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The forced days at home have disrupted sleep and increased procrastination for many, making the ordinary workday a huge challenge.
Less commute has freed up time which now goes staring at t...
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Behavioral goals are hard to reach because they usually roll around conflicting desires.
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The traditional approach to goal accomplishment revolves around the idea of winning most of our inner conflicts. Grit and determination are emphasized as the keys to victory and the positive side should always win.
This approach assumes that there is within us a stockpile of willpower that gives us the power we need to act constantly toward our long-term interests; if we can’t seem to do that, the failing is as much a moral one as a practical one.
Striving isn’t the only strategy when it come to reaching your goals.
Try tracking your behavior without particularly striving to change it. This way, you commit only to tracking the relevant numbers (money spent, calories consumed, miles walked, pages read/written, etc.)
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Whenever you feel like you are spending way too much time on your screen, consider setting clear boundaries: it is not the same to work and to just waste your time by watching things that might even end up increasing your anxiety.
Therefore, try using a separate device for work and personal activities and, the most important, make sure to set a limit to the amount of time spent while checking news on social media.
Whenever you choose to spend your time on checking social media, make sure this is not a wasted time.
So why not trying to learn something useful during the days when you cannot leave your house due to different reasons?
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Solving a problem is very difficult when its cause is hard to trace. You can’t isolate the trouble the same way you would dunk a leaky inner tube into a bathtub to see where the bubbles come out, for example.
What you can do is try to focus on better inputs: i.e, if you're struggling because of the pandemic and its social and health consequences, try pouring more vegetables, books, and exercise into the front end of the system, while reducing the intake of sugar, Netflix, and news.
There are 2 types of feel-better activities: