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I've read that the most strongly habit forming behaviors are those that dispense random rewards in exchange for repeated action. This behavioral psychology finding is the primary reason why people compulsively check facebook, email, news websites and other distractions even though updates are sporadic, and the content itself is often uninteresting. ...


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As suggested, I am putting this down as an answer: This site/game is specifically geared towards rewarding exercising rather than tasks in general. So its scope is more narrow than what is being asked, but it is still relevant. It is called Fitocracy. Fitocracy is currently in Beta and invite only, but invites are pretty easy to come by if you are looking. ...


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There is Pomodorium - a Pomodoro technique based RPG-game. Here is some explanation: Pomodorium is an attempted gamification of the Pomodoro technique. The idea of Pomodorium is to use rules of role-playing game in the Pomodoro technique. It's a Pomodoro technique timer with a game. For every completed pomodori you get 'gold' and there is game ...


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You can look at EpicWin Turns your to-do list into a role playing game. It's an app for iPhones that you can use to gain skill ups, xp, loot etc etc.


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Aragorn has suggested an iPhone app (EpicWin), and I would add Task XP and RLRPG for Android Market. The basic concept is the same for all three: You imput your tasks, and upon completion you get rewards (xp, loots, achievements, skill ups, etc.). Of course, you could fake what you do, but if you cheat you're only cheating yourself.


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Um... I made my todo list a game... I have script that interogates my list (strictly my inbox) every half hour to generate a chart - the game I've been playing for some time now is to ground as many of the lines as possible... you can view the current state of the game at http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/home/joseph/productivityFiles/inbox7day.jpeg (with a little ...


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Here is something that came to my mind, the programmer competency matrix: http://www.indiangeek.net/wp-content/uploads/Programmer%20competency%20matrix.htm You could create a competency matrix for any type of position: a speaker, manager, etc. The way you would do that is by looking at desired skills/qualities in that field and set those as rows. As for ...


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(I do programming) and I found out that I make a lot of wrong assumptions Make Test Cases BEFORE you start coding. Study the documents pertaining to how to make test cases efficiently. Test cases will tell you what do you require and what you don't. What to do if this happens and what not to do if that happens. Look at Black Box and White Box test ...


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Cognitive behavioral therapy would be my suggestion of something to consider to help change your thought processes. As an example of something to consider here, the idea of creating "Thought Journals" where you document various thoughts you had in the day and find evidence for and against the thoughts. It isn't necessarily easy to do but it can be a useful ...


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By definition productivity is measured by calculating the total output per unit of total input. What exactly you take as "input" and "output" entirely depends on your goals and what you think is important. For example, many countries use Gross National Product or Gross Domestic Product as a productivity measure. However, there is one country (Bhutan) that ...


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You can maintain a tree and level up using Mindbloom(although I myself haven't gotten around to trying it yet).


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On the one hand, if it makes you retain the information better, by all means, go ahead! On the other hand, having to start up a word processor before you can start your word is another transaction cost. This is something you really don't want if you already find the subject boring. Speed is the second concern. On average, students read at about 400 WPM in a ...


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In the past I used Insightly for this (no affiliation). It allows you to create contacts, organisations, opportunities, projects etc. Contacts can also be imported from your email (Gmail and Outlook integration). Each entity can then be linked to another entity and the link can contain details about how they are related. Additionally you can tag entities. ...



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