Flow

Published October 31, 2009 in Psychology and Mind Hacks - 6 Comments

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Mihály Csíkszentmihályi – what looks like  the result of me randomly banging my forehead against the keyboard is actually the name of an academic who is one of the pioneers of positive psychology. He coined the term “flow” as a particular state of mind and concentration, sometimes also referred to as “optimal experience”. Since it is highly relevant to personal productivity, in today’s post I explain the core concept of psychological flow.

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Sorry For The Downtime (Part 2)

Published October 23, 2009 in Uncategorized - 0 Comments

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So, after this blog went down for a few days last week and then came back, it went right down again… I finally gave up on trying to solve the problem myself and hired someone who knows what the hell they’re doing to clean up my files instead. Explorative Approach has been back online for a few days again and I’m ready to tentatively announce: “I’m back!?”

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Flexibility Experiment, Part 6: Before and After

Published October 12, 2009 in Physical Performance - 9 Comments

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My first 30-day experiment has now run it’s course and it’s time to post the results. The experiment consisted of me doing Resistance Stretching exercises for 30 days, every day. Unfortunately, there was a small glitch along the way: I paused the experiment for four days due to a minor knee-injury. To compensate, I extended the experiment by four days, so I hope you agree that it still counts as a 30-day experiment. Now, let’s take a look at the before-and-after pics and the measurement data, before we get to my conclusion of the experiment:

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Procrastination, Part 2 – One Simple Method Every Procrastinator Should Try

Published October 10, 2009 in Psychology and Mind Hacks - 4 Comments

Procrastination Part 2

In my previous post on the subject of procrastination, I presented a brief definition of “problematic procrastination” and offered one unconventional reframe that can help you beat this bad habit. In this post, I will take it one step further and show you how you can combine this reframe with a simple method to improve your productivity some more. If you haven’t read my previous post, I suggest you do that first by following this link. If you’re already familiar with my previous post, please read on.

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