PTPL 067: My EDC is a Mother Ship and a Compact Explorer Pod (Photos)
PLUS Using habit fields to program your surroundings for focused work
Welcome! I’m Ellane, and this is a once-a-week summary of things that are helping me to simplify and future-proof my digital-analog workflow.
Habit Fields: shape your environment so that it can shape you
Thanks to Josh Spector’s For The Interested newsletter, I’ve learned a new term for a phenomenon I’ve been aware of for years. Habit Fields are the behavioural associations we make with the things and places around us.
Great suggestion: don’t relax with social media in your work chair! Instead, deliberately get up and move to a designated down-time spot. This way you’ll be more successful at training yourself to stay focused when at your work station.
This somewhat obliquely reminds me of the time travel trick I use to help me get things done when I’m having trouble being motivated: rephrase the task as if it was already done.
Hand writing my plain text is great therapy
I recently wrote about how I’m writing …
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