Reprogramming my Brain
I love how the "game" changes my point of view. Toiling up to the third floor via the steps instead of floating effortlessly with the elevator... well : I GET POINTS!!!
ANd I laugh at myself, and still take the stairs. And looking at the list of powerups and Quests I am reminded I do do things for myself during the day, so the day wasn't so bad.. and oh look- I could do THAT right now... and get points.
Justin White commented
My psychologist suggested I try it and give her a review (since she had only heard about it from a colleague & had seen Jane's FIRST TED-talk and not looked at it herself) I have to say it triggers all of the same excitement and feedback mechanisms a new game I'm excited about does (I went to bed the first night thinking about all the things I could add as power ups and quests).
It's funny - objectively I know that calling a "To-Do" list a "Quest" list is a semantic change - but as a "virtuoso" gamer who has 10000+ hours of gaming - for some reason it triggers a completely difference response feedback in my brain!
I definitely have a lot more joy and excitement in my life ("Blissful Productivity") since I was introduced to this site! (Even moreso now that I'm reading her book - very inspirational to any gamer who feels like the 'real' world isn't anything to be excited about!)