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How do you discipline yourself? Idea and tools

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So lately I'm trying to be more organized and I'm trying to work more on personal projects (app, blogging, learning ...). But sometimes I just can't get my planning right And end up spending time doing the wrong stuff.
I will like to know how you keep motivated and focused on the right thing? what are the tools you use? What helped you in being more organized and focused.

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Sometimes, I just imagine that I'm a superhero and my TO-DOs are the villains I need to slay. It's nice to have a checklist of daily to-do's, I do it in Google Keep. It's just satisfying to see tasks with strikethrough whenever you check a finished task. So if I have 5 to-do's for a day, I consider them 5 slain villains.

 

hahaha Nice way of doing. Google keep is also a good idea, I will give it a try. thanks

 

I recently started a simply point system. Every small win I get, I make a note of it and how many β€œpoints” it’s worth. Every point is another marble in a container and I can see the progress as I slowly add more marbles. And I have to say, adding each marble feels amazing so I’m eager to keep up my small wins!

 

wow what a great way of rewarding yourself, and how do you attribute these points? I mean what scale do you use

 

Hmm I guess it depends on the type of activity it is. I usually go between one and three points.

1 - a simple, everyday habit I want to reinforce like taking a walk after lunch
2 - a non-everyday habit that's still somewhat routine and I want to keep working at, like publishing a blog post
3 - an especially rare and good event I likely schedule in advance and only do a few of a week, like going to a meetup

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