Not everyone processes and understands information the same way. You can boost productivity by learning and matching your learning style to the proper tools and techniques, while also making it (gasp) more enjoyable.
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Organisation blog Unclutterer digs into identifying one's own learning style as well as the related activities and daily habits that can increase organisation and productivity. To pin your style down, you'll run through several categories and questions. Here are some sample statements from the visual category:
- I need to look at a person when they're speaking.
- It has to be quiet for me to be able to complete my work.
- Seeing data displayed in a graph is vital to me understanding numerical information.
- I can remember phone numbers if I can visualise typing them on a phone's key pad.
Once you establish which category is your dominant style, there are lists of suggestions to help you make better use of each kind. If your dominant style was visual, one of the suggestions is:
Carry a small digital camera or a cell phone with a camera in it with you at all times so you can take images of things you need to remember. You may want to use Evernote to process this information.
Check out the links below for more information. If you have your own tips and suggestions based your own learning style, share them in the comments.