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#ProdChat – 03/02/2016 – Developing Productive Habits

#ProdChat – 03/02/2016 – Developing Productive Habits

On March 02, 2016, #ProdChat discussed the topic, Developing Productive Habits. Watch the slideshow to see what the productivity enthusiasts on #ProdChat had to say about developing productive habits. Enjoy!

Questions:

  1. Do you have an easy or difficult time when developing new habits?
  2. Where should one start with developing a productive habit?
  3. What do you believe discipline and willpower have to do with habit development?
  4. How long does it take to develop a habit? (Trick question!)
  5. As Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” What do you think?
  6. How does creating if-then conditions (implementation intentions) help in creating habits?
  7. Power of Habit by @cduhigg discusses the cue, routine and reward. How does this work into developing productive habits?
  8. How do the number of options help or hurt building productive habits?
  9. How do you reduce barriers to starting productive habits?
  10. What apps or other technology are available for developing productive habits?

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Raw transcript:

User Tweet Time
rsidneysmith Welcome to #ProdChat, the weekly chat for productivity enthusiasts! https://t.co/C40vBakDrB https://t.co/XdewhwUujI Thu Mar 03 00:59:04 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Greetings #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:00:12 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @RealMattEaton Hi Matthew. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:00:34 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @DrFrankBuck Thank you, good evening to you! #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:00:53 +0000 2016
macbikegeek Hi @rsidneysmith @realmatteaton @drfrankbuck
#prodchat
Thu Mar 03 01:00:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith So, let’s start! In a tweet, introduce yourself. #prodchat https://t.co/pAL7PSRcl3 Thu Mar 03 01:01:05 +0000 2016
macbikegeek Lee here, longtime GTD aficionado and practitioner, Mac enthusiast, SAS Institute employee (all opinions my own) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:01:15 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton My name is Matt. I am a struggling blogger and writer #prodchat https://t.co/hikdwJBXhy Thu Mar 03 01:01:48 +0000 2016
prodchat Hello, Lee. Glad you could join us!
#prodchat https://t.co/9Yg4UdbE0D
Thu Mar 03 01:02:01 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Frank Buck. Retired school leader. I speak and write on organization and time management. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:02:03 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith What’s a #productivity success you’ve had this or last week? #prodchat https://t.co/oqZNapOm9V Thu Mar 03 01:02:07 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @prodchat thanks, good to be here. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:02:22 +0000 2016
prodchat Juliet, here, staffing the host desk this evening. Glad to be here. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:02:47 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Getting into the advanced stuff with Todoist #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:02:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Please add #prodchat to tweets. Questions will come as Q1, Q2, Q3. Answer A1, A2, A3, for readability! https://t.co/fjIWubvBx2 Thu Mar 03 01:04:03 +0000 2016
cbplan I’m Charles and have a keen interest in all things related to working with information efficiently. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:04:09 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @rsidneysmith delegated some stuff to my team (I have one for a while). I love the leverage! #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:04:13 +0000 2016
prodchat Ooo, what’s one advanced item you never knew about, Matt?
#prodchat https://t.co/eXFCDn0OMP
Thu Mar 03 01:04:32 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q1: Do you have an easy or difficult time when developing new habits? #prodchat https://t.co/LJWYcMbyAT Thu Mar 03 01:05:04 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Learned some new things about the updates Google Forms and some new add-ons. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:05:07 +0000 2016
prodchat Hi, Charles, good to see you here.
