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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 183: Hasty Treat - Developing Better Habits

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Sep 30th, 2019

Hasty Treat - Developing Better Habits

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes are talking about developing better habits — strategies, avoiding distractions, best practices, and more!

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Show Notes

2:03 - Habits we're trying to build

  • Scott
    • Focus on one project at a time
      • Alfred tasks to quit apps and block sites
    • Not being efficient with my time
      • Daily todo lists and utilizing calendar
    • Too much screen time
      • Listening to music in the background instead of having the TV on
  • Wes
    • Flossing
    • Mindless context switching

13:37 - General strategies for building habits

  • Make them trackable
    • Easy enough to not ignore them
    • Quantifying them is key
  • Make them small enough
  • Be accountable
    • Tell other people your habits and have them remind you about them
  • Replace bad habits with good things
    • Design a sticker
    • Reply to three emails
    • Drink some water
  • Celebrate your wins productively
  • Keep the streak alive
  • Can't do x until y is done

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