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I read this article the other day--

http://lifehacker.com/twitters-jack-dorsey-create-a-daily-do-and-dont-li-1452331142

--and found the idea behind it interesting.

Basically, it says that in order to improve your behavior, you can make a daily "do and don't" list. "Do's" would be things that you'd like to incorporate into you behavior, and "don'ts" would be things that you'd like to avoid. You can make the list on your phone or another place you would be likely to see it every day to remind yourself of the values you would like to follow.

I think it sounds like an interesting motivational tool. What do you guys think? Share your thoughts and, if you don't mind, post your own list of "do's and don'ts". Here is mine:

Do:
- Be courteous to strangers.
- Eat breakfast every morning, it gives you energy.
- Listen intently, no matter what is being said.
- Help others in need.
- Turn off the computer by 9.

Don't:
- Be afraid to speak up.
- Ignore the beggars on the street. You don't have to give them money, but at least respond to them.
- Nod off in class.
- Be late.
- Eat more than one dessert/treat per day.
Posted 10/30/13

Aokidanza wrote:
Do:
- Turn off the computer by 9.


Stop right there
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Do:
-Make a Do and Don't list

Don't:
-Actually list anything cause I'm a lazy ass
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Do:
-Everything with complete intent or not at all
-Recognize people who are belittled by society
-Only drink coffee for breakfast
-Work thoroughly and with decision
-watch anime until 1:00 am

Don't:
-Be narcissistic
-Be afraid of suffering
-Allow your impulses to control you
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Aleph- wrote:


Aokidanza wrote:
Do:
- Turn off the computer by 9.


Stop right there


Do we have a problem, sir?
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My do's and don'ts are pretty straight-forward common sense types of things.

Do:
Eat
Sleep
Drink
Fornicate

Don't:
Put peanut butter in your ear.
Hide slugs in people's food.
Slap pandas.
Throw squirrels at the elderly.
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BearSol wrote:

My do's and don'ts are pretty straight-forward common sense types of things.

Do:
Eat
Sleep
Drink
Fornicate

Don't:
Put peanut butter in your ear.
Hide slugs in people's food.
Slap pandas.
Throw squirrels at the elderly.


these seem like good rules to live by

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well it's rather simple (at least for me)

Do:
-give the cat his twice daily treats
-greet the supervisors and boss
-make noms for people
-respect everyone
-drink tea
-eat when stomach is asking for food
-daily work for the day

Don't:
-be late to work
-piss off anyone at work
-injure others (too much paperwork)
-drink tea after 8 p.m.
-eat due to emotional stress
-be angry and compulsive


these all make my life easy
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Food for thought ... here's an opposite view on "To-Do" lists (or lists in general). It's from the Harvard Business Review. Written in 2012. Personally, I do make "to-do" lists, but I restrict them to only three items per list, and I don't create a new list until I've finish the current batch of tasks.

- To-Do Lists Don't Work
- http://blogs.hbr.org/2012/01/to-do-lists-dont-work/

Stop making to-do lists. They’re simply setting you up for failure and frustration. There are five fundamental problems with to-do lists that render them ineffective.

1.) The paradox of choice. - ...the problems created by having too many choices.

2.) Heterogeneous complexity. - When your list contains some tasks that are three minutes long and some that are 33 minutes, you’ll invariably focus on the shorter one for the psychological payoff and dopamine release that comes from crossing an item off your list.

3.) Heterogeneous priority. - When your list comprises items of varying priorities, you tend to take care of the “A” priorities and let the “C” priorities lie fallow…until it becomes an “A” priority itself.

4.) Lack of context. - To-do lists don’t provide sufficient context for the tasks to help you determine what you should work on. All tasks look the same on paper — three or four words on a line.

5.) Lack of commitment devices. - To-do lists don’t prevent you from choosing the most pleasant tasks over the most important (and often most difficult) ones because they lack “commitment devices” that lock you into a course of action that you might not otherwise choose.

The alternative to the feckless to-do list is what I call “living in your calendar.” That means taking your tasks off the to-do list, estimating how much time each of them will consume, and transferring them to your calendar. In essence, you’re making a production plan for your work.
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Do:
Love myself at least three times a day

Don't:
Forget to use lotion, as to avoid chaffing.
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Hairbelly wrote:

Food for thought ... here's an opposite view on "To-Do" lists (or lists in general). It's from the Harvard Business Review. Written in 2012. Personally, I do make "to-do" lists, but I restrict them to only three items per list, and I don't create a new list until I've finish the current batch of tasks.

- To-Do Lists Don't Work
- http://blogs.hbr.org/2012/01/to-do-lists-dont-work/

Stop making to-do lists. They’re simply setting you up for failure and frustration. There are five fundamental problems with to-do lists that render them ineffective.

1.) The paradox of choice. - ...the problems created by having too many choices.

2.) Heterogeneous complexity. - When your list contains some tasks that are three minutes long and some that are 33 minutes, you’ll invariably focus on the shorter one for the psychological payoff and dopamine release that comes from crossing an item off your list.

3.) Heterogeneous priority. - When your list comprises items of varying priorities, you tend to take care of the “A” priorities and let the “C” priorities lie fallow…until it becomes an “A” priority itself.

4.) Lack of context. - To-do lists don’t provide sufficient context for the tasks to help you determine what you should work on. All tasks look the same on paper — three or four words on a line.

5.) Lack of commitment devices. - To-do lists don’t prevent you from choosing the most pleasant tasks over the most important (and often most difficult) ones because they lack “commitment devices” that lock you into a course of action that you might not otherwise choose.

The alternative to the feckless to-do list is what I call “living in your calendar.” That means taking your tasks off the to-do list, estimating how much time each of them will consume, and transferring them to your calendar. In essence, you’re making a production plan for your work.


I have read about this before. Personally, I don't use "to-do" lists; I just make reminders for myself to do this or that and post them haphazardly to my fridge/on my phone. Whenever I make a list, I feel less motivated to check things off after a while. "Living in your calendar" sounds like a neat idea, but a requires a bit too much planning for me. I like to do things sporadically. It would be useful if you are working on a specific project, though.

I associate the "do and don't" list less with "to-do" lists because there's nothing to check off; they're just reminders. Kinda like starting your day with an inspirational quote or what have you.
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I don't really need a to-do-list.


All I need in this life to be content and happy is the ability to be myself around others.



If you listen to the song, "My Way" by Frank Sinatra and "The Lady Is A Tramp", that's the type of person I am. I don't like to live by other's conditions or standards.
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Do : Fuck all, you're completely content with being a lazy slob.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

I don't really need a to-do-list.


All I need in this life to be content and happy is the ability to be myself around others.



If you listen to the song, "My Way" by Frank Sinatra and "The Lady Is A Tramp", that's the type of person I am. I don't like to live by other's conditions or standards.


Sinatra fan, eh? Good taste.

It's very admirable that you can live so simply. I, like many other people, tend to over-complicate things for myself. Hence why I find reminders like lists to be sort of helpful.
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Aokidanza wrote:

Sinatra fan, eh? Good taste.

It's very admirable that you can live so simply. I, like many other people, tend to over-complicate things for myself. Hence why I find reminders like lists to be sort of helpful.


You're right, I do like simplicity
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