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  1. Jan 2023
  2. Nov 2022
    1. For research purposes, make it a habit to include the book title, author, chapter, and page number. If you find yourself needing further context than your comment and notes provide, you won’t have to search the entire book to find the exact location you referenced to. Instead, you can immediately open to the right chapter your note addresses. 

      A habit you need to get when you are dealing with a research notes

    1. You cannot followrules you do not know. Nor can you acquire an artistic habitany craft or skill-without following rules. The art as something that can be taught consists of rules to be followed inoperation. The art as something learned and possessed consists of the habit that results from operating according to therules.

      This is why one has some broad general rules for keeping and maintaining a zettelkasten. It helps to have some rules to practice and make a habit.

      Unmentioned here is that true artists known all the rules and can then more profitably break those rules for expanding and improving upon their own practice. This is dramatically different from what is seen by some of those who want to have a commonplace or zettelkasten practice, but begin without any clear rules. They often begin breaking the rules to their detriment without having the benefit of long practice to see and know the affordances of such systems before going out of their way to break those rules.

      By breaking the rules before they've even practiced them, many get confused or lost and quit their practice before they see any of the benefits or affordances of them.

      Of course one should have some clear cut end reasons which answer the "why" question for having such practices, or else they'll also lose the motivation to stick with the practice, particularly when they don't see any light at the end of the tunnel. Pure hope may not be enough for most.

    2. Knowing the rules of an art is not the same as having thehabit.
  3. Aug 2022
    1. languageis a “habit structure” or a network of associative connections,

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  4. Jun 2022
    1. 1:18 The Jungle (metaphor)

      Like trails in a jungle becomes a road the more you walk on it, the things we do, again and again, become a habit; require less effort to do; we even haven an urge to do it.

      2:34 Routines and Habits

      • Routine - a sequence of actions that lead to a desirable result.
      • Habit - routine on autopilot.
      • Habits are set in motion by triggers (context cues).

      6:08 How To Build a Habit

      • The first thing to do is to break down a vague goal into clear, separate actions, because the idea is to make the action itself as easy a threshold as possible: so small it is manageable and so specific that you don’t have to think about it a lot. e.g. Every evening (trigger), learn new words on WordUp (specific action) for 10 minutes (low effort).

      • Many things you want to turn into habits don’t offer as much instant gratification as wasting time on Facebook. To make your new action easier to repeat try to make it pleasurable. Not necessarily by rewarding yourself after you did it, but by making the action or behavior itself more enjoyable.

      • How long it takes for you to establish a habit varies widely. It depends on the behavior you are trying to get used to, what kind of person you are, your stress levels and many more things. It takes anything between 15 and 250 days until a new habit is kicked off automatically by its trigger. You won't know how long it will take for you until you start treading the path.

      "... change is a direction, not a destination."

      9:59 Habit Journal ad

  5. Feb 2022
    1. There's one expert in terms of habit formation BJ Fogg at Stanford and I love this one principle 15:03 He uses it's called minimum viable effort 15:07 When you're trying to build a habit, he says the key thing is consistency, because if it's not consistent, it's not a habit 15:13 So minimum viable effort you want to start flossing more? Okay, floss one tooth 15:18 Just floss one tooth. Make it so simple that you can't not do it 15:26 I'm gonna read one page. It's so simple. I can't not do it. I'd feel like an idiot 15:32 once you can do that for like two weeks straight great two pages. 15:38 As opposed to setting this crazy high goal, failing, feeling bad, not wanting to do it 15:43 Now you've got a Pavlovian association where it's like, oh, I tried that it didn't work 15:47 I don't feel good.

      There's one expert in terms of habit formation BJ Fogg at Stanford and I love this one principle he uses it's called Minimum Viable Effort.

      When you're trying to build a habit, he says, the key thing is consistency, because if it's not consistent, it's not a habit. So minimum viable effort.

      You want to start flossing more? Okay, floss one tooth. Just floss one tooth. Make it so simple that you can't not do it [set the bar low...]. I'm gonna read one page. It's so simple. I can't not do it. I'd feel like an idiot [...really low].

      Once you can do that for like two weeks straight, great. two pages [increase gradually].

      As opposed to setting this crazy high goal, failing, feeling bad, not wanting to do it. Now you've got a Pavlovian association where it's like, oh, I tried that it didn't work I don't feel good.

    2. In his book, The Power of Habit 14:32 Charles Duhigg says habits emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort. When an action becomes a habit 14:38 It actually moves to a different part of the brain. You see decision making and willpower take place in the prefrontal cortex 14:44 That's prime real estate when we turn an action into a habit 14:48 It migrates to the basal ganglia and therefore frees up space in the prefrontal cortex 14:52 for other more important decisions

      In his book, The Power of Habit Charles Duhigg says habits emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort. When an action becomes a habit it actually moves to a different part of the brain. You see, decision making and willpower take place in the Prefrontal Cortex. That's prime real estate. When we turn an action into a habit it migrates to the Basal Ganglia and therefore frees up space in the prefrontal cortex for other more important decisions.

