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Discussion on: 16 Simple Tips to Boost Your Productivity x10

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For me personally, I've found that environment changes everything. Just changing from weekend clothes to what I normally wear at work can completely change my mindset from watch youtube to I should probably write some code. This is also one of the reasons why I prefer working in an office than remote from home.

Applying this to the digital world, I do most of my "lazy" hobbies in the browser and most of the creative/productive stuff in the terminal. Tools like vim or task warrior are a huge help with this. I even have a separate browser (luakit) for when I need to open a website in my terminal context.

How much this can apply to others, I don't know, but for me, the change of UI and having my hands on the keyboard instead of the mouse most of the time helps me switch context between productive and unproductive activities.