Ulysses Pact - Deepstash

Ulysses Pact

Example: You often get distracted by social media while studying.

Idea: Make a choice in the present that forces a future action.

Why?: Committing to a decision in advance prevents future distractions.

Such as: Deleting social media apps during exam periods.

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