#prodchat https://t.co/ASztQvu1ut
Thu Mar 03 01:05:10 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A1: It depends on how much fun the habit is…and I find it pretty much has to be fun if I am going to keep it up. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:05:49 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A1) Getting started with something new. Same thing with the struggles #prodchat https://t.co/VsPqLeJEPn Thu Mar 03 01:06:04 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a1: depends on what it is and #motivation! With the right motivation, it’s usually easy. But I have to really decide I’m doing it. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:06:16 +0000 2016
DerekTac A1) I generally jump head first into new lifestyle/habit changes. Embrace them #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:06:47 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A bit late, but I’m here! #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:06:47 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud I’m Isabel. 21. Illustration student. I love GTD, Omnifocus and Evernote :) #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:07:11 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @IsaPinaud welcome, Isabel! Great to see you! #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:07:14 +0000 2016
DerekTac A1b) Doing research and justifying why to myself is important. No more questions? Just jump in head first #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:07:14 +0000 2016
DerekTac @IsaPinaud Hey Isabel. How are you this evening? #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:07:36 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud Biggest success this week was making some major strides towards the business I want to launch :) #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:07:37 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @IsaPinaud Welcome, Isabel! Glad to have you. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:07:41 +0000 2016
prodchat Hello, Isabel! You’ve come to the right place, this evening. #prodchat https://t.co/SGTaT9clgd Thu Mar 03 01:08:16 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A1: It depends on the habit, but if I’m organized and commit it, I can usually get it done on the first try #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:08:20 +0000 2016
eatlivetraveldr @rsidneysmith A1: new habits are like crack for me – try it and I’m hooked #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:08:46 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @macbikegeek Hey! Great to see you too! #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:08:50 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @prodchat Doing the template ones. It helps me get stuff together at work when I inspect things #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:08:52 +0000 2016
DerekTac @IsaPinaud Nice! What’s the biz? #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:08:54 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @DerekTac Hi :) I’m doing well, how about you? #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:09:05 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @DrFrankBuck Good evening, Thank you :) How was your week? #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:09:22 +0000 2016
prodchat You made it, Derek! Good to balance work and…productivity. #prodchat https://t.co/YetL4BJK5M Thu Mar 03 01:09:31 +0000 2016
greatergoodgeek I rented a room (at a friend’s house) to be a temporary office. It was also space to organize my papers. #prodchat https://t.co/ZTZy2qFckd Thu Mar 03 01:09:37 +0000 2016
DerekTac @eatlivetraveldr @rsidneysmith Same for me. I love getting ‘out of the rut’ #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:09:42 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @IsaPinaud Great! You must tell us about your new business. :) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:09:46 +0000 2016
cbplan A1 Habits need a compatible environment to take hold. A disruption to the environment puts the habit at risk.
#prodchat
Thu Mar 03 01:09:51 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q2: Where should one start with developing a productive habit? #prodchat https://t.co/lf1z9Frkbb Thu Mar 03 01:10:04 +0000 2016
DerekTac @eatlivetraveldr @rsidneysmith At the same time I have to work hard at not abandoning habits when they become boring/mundane #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:10:27 +0000 2016
DerekTac RT @cbplan: A1 Habits need a compatible environment to take hold. A disruption to the environment puts the habit at risk.
#prodchat
Thu Mar 03 01:10:49 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @DerekTac It’s centered around teaching creatives productivity & productives (I made that word up) to increase their creativity. #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:11:21 +0000 2016
cbplan A1 Anytime the habit-forming environment gets disrupted is a difficult time for me. To the point of quitting and trying later. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:11:28 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A2) Writing it down. #prodchat The more you process with writing, the better it is to stick https://t.co/p6DyjcFAt2 Thu Mar 03 01:11:37 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A2: Determine what the benefit of developing the habit will be. That will help you get through the rough patches. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:12:07 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a2: start with the end in mind – it has to have a motivation. Agree, write it down and track it. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:12:10 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @DrFrankBuck I will teach creative to increase their productivity and productives to increase their creativity! #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:12:52 +0000 2016
