Our brains are lazy, easily lured away from productivity to timesinks like Facebook and Twitter. Make use of this mental laziness by carefully curating the icons on your phone’s home screen.
Most of us probably put the apps we use the most on our home screens, but as Design for Hackers author David Kadavy points out, this might not be the best way to organise our home screens:
They have a very finite amount of energy which can be used toward doing what we intend to do. But one shiny object on the edge of our field of vision, or a drop in blood sugar can derail us completely.
You can take advantage of this mental laziness. If you design your world to make it hard to do things that are bad for you, and easy to do things that are good for you, your behaviour will shape to that design.
So he’s hidden apps like Facebook but brought to the forefront a guided relaxation app, reading apps and productivity apps.
It’s a small trick, but just like moving things that are bad for you just 20 seconds farther away, one that could make a big difference from day to day.
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