Rewiring habits

Habits- Cue, Response, Reward

  • Broke FB/Twitter/IG habits by dramatically reducing cues
  • Reddit…??
  • Quora…?? (unfollowed people, but? Notifications?)
  • Inefficient algorithms-
    • fixating on suboptimal tasks
      • I start doing something and then I get carried away with it
    • Not having fixed timeframes
    • I keep chasing down the implications of everything immediately, instead of storing things away elsewhere.
    • I don’t take breaks when I should
    • I don’t have
  • Daily Routine
    • Wake Up
    • Clean Poop Before Bathing
    • topsy ecommerce / customer acquisition
    • buzzsumo ecommerce / customer acquisition
    • buffer recommendations
    • growthhackers
    • Clean poop and throw trash before bathing before sleeping
    • “respect the calendar”
  • list out habits / status
    • smoking: stopped in july
    • Facebook: unfriended everyone in november 2014
    • candy- mostly stopped when smoking
    • sleeping- soft/rolling deadline with no routine
    • Reddit/HN/other bullshit…?
    • eating
  • Unhelpful, negative self-talk: “I am such a fuck.”
    • Okay, what next? Why do you say that? What are you hoping to achieve by saying that? What is the signifier by saying that?
    • It’s like I’m so optimized to play this role on this stage that I don’t know what it’s like to step off of it

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Habits / Routines

  • MyHabits
    • Phone – checking my phone every morning
      • twitter
      • facebook
    • checking phone every morning
    • Social media
    • Computer
      • opening 1000 links
      • reddit
      • facebook
      • twitter
      • hackernews
      • imgur
    • beard plucking
    • posture
    • shower
    • shit
  • MyRoutines – http://malcolmocean.com/2014/05/routines-vs-reflexes/
    • Morning – Wake up, stay in bed, check phone, stay in bed longer… shower, linger around
      • What I’d like to do instead: Jump out of bed, shower quickly, sit and plan something.
        • What’s missing: A reason to do it, a reward afterwards
    • Commute to work –
    • When reaching work –
    • After lunch at work –
    • Coffee after lunch –
    • Coffee at 4pm-ish –
    • Before leaving work –
    • Commute home –
    • Upon reaching home –
    • Before going to bed –
      • Phone
  • Routine
    • Wake up
      • Lay in bed for a while
      • Grab phone (I should always leave my phone outside the bedroom)
        • Check for notifications
          • Hipchat
            • Replies
          • Facebook
            • Replies
            • Links
          • Twitter
            • Replies
            • Links
          • Gmail
            • Replies
            • Archives
          • Instagram
          • Telegram
    • If early,
      • consider going for run
        • Maybe pee / smoke
          • singlet / shorts / socks / shoes
            • phone + earphones
              • go run
      • Lift weights
        • turn on aircon, music
        • write down workout plan
        • fill in workout log on JeFit
        • shower
    • Clean litterbox
      • Get plastic bag
        • get scoop
          • scoop da poop
            • into the plastic bag
              • tie
                • down the chute
                  • Wash hands in shower w/ soap
    • Toilet
      • Pee
        • Cigarette
          • Read book – hm. What book should I keep in the toilet now?
            • Poop
    • Shower
      • Soap
        • Rinse
          • Facewash (sometimes)
            • Brush Teeth
              • Rinse
                • Hand-towelling
                  • Towel off
    • Get dressed
      • Deodorant (“I have showered”)
        • Underwear
          • Tshirt
            • Shorts
    • Pack for work
      • Mac
      • Phone
        • I should pack a battery pack
      • Earphones
    • Morning Commute
    • Reaching Work
    • Once at work
      • Daily Work Checklist
        • Check Trello
          • Check Content Calendar
            • How does the content calendar look today?
            • How does it look this week?
            • How does it look next week?
          • Check 1-1 Updates
            • Have all the updates been translated into Trello cards?
          • Check Marketing Projects
            • What are the top priorities?
    • Lunch
    • Post-lunch work
    • Coffee break
      • Go to JFDI
      • Get coffee
      • Go back to office
    • Toilet breaks
    • Leaving office
    • Evening Commute
    • Dinner
    • Reaching home
    • Before bed

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