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I use the concept of friction based productivity, it goes like this: If you want to stop doing something, make it harder to do that thing. The first step would be to simply uninstall Minecraft and any game while you still have some consciousness of the time wasted there. Another example is getting rid of your TV (but I am guessing that you are still living ...


There is a way out of this. Like any other technique to replace 'bad' habits, it requires discipline but the reason it appears to work for a lot of us is its a good hack to trick your brain: If you are able to diagnose every habit into its underlying cues, routine and reward, you will be able to attack each component separately and will most likely ...


I'm not convinced this is personal productivity, but here's a hack to help: in my experience, I build up a static charge when walking around, not while seated at my desk. To avoid the pain of the static discharge hold something metal (a key, for example) in your hand while walking around, and touch grounding objects with the key. The static charge will ...


You can purchase static straps that increase the conductivity between yourself and the floor, which should prevent most static buildup, unless your floor has a very high resistance as well. https://www.google.com/search?q=static+shoe+strap It will probably be easier, however, to change the clothing you wear. Synthetic fibers are plastic, and not only ...


Several options: New carpets. Ideal but not always possible. Increase humidity, as this helps conduct electricity. Use an anti-static spray. May be available from carpet shops. This is what my previous employer used to solve a similar problem, and it was quite effective. Change your shoes. Special antistatic shoes may be an option.


The easiest way would be to send the email to some service that collects the data and formats it into something that can be exported or reported. The question then is what service. One option might be Evernote. If I were doing it, I'd probably set up a notebook for tracking events, and send the email directly to Evernote with a subject line that ends in ...


A good strategy would be to implement some sort of consequence for breaking your own rules. It has to be something that holds weight though, so that you will consider it when weighing the pros/cons of extending the timer. You will need to determine how best to punish or reward yourself (monetary, caloric, etc).

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