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How do you discipline yourself? Idea and tools

jrking365 profile image Jean Roger Nigoumi Guiala ・1 min read

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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Max Antonucci

I recently started a simply point system. Every small win I get, I make a note of it and how many “points” 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!

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Jean Roger Nigoumi Guiala Author

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

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Max Antonucci

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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Ghost

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.

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Jean Roger Nigoumi Guiala Author

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