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  8. Oct 2020
    1. Every goal is doomed to fail if it goes against the grain of human nature.
    2. Whenever you want to change your behavior, you can simply ask yourself: How can I make it obvious? How can I make it attractive? How can I make it easy? How can I make it satisfying?
    3. If a behavior is insufficient in any of the four stages, it will not become a habit. Eliminate the cue and your habit will never start. Reduce the craving and you won’t experience enough motivation to act. Make the behavior difficult and you won’t be able to do it. And if the reward fails to satisfy your desire, then you’ll have no reason to do it again in the future. Without the first three steps, a behavior will not occur. Without all four, a behavior will not be repeated.
    4. Second, rewards teach us which actions are worth remembering in the future. Your brain is a reward detector
    5. The first purpose of rewards is to satisfy your craving
    6. The response is the actual habit you perform, which can take the form of a thought or an action. Whether a response occurs depends on how motivated you are and how much friction is associated with the behavior. If a particular action requires more physical or mental effort than you are willing to expend, then you won’t do it. Your response also depends on your ability. It sounds simple, but a habit can occur only if you are capable of doing it.
    7. Cues are meaningless until they are interpreted. The thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the observer are what transform a cue into a craving.
    8. Every craving is linked to a desire to change your internal state.
    9. Cravings are the second step of the habit loop, and they are the motivational force behind every habit. Without some level of motivation or desire—without craving a change—we have no reason to act. What you crave is not the habit itself but the change in state it delivers.
    10. The cue triggers your brain to initiate a behavior. It is a bit of information that predicts a reward
    11. Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits.
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  13. Dec 2017
    1. Creating a habit to use vocabulary in normal classroom talk makes a lot of sense using vocab. in normal conversations so students understand it in a practical manner. I'll develop a habit to use more vocab. while talking with students about peer interactions like: playground issues, talking with peers and friends. If they hear new words and understand them in a real-world context they maintain them long-term. Makes sense! love it!

  14. Aug 2016
    1. This prologue can be summarized best and memorably this way: . Why? Allow me to explain...

  15. Nov 2015
    1. Lyubomirsky makes the simple but important point that increasing your level of happiness takes sustained effort and commitment over time, just like achieving any other important goal in life.

      Now the good news is, a lot of the activities that I think foster happiness, well-being, can become habitual over time, and so, once they become habitual, the effort decreases.

  16. Jun 2015
    1. There is a certain hubris to the notion that a mere academic writer is actually inveming. But the hubris is more than tempered by the self -evident modesty of the returns. So why not hang up the academic hat of critical self-serio usness, set aside the intemperate arrogance of debunking-and enjoy? If you don't enjoy concepts and writing and don't feel that when you write you arc adding something to the world, if only the enjoyment itself, and that by adding that ounce of positive experience to the world you are affirming it, celebrating its potential, tending irs growth, in however small a way, however really abstractly-well, just hang it up. It is nor that critique is wrong. As usual, it is not a question of right and wrong-nothing impor­ tant ever is. Rather, it is a question of dosage. It is simply that when you arc busy critiquing you arc less busy augmenting. You are that much less fo stering. There are times when debunking is necessary. But, if applied in a blanket manner, adopted as a general operating principle, it is coun­ terproductive. Foster or debunk. It's a strategic question.

      Our closing benediction!

    1. Things like how you don't pick your passions, they pick you

      "Everyone thinks that they know what they want; sometimes your drug chooses you." -- k.d. lang, "My Last Cigarette"

      https://youtu.be/CCvalE8SClU

    1. our lack of hardwired patterns of behavior

      This passage reminds me of Lyotard's introduction to The Inhuman, and this Onion article.

  17. May 2015
    1. habits [are pleasurable]; for the habitual has already become, as it were, natural; for habit is something like nature

      Interesting juxtaposition of habit with compulsion: habits are pleasurable, compulsions are not, "unless they become habitual"...

    1. Rather, it is a question of dosage

      Avital Ronell writes in Crack Wars (1992): "It is all more or less a question of dosage" (61). Again the invocation of addiction, critique as a habit that requires management.

    2. Habit is an acquired automatic self-r egulation. It resides in the flesh

      This surprised me. Because of Infinite Jest, habit always makes me think of addiction, though the addictive kind of habit would do some violence to Massumi's claim here, it seems.

  18. Oct 2013
    1. these precepts of oratory, though necessary to know, are yet insufficient to produce the full power of eloquence unless they are united with a certain efficient readiness that among the Greeks is called hexis, " habit."
    1. A habit of thinking must then be gradually gained by embracing in our minds a few particulars at first, in such a way that they may be faithfully repeated.