I (& I'm sure many of others) go through a lot of trouble to read about improving productivity. This includes
- Books (59 seconds, Seven Habits, GTD etc.),
- Blogs (Pavlina, LifeHacker)
My question is : How do you effectively convert the advice you read to a part of your life?
For instance, I read that one should maintain a notebook called "Internet Notebook" where you list all the stuff you want to use the internet for and once in an hour, you switch the internet on, open ONLY as many tabs as the things in your list, open the respective websites and consciously close them once you are done without looking at other links. I liked this a lot and I was motivated to do it but I kept forgetting I had to do it. Sometimes it's laziness (I don't have a notebook, nevermind this time) and other times it is lack of willpower.
This is just an example, I'm not interested in specific solutions to my internet problem. My real question is:
How do you make the things you an active part of you effectively?
Some things I thought of
- 21 day challenge?
- Keeping it as wallpaper/stick it note etc.
but both have deficiencies.