DerekTac @IsaPinaud Productivity certainly frees you creatively! Best of luck in your new venture(s)! #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:13:12 +0000 2016
cbplan A2 Make honest assessment. Can it be a true “habit”, or will it need ongoing maintenance. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:13:12 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @DrFrankBuck I’m basically uniting my three passions: teaching, creativity & productivity to create a business :D #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:13:25 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A2a) Mind mapping helps too. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:13:27 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck @IsaPinaud Great play on words! #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:13:28 +0000 2016
prodchat Nice word, “productives,” do you use that term broadly? #prodchat https://t.co/t4ixfOYmaL Thu Mar 03 01:13:35 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A2: Define your result and WHY you are doing this :) #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:14:26 +0000 2016
greatergoodgeek A2 – I’ve heard that sticking with something daily for 21 days in a row makes it a habit. #prodchat https://t.co/cN8i8S1ijK Thu Mar 03 01:14:33 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @DerekTac Yes it does! Thank you <3 #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:14:48 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q3: What do you believe discipline and willpower have to do with habit development? #prodchat https://t.co/KmbjcNwq8h Thu Mar 03 01:15:06 +0000 2016
video_equipment RT @macbikegeek: a1: depends on what it is and #motivation! With the right motivation, it’s usually easy. But I have to really decide I’m d… Thu Mar 03 01:16:10 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @prodchat I use it to define productivity gurus, enthusiasts and anyone already good at productivity practices. E.G. All of us in #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:16:32 +0000 2016
cbplan A3 Willpower has very little to do with habit forming. You will lose the habit if it relies on discipline. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:16:39 +0000 2016
DerekTac A2: Ask yourself what, where, when, why, how? Set goals and execute #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:16:53 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A3: Yes! Consistency is key :) #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:17:09 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a3: I think initially willpower and discipline can be very important. They need strong motivation as well to get habit started. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:17:44 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck I am with @cbplan If the habit is a chore, discipline and willpower will only get you so far. I have to make it enjoyable. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:18:06 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A3) It is the need to change the will to not hate yourself for doing it #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:18:07 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Hi everyone #prodchat a1 success = using gamfication and habit streak apps to gain traction improvements https://t.co/Rmk0a5PULV Thu Mar 03 01:18:24 +0000 2016
prodchat A3: consistency like the more you do it, the more you’re likely to do it? #prodchat https://t.co/SyFxBrf4Kk Thu Mar 03 01:18:33 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a3b: the habit has to change to a habit to be sustained but starting (e.g. getting to the gym) may take both to get started. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:18:53 +0000 2016
prodchat Good, evening, CapLady. Juliet, here, at the guest host desk. Glad you’re with us. #prodchat https://t.co/9sjySAtxPb Thu Mar 03 01:19:32 +0000 2016
cbplan A3 A habit has to be become part of who you are. Not something you “do”. Takes a long time for that kind of change. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:19:36 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q4: How long does it take to develop a habit? (Trick question!) #prodchat https://t.co/Ya9MMkj7kK Thu Mar 03 01:20:02 +0000 2016
prodchat Charles, you were right on target to our next question! #prodchat https://t.co/rI7gTfzQc7 Thu Mar 03 01:20:31 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @prodchat Exactly! #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:20:38 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A2 an assessment of their current system use that in deciding what to change #ProdChat https://t.co/0i5DeO8U4R Thu Mar 03 01:20:41 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A4) 60-90 days #prodchat though it is never really developed, right? We are humans, after all. https://t.co/X8d22j5OtV Thu Mar 03 01:20:47 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A4: 21 days is the time frane throw around. Lately I have been reading it’s really more like 60 (and that it can vary widely). #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:20:48 +0000 2016
caplady1225 Agree adapting paper based capture good starting point #prodchat https://t.co/4ZQYDVCVHt Thu Mar 03 01:21:27 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A4: It depends on the habit and the consistency, etc.. there is a lot of science behind this though. #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:22:08 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A4a: Science says 21 days to open your mind, 90 days to form the habit and 120 to make it second nature I believe #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:22:52 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud A4a: Science says 21 days to open your mind, 90 days to form the habit and 120 to make it second nature I believe #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:22:52 +0000 2016
