Tricks

  1. I was thinking about how to make sure I remember to stand instead of sit while using my laptop during the day. It occurred to me to put something in my pants back pockets that makes sitting uncomfortable. \*
    Implementation details: I set up a daily reminder to put a small styrofoam block in my back pocket. (I wish I had something slightly spiky lying around, but this will do.)
  2. Use Beeminder for everything.
    Examples:

\* Exploits the principle that if you can, make an intervention once (e.g. putting something uncomfortable in your pants *once* at the beginning of the day) instead of having to remember to do so many times (e.g. checking that you’re standing whenever you move work places throughout the day, or whenever you’ve spent enough time taking a sitting break).

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