Anki Deck: Get Motivated

March 2013

in Anki Decks, Knowledge & Education, Productivity & Organization

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I just added a new deck to my Anki Decks page: Get Motivated.

This is an experimental deck for getting yourself motivated using the advice from The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel and my corresponding How to Get Motivated poster.

How to Use It

Grab it here: Get Motivated. (You’ll need Anki. If you’re new to Anki you might find my Anki Essentials guide useful.)

There is a card for every item on my procrastination poster with a specific “next action” for each. When you need to get motivated (i.e. stop procrastinating) load up this deck—which is broken down by each part of the procrastination equation in case know where the problem is and want to focus on it—and keep “studying” the cards until you’re motivated.

While studying, grade each card based on how effective it was. If it works well, you’ll want it to show up next time, so mark it as hard or even again. If it didn’t work well, grade it as easy so you won’t see it for a while.

My hope is that over time the most effective anti-procrastination techniques will be those with the most “lapses”, and those that don’t work will be “easiest” and so scheduled into the far future.

Sample Cards

It is also easy to add new anti-procrastination techniques as you discover them. If you have any to add, let me know!