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The above quote embodies the entirely selfish motivation for the creation of this blog. I have some less than useful habits I'd like to shed, so I thought I'd collect some useful tips and aids to my goal, and maybe someone else out there can benefit too.

My main habit that I want to overcome will sound trivial, but over the months and years, it has gobbled up many hours (days and weeks in fact), which otherwise may have been productive. Every time I sit down at the computer, I end up flicking up a Solitaire or Freecell game, and wasting time. I am especially vulnerable when waiting for software to load or internet to connect or anything which doesn't happen nice and quick.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

New Habit #1 - Programming your mind before sleep

You will no doubt notice that this won't address the time-wasting solitaire thing, but it has presented itself to me as an idea, so I think I'm going to run with it.

Before falling asleep each night, I'm going to think about what might be the best "bang for my buck", time wise, the following morning. This should be like instructing my sub-conscious mind to come up with the best possible use of my time, early in my day.

If it works, there should be a noticeable jump in my productivity levels, for the week. I've been doing it on and off for the last 3 or 4 nights, and on that flimsy evidence, I'm tempted to think it might work. If you are interested in this idea, you can try it with me, and I will report back here in a week's time to let you know how its going. Be lovely to have some feedback from you so we can compare results.

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