We live in a noisy world.
In my world, I’m constantly bomboarded with tsunamis of messages, notifications, social media posts .. you named it!
Unfortunately, that costs me into the spirit of impulsiveness.
I have the tendency to be distracted by new, shiny things. The dopamine doses are real.
Despite my ambitious long-term goals, I’m not reaching them fast enough as the short term urges are often times too tempting.
How do I fix this?
In order to increase motivation (or reduce procrastination), I need to reduce both impulsiveness and delay.
|Throw away the key||Preemptively avoid temptation||5-10 minutes|
|Run a dash||Work sprints followed by breaks||15-25 minutes|
|Make it painful to lose||Add a negative consequences to failure||15 minutes|
|Deconstruct the temptation||What does the temptation really consist of?||5-10 minutes|
|Throw away the key||What will happen if you continute to procrastinate?||5-10 minutes|