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SelfControl Always On

I've been working on structural ways to make gains in my campaigns and what I achieve. Expanding skill is good, but takes time. Habits and discipline are good, but take time. Structural fixes and improvements, on the other hand, can produce big gains -- and instantly, with relatively minimal effort.

One that I've made, that I'm loving, is having "SelfControl" for OSX always on --

http://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/

Literally, every hour of the day. There are websites that appeal to me tremendously, but from an objective analysis aren't good for my life. So, they go in my blacklist, and I leave it always on.

I lose a little bit from it, I guess -- but I have better ways to relax and waste time than anything on the blacklist, and other things I'd rather do to build my life. So, SelfControl is always on -- an easy structural fix that's giving me hours per day.

Little Things That Make A Significant Difference

Any environment you're very familiar with, periodically scan through what you do there and rethink it.

I replaced a small water bottle in the gym with a 1.5 liter bottle.

It used to be, I'd have to refill my water bottle multiple times during a workout.

Now, I can slam a big water beforehand, and get through the whole workout with just one.

It sounds small -- it is small -- but it radically changes the experience to one that's more conducive to flow, and it eliminates walking over to the water area (it's a bit of a distance) and sometimes getting stuck waiting by someone.

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