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What is it? In a nutshell, Mindfulness training is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment, accepting it without judgment. It is a form of meditation inspired by Buddhism, with an emerging scientific foundation in medicine. Sometimes the concept is confused with relaxation techniques. It is not something you do when you ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I took the course "Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation" from The Great Courses http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/practicing-mindfulness-an-introduction-to-meditation.html and found it was very helpful to walk you through the whole process of mindfulness. The instructor is very interesting and his approach is very practical if you are ...


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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 ...


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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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