🦝 Wojciech How do I start enjoying being productive instead of forcing myself do do stuff? I like making things, but it's hard for it to compete with easy entertainment like Netflix and social media...
🎈 Alex Alksne Your environment shapes your thoughts and behaviours - your thoughts and behaviours shape your environment. It's easier to be productive when your environment naturally pushes you towards it - for me Reddit and Facebook are guilty pleasures and I can lose hours to them instead of working on my side projects. I deleted them which anecdotally has helped me focus my attention enough that I have started making more progress on the things that bring me joy in the long term.
🦝 Wojciech It's so easy to get back on them, even when you delete them though. It's hard to do something you yourself can't override.
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💻 Kenneth Jensen A piece of advice I was given recently is to make yourself be bored, all day for one day, once maybe a quarter. That's about it. Chores, sure. No screens. Nothing fun. Avoid bad habits. Maybe a little music. The idea is to give your brain a relief from the sea of dopamine things like the WWW have accidentally impregnated us with. Dank memes are an example of easy dopamine. When you're so damn bored, you'll find anything less boring. Go for a walk! Talk to a neighbor?