prodchat +1 because it uses a physical action. Touch typing is barely a physical action. (~Juliet) #prodchat https://t.co/BVk14j8kbG Thu Mar 03 01:22:56 +0000 2016
caplady1225 a3 discipline and willpower sandwich habits. Need the synergy of all 3 for success #prodchat https://t.co/239lZY9oY6 Thu Mar 03 01:22:56 +0000 2016
caplady1225 RT @cbplan: A3 A habit has to be become part of who you are. Not something you “do”. Takes a long time for that kind of change. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:24:17 +0000 2016
JPurll Hey, this is the guest host from her own handle. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:24:32 +0000 2016
cbplan A4 No shame in making related changes to force habit adoption. Put kale not pie in the fridge if you want a habit of eating greens #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:24:44 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @JPurll thanks you, I was going to ask! :-)
#prodchat
Thu Mar 03 01:24:57 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A4 I don’t subscribe to 21 days I say 60+days of solid habits very few missed days #prodchat https://t.co/IeS46OsLU0 Thu Mar 03 01:25:13 +0000 2016
JPurll A4: depends how often you stumble when attempting to form the habit. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:25:19 +0000 2016
IsaPinaud @JPurll Hi :) #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:25:28 +0000 2016
cbplan A4 The related change can be forever and you don’t have to worry about “how long” to adopt a habit. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:25:49 +0000 2016
caplady1225 My bad y’all forgot to warn y’all doing Twitter chat #prodchat being organized in your daily life is a must !!!! Thu Mar 03 01:25:53 +0000 2016
JPurll Nice. Perhaps 21 is a pragmatic number for those who don’t know the science =awhile, but you can do it. #prodchat https://t.co/5EX04ioNSI Thu Mar 03 01:27:54 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Isn’t it about the small steps and minor adjustments? #prodchat Replace the trigger and the reward system. Thu Mar 03 01:28:16 +0000 2016
DerekTac RT @DrFrankBuck: A4: 21 days is the time frane throw around. Lately I have been reading it’s really more like 60 (and that it can vary wide… Thu Mar 03 01:28:47 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Join us for our next @prodbookgrp discussion! #productivity #bookclub #prodchat https://t.co/KJdDRljxrA Thu Mar 03 01:29:02 +0000 2016
DerekTac RT @IsaPinaud: A4a: Science says 21 days to open your mind, 90 days to form the habit and 120 to make it second nature I believe #ProdChat Thu Mar 03 01:29:56 +0000 2016
JPurll Agreed, I’m an attorney and dog trainer. I teach make your goal easy and your distractions less appealing. #prodchat https://t.co/2VzIuIKRS4 Thu Mar 03 01:30:00 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton We get so caught up in the large victories. Writing 500 words a day will get you far #prodchat https://t.co/EZvGBOhfK1 Thu Mar 03 01:30:59 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Easy is key.RT @JPurll Agreed, …I teach make your goal easy and your distractions less appealing. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:31:29 +0000 2016
JPurll Agreed, means you have experience developing habits & with structure habits flourish #prodchat. https://t.co/BukxU0nrzy Thu Mar 03 01:31:30 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: Easy is key.RT @JPurll Agreed, …I teach make your goal easy and your distractions less appealing. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:32:35 +0000 2016
JPurll Aww, reminds me of Anthony Robbins’ “Magic Moments.” *blush* #prodchat https://t.co/QmMBriIVGK Thu Mar 03 01:32:49 +0000 2016
prodchat Apparently, little skip in the questions. One sec #prodchat. Thu Mar 03 01:34:39 +0000 2016
cbplan Any new habit one “falls off the wagon” with, shouldn’t be seen as any kind of failure. Just something not done in that moment. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:35:19 +0000 2016
prodchat Q5: Per Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” What do you think? #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:35:35 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a5: Agreed.
#prodchat
Thu Mar 03 01:36:35 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A5) Perhaps. That covers the negative too. #prodchat I am excellent at donuts, but that isn’t really productive https://t.co/JPqvNqaJXP Thu Mar 03 01:36:41 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A5: One of my fav quotes. Having a standard for yourself and your work is important. It makes the decisions easier. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:36:55 +0000 2016
cbplan A5 Tricky question… as excellence needs context. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:37:24 +0000 2016
JPurll Agreed. It becomes more information. ie, that approach in that context didn’t get me where I wanted to go. #prodchat https://t.co/aIr0cQg7ck Thu Mar 03 01:37:41 +0000 2016
DerekTac @cbplan ex·cel·lence /ˈeks(ə)ləns/ noun – the quality of being outstanding or extremely good. :) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:38:32 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Which means I am outstanding at donut consumption. There is a loophole in the quote, sadly #prodchat https://t.co/NfhZMbG1uY Thu Mar 03 01:39:21 +0000 2016
cbplan @DerekTac care to define “extremely good” now? :-) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:39:26 +0000 2016
