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comment Gamification to improve myself
@Tool I agree, as gamification comes with all drawbacks of an extrinsic motivator. But as there is no intrinsic motivation for said tasks it is a valid option. Also keep in mind that the target is to build your own rat maze, training yourself in things you don't like to do. It's a way to make work you hate to do a bit more tolerable. :)
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comment Gamification to improve myself
Thanks everyone for their answers! I hadn't time to really work out a good system for me so far. So far I use a software (producteev) to manage tasks from everywhere and decide on point value on task creation. I also have daily tasks of calculating daily score and all. Points add to a score value that actually results in a budget for stuff I can buy for myself. per 100 points I can spend 1€. This way I improves my motivation while also limiting my spend-all-my-money-instead-of-saving-it personality.
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comment Gamification to improve myself
+1, although it is self-advertisement. :)
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comment Gamification to improve myself
Sadly, Pomodoro just doesn't work for me. It's a mix of my personality, having programming tasks to do (that benefit from being in the zone for as long as needed/possible), and other factors.
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comment Gamification to improve myself
That's a nice way to visualize your ToDo list. But it's not really gamification with points, score, etc. Note that I don't consider that this isn't a game for you or others. But I do actually want to get rewarded with points, having a score, etc. Still +1 to you.
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comment Gamification to improve myself
I like this approach. You made a simple formla to calculate the points rewarded for doing a task. My problem would be that I'd still not do some tasks I really don't like. I'd be earning lots of points by doing complicated and beneficial stuff while not doing those important things I simply don't like much, like writing invoices or answering mails from (some) clients. Because of that I'd like to add another variable into your formula that somehow reflects the importance/hate ratio of the task.
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comment Gamification to improve myself
@Casebash Thanks, I'll try to make it more specific later today.
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