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Identify The Problems and address them like a game
Designing the Basic Framework
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#1: Define your success and failure norms.
#2: Measure your progress with numbers.
#3: Assign rewards and punishments for every outcome.
Quickest way to add meaning to your life is to see your group of people more often.
Not part of a group? Join one. No groups to join? Start one. It’s as easy as texting people to...
It is less about what you do and more about how you see what you do.
Qualities a purpose needs:
You have a story you tell yourself about your life — whether you realize it or not.
A trend in the stories that people with meaningful lives tell themselves - redemption stories: the tellers move from suffering to salvation — they experience a negative event followed by a positive event that resulted from the negative event and therefore gives their suffering some meaning.
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Our brains automatically look for evidence that matches up with what we believe about ourselves, but often disregards other evidence to the contrary.
To break this automatic tendency, ...
Talking back to your inner critic is an important part of taking away its power.
Telling the critic you don’t want to hear what it has to say begins to give you a sense of choice in the matter.
Self-criticism isn’t innate to us, it’s internalized based on outside influences, such as other people’s criticism, expectations, or standards. It’s a habit that can be unlearned or controlled.
One way to separate yourself from the self-criticism is to give it a name. Doing so, you better positioned to free yourself from its influence.
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It is when you to turn a task into a game to motivate yourself to finish it.
It motivates the "player" to chase after rewards as he gets points and achieve new levels with new challen...
Use surprise rewards.
Engage in time-based challenges
Make a deal with your friend.
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Putting highly successful people on a pedestal can unknowingly hinder our own efforts. We get caught in comparisons and it’s easy to forget that they’ve had and still have their own set of struggle...
Working well is not about maximizing every waking moment of the day, in order to get more done. And the focus on maximizing time may actually diminish our creativity.
Instead, try identifying and focusing on the few hours of the day you are most productive.
To achieve sustainable productivity habits, it’s best to build up with easily achievable tasks.
Small chunks of accomplishment will amount to something big eventually.
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It means getting to the bottom of everything that you do.
Not because you must. But because it’s fun to know things. Some things can’t be understood. But you can still ...
It means owning your actions, mistakes, and current life situation.
Understand what’s in your control, and fully own it. If you don't like something, you have the power to change it. What others do is not your concern, nor your responsibility.
Now that is an issue most of us face on a daily basis: not getting enough sleep because we are too stressed or paying too much attention to our screens, for different reasons.
The bad news ...
If you find yourself experiencing issues when trying to fall asleep, you might as well consider making your brain believe that night has come.
In order to do this, you could start using dim table or side lamps instead of bright ones, turning on your phone the so-called 'night mode' or using a mask to cover your face.
Whenever we fall behind on sleep, most of us have the tendency to try to catch up during weekends. The result is not that good though: it confuses our internal clock and therefore, we tend to feel even more tired afterwards.
So we should actually try waking up and going to bed at the same hours on both weekdays and weekends and building up a regular schedule that suits our needs.
It's a cognitive bias, where people choose smaller, immediate rewards rather than larger, later rewards.
For example, if there’s an important deadline looming (the pressure is on, all ...
They are mental shortcuts we use, which generally help us make quick decisions, but don’t always work out for the best.
Our brains were never wired to be truly rational because there is way too much information in the world for us to process. We evolved instead to make decisions quickly.
When we are in a stressful situation, we are prone to make poor choices.
Even a little stress can influence our decisions and make us slip up.
Don't let stress motivate your decisions. When you're feeling the most stress, you'll also feel the biggest urge to make a poor choice.
If you do make a decision while you are under stress, ensure to re-evaluate it when you are calm.
When you're under regular stress, you'll never get a chance to make good, rational choices.
If you set aside 30 minutes each day to relax, you will be in a better state to make smart choices.
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Staying in shape is mostly about program compliance.
It’s not about having the best fitness program, but about having one that’s good enough, eating less junk food and making sure you...
Successful dieters usually declare certain foods to be completely out of bounds, or allowed only during occasional designated cheat meals, rather than expecting themselves to eat everything in moderation.
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