DerekTac @macbikegeek good seeing you in #prodchat. I got the road bike BTW and have been riding 8 to-and-from work twice weekly! :) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:39:32 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q8: How do the number of options help or hurt building productive habits? #prodchat https://t.co/7hCFbI10vl Thu Mar 03 01:40:03 +0000 2016
DerekTac @cbplan ex-treme-ly good noun – being a f*#cking boss at something :P #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:40:15 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @DerekTac good seeing you, too! That’s awesome and a great #habit! #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:40:20 +0000 2016
prodchat Q6: How does creating if-then conditions (implementation intentions) help in creating habits? #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:40:34 +0000 2016
cbplan A5 Excellence is asking yourself if you gave the best of your ability in a given situation. And answering yes. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:40:37 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A8) They hurt due to analysis paralysis and the need to be perfect #Prodchat as an abuse survivor, this is my bane https://t.co/Yw2s9Rc8GF Thu Mar 03 01:41:20 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a6: that approach doesn’t help me much
#prodchat
Thu Mar 03 01:41:23 +0000 2016
cbplan A5 So i’d agree excellence is a habit. Maybe even something deeper near morals and constitution. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:41:29 +0000 2016
DerekTac A6: I see it building auto-responses to certain happenings. ie: If I eat this slice of pie for lunch, I eat salad for dinner. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:41:53 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A6: Are we talking about rewards here? (If I exercise, then I can watch a TV program?) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:41:56 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a8: as discussed in Nudge, limited choices and lower friction for the desired ones. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:42:14 +0000 2016
DerekTac @DrFrankBuck I see either rewards or consequences for if-than type of responses in habit #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:42:40 +0000 2016
cbplan A6 Running your life like an IFTTT service is not habit-building. It’s programming to follow instruction. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:43:00 +0000 2016
DerekTac @macbikegeek you’re right! Touche! #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:43:04 +0000 2016
JPurll For some, having standards makes action more difficult, if “good” is sacrificed for the attempted “best.” #prodchat https://t.co/b012geYZYQ Thu Mar 03 01:43:09 +0000 2016
caplady1225 A5 agree but definition of excellence very subjective #ProdChat https://t.co/JbKgqZ7LkZ Thu Mar 03 01:43:37 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: A6: Are we talking about rewards here? (If I exercise, then I can watch a TV program?) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:44:02 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q9: How do you reduce barriers to starting productive habits? #prodchat https://t.co/DWA7Coqapa Thu Mar 03 01:45:06 +0000 2016
DerekTac @RealMattEaton Because you’re outstanding at donut consumption doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing per se…it’s all perception #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:45:12 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton True, but talk to any health professional and they will think otherwise. #prodchat https://t.co/vr2o2L8ddX Thu Mar 03 01:45:40 +0000 2016
JPurll Not rewards, more like auto-responses @DerekTac If I see a slice I want, I choose fruit for dessert. #prodchat https://t.co/NBmsGAnjxg Thu Mar 03 01:45:56 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A9) Identify where self-hate will undermine my attempts. Learn to accept and be compassionate. Start small #prodchat https://t.co/UpAPQA4fOR Thu Mar 03 01:46:26 +0000 2016
DerekTac @RealMattEaton If u eat tons of donuts and are outstanding at eating them, then you’re just excellent at eating. Doc may disagree #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:46:42 +0000 2016
prodchat Per Power of Habit @cduhigg: keystone habits, and cue, routine & reward. Does this work in developing habits? #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:46:55 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton It is a good thing I am too poor to seek medical help in any field #prodchat #ineedmyfatpills https://t.co/EqqUmJ2SXz Thu Mar 03 01:47:17 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A9: If the habit requires “gear,” have it easily available. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:47:39 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton It does, though it takes work. I have my book highlighted and marked up, but it is still effort #prodchat https://t.co/Yu22F5ZCrn Thu Mar 03 01:47:45 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A9: Schedule the activity for the best time of day. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:48:18 +0000 2016
JPurll If-then. Implementation intention. See Peter Gollwitzer. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:48:30 +0000 2016
cbplan A9 Physically remove yourself from a “bad” habit. Insert yourself into a “good” habit. Your willpower will eventually fail you. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:48:31 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton If it doesn’t get scheduled (habits, exercise, electroshock therapy), it doesn’t get done #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:49:14 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A9: I agree with @cbplan . Remove temptation. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:49:27 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Q10: What apps or other technology are available for developing productive habits? #prodchat https://t.co/SuASiPCe7m Thu Mar 03 01:50:01 +0000 2016
