Friday, April 02, 2010

Commitment Devices that Will Change Your Life

Nice short piece on how to exert self-control in the Guardian - I like the Pomodoro Technique, which will be getting a trial run in my office tomorrow.

8 comments:

James Taylor said...

Dear Liam

Let me suggest a more useful direction for your research efforts. Go to the closes unemployment office and test Larry Summer's (et al) theory that people are unemployed because they don't want to work. Then test Stiglit's theory that people are unemployed because they are incompetent.

If you want an actual context for this research, see our new book at www.scribd.com/doc/16864582/The-Great-Recession-Conspiracy. The world needs less economic theory and more reality.

Cheers.

James W. Taylor

Michael Daly said...

pomodoro clock - will have to see if this work harder placebo works!

Liam Delaney said...

I am using a chess clock. Anyone who plays chess will know the intense urgency that results when your flag is about to fall. Highly recommend this to proctrasinating chess players working in fields with deadlines!

Kevin Denny said...

I proctrasinate for no man.

Liam Delaney said...

would have using correct spelling but the clock is ticking kevin

Michael Daly said...

Ran through five 25 minute 'pomodoro' sessions.. not too surprising that it increases the salience of time...and raises both productivity and heart rate!!

Liam Delaney said...

have been using a chess clock all day. Have to say I am rattling through a lot of things I have been putting off for a while.

Kevin Denny said...

Liam you are being taken in by the Great Procrastination Conspiracy