June 30, 2019

Tricking the monkey brain

Adding friction helps reduce the likely hood that we will take certain actions.

I am trying Freedom to make internet one step farther and help me focus.

In some way this is a way of programming our brains. Our rational mind knows what we need to do, now we need to program our brain to execute our actions, without the interference from the monkey brain.

So we look into ways of tricking the monkey.

Like adding friction. Make getting to a distraction harder, so we will not so easily fall into the habit.

Likewise, make habits really easy to execute, so our default mode — the inertia of the monkey – will help us move forward and complete the action.

June 30, 2019


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