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Be Successful First Thing in the Morning – Blog Again and again, it is proving to me that if I begin my day by immediately doing the most important goal for that day, the day will be a tremendous success. How about your pet project? Do you think that you will ever finish it, if you don’t put in effort consistently? Just wake up, and start working on the most important goal. Just for 5 minutes. It will be more – but the 5 minute target removes all excuses. Be Successful First Thing in the Morning – Blog
The science behind how your productivity is chosen by what you eat The science behind how your productivity is chosen by what you eat 3K Flares 3K Flares × Every 7 years our body will change completely. This means that each and everyone of your cells will have been renewed and exchanged for another one that your body has produced. I was always amazed by this.
tDCS/Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation | Life Hacks/Etc

Biofeedback, Brain hacking [brmlab]

Tools | Quantified Self Guide Digifit The Digifit ecosystem is a full suite of Apple apps that records heart rate, pace, speed, cadence, and power of your running, cycling and other athletic endeavors. Data can be uploaded to the well established training sites Training Peaks and New Leaf. The ecosystem is is split up into the Digifit™, iCardio™, iRunner™, iBiker™, iSpinner™ and iPower™ apps. To utilize the full functionality of the app you must purchase the Digifit Connect ANT+ dongle and and the purchase of an advanced functionality App. Tools | Quantified Self Guide
John Amschler Hi I'm a Wireless Technology Designer who likes to make great technology useful for everyone! I track Sleep, Activity, Weight, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate Variability, Location, Computer time and other data using Zeo, BodyMedia Fit, Digifit, Withings, Pol Tags: fitness, food, lifelogging, lifestyle, mood, money, sleep, location, health, iPhone, energy, relationships, productivity, gadget San Diego, California, United States Gadget - Tools | Quantified Self Guide Gadget - Tools | Quantified Self Guide
Self-Tracking Tools Review 2 | Quantified Self Guide This is the second article of a series where I review several self-tracking tools. I will go on a little tangent this week. To make it clear what I look for in different tools, I will discuss the different aspects of self-tracking tools to consider when making a selection. Self-Tracking Tools Review 2 | Quantified Self Guide
Trackers/Data Gatherers/Etc

Now that it’s almost two years since I first had the idea for Buffer, and with the year and a half before that which I worked on my previous startup, I’ve started to notice a few patterns amongst the ups and downs that come with building a startup. One of the most important things I’ve learned during this time is that I perform the best when I’m happy. It really does change everything. If I’m happy then I’m more productive when hacking code, I’m better at answering support, and I find it easier to stay focused. I’ve found that there are a few key habits which, for me, act as great rituals for enabling me to be consistently happy. They also act as anchor activities to bring my happiness level back up quickly whenever I have a period where I’m not feeling 100%. 6 things I do to be consistently happy 6 things I do to be consistently happy
Productivity vs. Guilt and Self-Loathing
Why I Don't Do Unpaid Overtime and Neither Should You | The Codist Why I Don't Do Unpaid Overtime and Neither Should You | The Codist Published: 02/26/2012 As a programmer in the U.S. for 30 years now I have spent some of that time working more than 40 hours in a week, which is not all that common in this industry, and when I was salaried I rarely if ever got more pay. No more, I now find the whole idea nauseating. I am not talking about running your own business, or working at a startup or other business entity where working more hours might get you a big payout. I ran two small software companies from the mid 80's to 90's and we did work a lot of hours; but all of us shared in whatever we made and in the second company worked under contract so the more we worked the more we got. But that's not the point of this post.
What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast What The Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast Mornings are a great time for getting things done. You’re less likely to be interrupted than you are later in the day. Your supply of willpower is fresh after a good night’s sleep.
We’re all busy people. Some people, though, are busier than we’d ever imagine, yet are somehow are able to stay on top of things so well they seem to go about their life in a lackadaisical manner, while we struggle to produce good work and maintain a household. What’s their secret? Why do they seem to have everything figured out; always unstressed and ready to go? 7 Ways to Leverage Your Time to Increase Your Productivity 7 Ways to Leverage Your Time to Increase Your Productivity
Be More Productive. Shorten the Workweek.
"Work harder on yourself than you do on your job." - Jim Rohn A long time ago, I came across the amazing quote above, which was said often by Jim Rohn. It stook in my mind, and as the years have gone on, I feel I’ve increasingly started to learn the true meaning of it. I feel that in a startup, the quote is even more relevant. Here are some of the reasons I’ve discovered that tell me that you may want to seriously consider working harder on yourself than you do on your startup: Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup Work harder on yourself than you do on your startup
The Naive Optimist • How I manage my todos, priorities and calendar I find it a constant battle to keep my priorities straight. There’s always 100+ things pulling at my attention and if I’m not super-focused, I end up working on stuff that doesn’t matter. My top three priorities are …
Dehydration (Brain Fog/Etc)

In this post, you are going to learn proven techniques that you can immediately put to use. I am going to show you exactly how you can: Decrease your IQ by 10 points while workingMake sure you won’t accomplish anythingIncrease your stress levels by at least 100% or moreGet completely overwhelmed How to murder your productivity – Blog
This is a quick post, something that I have to get out of my mind and onto paper (err, the internets!). I was thinking earlier today about what makes me happy--really, truly happy. I had just stopped coding, and was feeling frustrated that my builds weren't working like I had hoped. I decided to go onto IRC for some procrastination, and ended up chatting with a really good friend. Never Stop Hacking
Design Your How: Set Three Goals - The Industry Last week we talked about the importance of having predictable ‘office hours.’ They’re important for your productivity and for your sanity. But they’re only important for your productivity if you actually do important work during the hours you set.
The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time - Tony Schwartz by Tony Schwartz | 8:53 AM March 14, 2012 Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time.
Switching From Coffee to Caffeine Pills

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Zeo sleep experiments
Ability to Learn Is Affected by the Timing of Sleep: Scientific American Podcast

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