How not eating marshmallows can make you more dramatically more successful

  • Turn off all notifications on your phone and computer
  • Only check emails at designated times during the day
  • Use the pomodoro technique to reduce distraction at work
  • Reward yourself for delaying gratification — my Pomodoro timer ends the session with applause!
  • Ask someone else to hold you to account
  • Automatically set up your WiFi and phone to turn off at 10pm
  • Meditate! It’s is a training in not responding to your impulses
  • Play music, sport or create art regularly. They all have some pay off in the short term, but a greater reward when you stick at them

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