests this post will be a world-changing experiment, dear reader, I have to let you down — it won’t. Stop reading if you expect a new promising model as to how to become a super-productive human being.

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Learn Your Shortcuts

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I don't like to use my keyboard.". I was working with a colleague recently, helping him through a process that was unfamiliar with a tool he had not really used. What we were doing is less important than the conversation. Paste the item three times." I'll admit it, I was bored. He moved his mouse, clicked, went to the menu, clicked a couple of times in the menu to paste, then clicked in the new place. Did you know you could use control + V to paste things?"

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Incredible Little-Known Canva Hacks That Will Surely Surprise You

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What you folks need to do is just hit T on your keyboard and voila, a Text Box in less than a second! Move elements freely with secret keyboard shortcuts. Well, here are some keyboard shortcuts that will make you squeal with excitement. If you are a startup struggling to establish your brand’s identity, visual communication skills might just be your greatest asset for success.

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Why I Stopped Saying You Can’t Use Email to Manage Tasks


From timing your snoozes and scheduled “send later” times to assigning your top canned responses to mirroring the keyboard shortcuts available in Gmail, Front allows you to design the app to suit your communication needs on multiple levels. For years I’ve been a champion of steering clear of email when you’re trying to manage your tasks.

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Fighting Back Against Back Pain

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It’s also important to pay attention to the position of your keyboard and computer monitor. Keyboards that are too low can cause you to hunch forward while computer monitors that are too low can cause you to crane your neck forward. Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide? There are a lot of ways we can sustain a back injury in our everyday lives, from work life to home life. Once you have that type of injury, it is very difficult to recover from it.

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The Sound of Sixty Seconds


I’ll demonstrate here by sharing what I hear in that time period in bullet points below: Running water in the bathroom Voices coming from the tv on the living room The barely audible tapping of my thumbs on my iPhone keyboard The tiny crackling sounds of bones on my neck My breathing Music from the television. During the workshops and talks I deliver I’ll often ask the attendees (or audience) to do absolutely nothing for an entire minute.

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Can you write a book or a novel with speech recognition software?

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Some have physical challenges, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, that make it difficult or impossible to use a keyboard. Anderson , who says in his 2010 article Dictating, Writing, Hiking , “It’s been about fifteen years since I gave up the keyboard and took up a recorder for my first drafts.” You have a right to disagree with my previous post Writing with Speech Recognition Software. For many writers, dictating a book instead of typing it just doesn’t work.

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How to Write a Book Outline: Fiction and Nonfiction

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Even a known pantser such as Jerry Jenkins , who wrote 190 books without an outline, says, “Don’t go to the keyboard with nothing to say.” You learned how to write outlines in school, I suppose. You were probably required to do it a certain way: I. Roman numerals for the main points. capital letters for the sub-points. Regular Arabic numerals for the sub-sub-points. lower-case letters for all the sub-points below that.

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List of 50 Great Word Games for Kids and Adults

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This game is designed to teach children touch type (type without looking at the keyboard). It starts off with Level 1, teaching you the “home row” (middle row) keys on the keyboard. You start by building a keyboard from letter blocks, then learn how to spot letters on the keyboard quickly before learning where those letters are located. Teachers or parents might be interested in reading about why the game starts with mapping the keyboard.

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