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Gamifying My Life

https://medium.com/s/story/my-relentless-quest-to-turn-my-life-into-a-game-8f79867ff340

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Gamifying My Life
Have you ever wanted to hit the master reset button on the console of life, blow the dust off your cartridge, delete your saved game slots, and see if you can create something new and more awesome? Well, in the summer of 2012, I decided to play a new game-and you can too.

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Developing Your Own Life Game

Developing Your Own Life Game
  1. Live the game you dream.
  2. Make your own Playbook. Identify the “epic players”, the current “quests”, the “bosses” and the “countermoves” in beating them.
  3. Experiment a reward system. Give points to every milestone and collect “loots” in the form of predetermined rewards.
  4. Create your “dashboard” for detailed project planning. 
  5. Keep your game simple. Do not load it with too many and complicated rules and quests.
  6. Pause for a while to regain your energy. Sticking to the game is more valuable than heroic bursts followed by inaction.
  7. Design it beautifully to be inspired to play it.
  8. Revisit and refine your game, improve your Playbook.
  9. Define boundaries. Don’t be a game addict.

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Gamify Your Life Cheat Codes

#1: Define your success and failure norms.

#2: Measure your progress with numbers.

#3: Assign rewards and punishments for every outcome.

#4: Keep your game simple.

#5: Go for the win!

#6: Make your game beautiful and be inspired to play it.

#7: Know when you're in-game and when you're chilling.

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