cbplan A10 Fitbit Aria scale. Weight is not the best measure, but it’s brutal honesty first thing in the morning. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:51:06 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton A10) For me, it is Todoist and my journals. #prodchat The one journal recently has been The Freedom Journal https://t.co/bJLs9aOMdM Thu Mar 03 01:51:10 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @cbplan along with https://t.co/zLbliMETSN which shows you the big picture – much more help than just dailies. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:51:54 +0000 2016
prodchat Q7: …. #prodchat https://t.co/dcVQwr1eAq Thu Mar 03 01:52:24 +0000 2016
cbplan @macbikegeek Agreed, and the Fitbit scale syncs to the cloud for trending. :-) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:52:39 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A10: @Toodledo has a “Habits” module (based on the “don’t-break-the-chain” idea). While I use Toodledo for tasks, I don’t Habits #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:52:39 +0000 2016
DerekTac A10: I feel naked without my FitBit Zip. Been wearing it for about 2 years #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:52:47 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck A10: I add habits I am trying to form as daily repeating tasks in @Toodledo . It puts it front and center. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:53:54 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a10: @coachdotme and other similar ones. @fitbit and other fitness trackers and app challenges. #GTD apps like Dr. Frank said. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:54:23 +0000 2016
cbplan A10 DasKeyboard mechanical keyboard. If you’re trying to write more, make the physical typing experience great. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:54:59 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith REMINDER: Join the next @prodbookgrp #bookclub call: Better Than Before by @gretchenrubin! #productivity #prodchat https://t.co/YgJLaiYh6m Thu Mar 03 01:55:03 +0000 2016
DerekTac @cbplan omg dude, i have a Filco Ninja. Mechanical keyboards are so satisfying! Did you customize your layout on your Daskeyboard? #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:55:35 +0000 2016
macbikegeek a10b: @myfitnesspal and IRL accountability partners (either online or physically present) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:56:09 +0000 2016
2TimeLabs RT @DrFrankBuck: A10: @Toodledo has a “Habits” module (based on the “don’t-break-the-chain” idea). While I use Toodledo for tasks, I don’t … Thu Mar 03 01:56:25 +0000 2016
fwade RT @DrFrankBuck: A10: @Toodledo has a “Habits” module (based on the “don’t-break-the-chain” idea). While I use Toodledo for tasks, I don’t … Thu Mar 03 01:56:33 +0000 2016
cbplan @DerekTac I’m fine with a standard keyboard layout. But agreed, once you go mechanical keys, you don’t go back. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:57:11 +0000 2016
JPurll Are you using the paper Freedom Journal or an app? #prodchat @RealMattEaton https://t.co/yoUIWZhFTS Thu Mar 03 01:57:42 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @JPurll I am using my own journal with the layout handwritten from TFJ. #prodchat I was concerned about quality Thu Mar 03 01:58:22 +0000 2016
DerekTac @cbplan Agreed. I meant custom keys/colors. Same layout. #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:58:46 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Next #ProdChat: March 9, 2016 ­ Topic: Setting and Tracking Goals! Have a great week, all! https://t.co/qwtD4QDR3f Thu Mar 03 01:59:05 +0000 2016
DrFrankBuck Thanks, Ray! #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:59:26 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton Thanks for having me, #prodchat Thu Mar 03 01:59:44 +0000 2016
JPurll +1 @myfitnesspal syncs with fitbit and runtastic and Sworkit (I think?) #prodchat https://t.co/BKRD4kPgbS Thu Mar 03 02:00:16 +0000 2016
macbikegeek @RealMattEaton @JPurll TFJ?
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prodchat Thank you everyone! Great being your guest host. ~Juliet #prodchat Thu Mar 03 02:00:57 +0000 2016
rsidneysmith Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts, for today’s #ProdChat! Join us next week! https://t.co/HRfPZvEBlg Thu Mar 03 02:01:03 +0000 2016
RealMattEaton @macbikegeek @JPurll The Freedom Journal from EOFire. It is a good system, but I was worried about quality. #prodchat Works on any paper Thu Mar 03 02:01:30 +0000 2016
asonaco RT @rsidneysmith: Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts, for today’s #ProdChat! Join us next week! https://t.co/HRfPZvEBlg Thu Mar 03 02:01:37 +0000 2016
DerekTac Great chat, thanks everyone! :) #prodchat Thu Mar 03 02:03:42 +0000 2016
mbti_estj RT @rsidneysmith: Thanks, #productivity enthusiasts, for today’s #ProdChat! Join us next week! https://t.co/HRfPZvEBlg Thu Mar 03 02:05:02 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A5. Absolutely! Make good habits to lead a happier,fun & more successful life! #Prodchat :-) https://t.co/rbb1ZbXTW0 Thu Mar 03 02:07:08 +0000 2016
DerekTac @RealMattEaton Maybe we should develop a donut since you are excellent at eating them :P #mobilechat #prodchat Thu Mar 03 02:07:53 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A1.Depends on the habit being created,but the more you repeat, the easier it becomes–like muscle memory! #prodchat https://t.co/I2gDJ9kOO6 Thu Mar 03 02:11:35 +0000 2016
mbti_estj A2.Start slow & simple,begin with end in mind & never give up! Success leads to more success! #Prodchat :-) https://t.co/QMsT4DJ08L Thu Mar 03 02:13:54 +0000 2016

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