I’m getting one of these:
Habit-changing is _hard_, and following through on the 80/20 kinds of changes you want to make to go crush college (like goofing around less on the internet, studying well, sleeping, eating right, etc) is the critical step where people fail most.
Neuroscience is teaching us a ton about neuroplasticity changing habits (I recommend “The Willpower Instinct” by Kelly McGonigal if you want to learn more about this). Until recently, we haven’t had great ways of having automated negative incentives that don’t come along with the ever-deadly force of shame (which is actually counter-productive).
Pavlok might change that. When I get mine next year, I’ll let you know how it goes. If you want to join me in the experiment, go get one–and leave a comment. We’ll be in touch.