What's the trick to self control, better habits and being a good person?
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
Little reminders can dramatically improve our lives:
- Toys and other reminders of childhood influenced people to act more ethically.
- Mentioning the Ten Commandments before a tempting situation reduced cheating.
- Guilting people works because reminding others of their transgressions causes them to improve their behavior. It also makes them more likely to accept apologies and forgive.
- Reminding employees how their jobs are important increases motivation.
- When reminders surround you they become part of your context and manipulating context is the most powerful way to improve your behavior.
In theory our smartphones should regularly be telling us what to do.
And what to stop doing. :)
In practice reminders from smartphones are annoying. Why is that?
We need integration vs interruption.
UI, heads up, augmented reality, Google glasses, the next Siri... Something that joins and enriches our lives instead of reminding us of the alarm clock that jars us awake in the morning.
Maybe Jarvis is our future. ;)
You're right, it's too much. We need better filters and more time away from the devices, I think.
Otherwise, it's nonstop interruptions, all the time.