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    6 comments  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » powerpacks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    But SuperBetter already meets recommendations by both Dr Russel Barkley ("This is how you treat ADHD based off science, Dr Russell Barkley part of 2012 Burnett Lecture" video on Youtube) and Dr Hallowell (books called "Driven to Distraction" and "Delivered from Distraction", specifically the list of 50 tips for managing adult ADHD) for ADHD-specific adjustments needed to get things done & live well… Small tasks, frequent rewards, reminders & visual cues, etc.

    The only ADHD-specific customizations I've made are

    * adding a power up, "Listen do a healing song" (In Description field, I added "Try Different (The Fish Song) – A Song For ADHD Brains" from How to ADHD channel on Youtube)
    * adding a Bad Guy, "The ClimbingFish Syndrome" based on that song, with specific strategies to battle it that I've figured out for my life circumstances.

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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » allies  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    I've been using SuperBetter for 6.5 months, all of that time without an Ally.

    That was a conscious choice - from my past experiences with accountability buddies I knew that it's not for me. After the initial "honeymoon period" it just adds more distractions, stress & mess to my life. My self-care must be private.

    But that's an individual thing I guess.

    As for finding an Ally,

    1. You can try posting your request on reddit, in /r/GetMotivatedBuddies subreddit, for example. And if your challenges are niche (specific to particular health issues, profession, lifestyle), find a relevant subreddit (google for it, use tools like redditlist, ask in /r/findareddit) and post there as well.

    You can also try posting in /r/SuperBetter/ or write a comment to the latest post there (find it by sorting posts by "new", called "Accountability Partner"). It seems dead though.
    You mentioned you don't have any social media. reddit is the safest, most nourishing social media site, I'd say. And it's anonymous (unless you register a username that has your real name in it).

    Oh, and you can make reddit look minimalist by using its old design. In preferences go to the very bottom and uncheck "Use new Reddit as my default experience" check box.

    2. Jane McGonigal (inventor of SuperBetter) has a blog post about finding an ally, with links to niche sites/communities. Google for "Where to find allies online" "Jane McGonigal" (I can't post a direct link to the blog post, because this feedback platform autodeletes all comments with links in them). That post is back from 2015 though, so some of the linked places might me dead or have better alternatives now.

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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » editing/UserExperience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    Power Packs are a mixed bag in that regard. Typos, missed words, broken (outdated) links to the reference articles… It gets reported here but remains unfixed, so if some information is definitely missing, you need to google for the missing things yourself.

    And if you want to keep using a particular "incomplete" power-up or quest in the future, just recreate it as a custom power-up/quest and make the description complete with the missing info that you've found. Another pro tip: for rich formatting you'd need to use html tags - <p>for paragraphs</p> <strong>bold stuff within list items or paragrpaphs</strong> and for lists it's <ul><li>list item 1</li><li>list item 2</li></ul>

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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » quests  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    It is already possible, actually.

    To make the quest go to your TODO list (and count toward 3 quests/day), you have to set up reminders for it (it's in the profile of the quest, click EDIT under I DID THIS! button). If you set 7d/week reminders, you'll see the quest on your todo list daily. If you set reminders only on a particular day, it will go to your todo list only on that day.

    There is also an ad-hoc solution: go to the list of your Quests, and click DO TODAY? link for the quest of your choice. And it will put that quest on your today's TODO list. You can mark it as completed right now, without going anywhere actually: DO TODAY? link has now become TO DO link - just click it.

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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » editing/UserExperience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    But you already can do it, in a way.
    Just use html formatting in the description of a power up.
    It's <p>for paragraphs</p> and for lists it's
    <ul>
    <li>list item 1</li>
    <li>list item 2</li>
    </ul>
    or use ol instead of ul if you want a numbered list.

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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » power-ups  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    The solution I've found for now is to use "T:", "A:", "S:" beginnings for the power-ups that are for THANK, ASPIRE, SAVOR elements of Happify's happiness framework (S.T.A.G.E.) respectively.
    After you activate each power-up with such a beginning at least once, they will end up being listed together with their group.

    And upload the same icons for the power-ups of the same meta-group (by default, all custom power-ups are a person with their arms up, but you can replace it with icons for emotional resilience, physical resilience, etc.) - it also makes it much easier to visually differentiate power-ups.

    And to differentiate Quests, I start a quest name with "_" if I want it to be somewhere on the top of the list (after you compete it at least once, it will be there); use "w:" beginning for weekly quests.

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    0 comments  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » epic wins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » powerpacks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    I can offer workarounds to these 2 issues.

    1. Regarding #1 (procrastination):
    * There is a New York Times article about how procrastination is an emotional problem, not a self-control problem (google for this title: "Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control)"). Looking at procrastination in that way, just using SuperBetter will help, given that it builds up your emotional resilience. Or you can go specifically for emotional resilience / stress management power-packs.
    * There is an interesting article, "How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation", on Buzzfeed - it touches the topic of selective procrastination, provides some valuable research findings and explanations.
    * I can really recommend "Make it Epic" power-pack from SuperBetter - it guides you through the process of formulating epic wins (aka goals) properly. What's offered is much better than the famous SMART approach. The only issue, there will be an evaluation scale mentioned - you will need to google for it (it's found easily), because the suggested links are broken. Or check out Superbetter book.
    * How much sleep you are getting? If I don't get at least 6.5h, my ability to get things done and self-control decrease by 80-90%. And the tricky thing with not getting enough sleep is that you get accustomed to it, you feel like you are OK, but as soon as you get a night with 7h+ of sleep, you notice a major difference in your behavior during the day.
    * Are you getting enough of good protein (i.e. not via baked goods, for example)? Are you staying away from refined carbs as much as possible? It's actually the two main recommendations for nutritional changes for people with ADHD. Protein is needed to produce dopamine (our brain's fuel for getting things done) and refined carbs make you impulsive. Personally, I noticed a big difference after I started eating eggs (+ a carrot) for breakfast. Was able to cut down wheat consumption because of that, and avoid refined carbs in general for breakfast because I was full enough - those two changes have made me more productive during the day.

    Regarding #2: I saw people on reddit recommending lightboxes as a way to beat dark-seasons depression/loss of motivation.
    I'm yet to try it myself, but the feedback seems very promising. A direct quote from the comment I bookmarked: "they help, A LOT, but you need to make sure you get a decent one. I use a Lumie Brazil, which gives out white light at 10,000 lux at a distance of 35cm from your eyes. 10,000 lux for 30 mins is the minimum therapeutic 'dose' for brightness, and the distance is VERY important- cheaper ones only give that level at 15cm. Some lightboxes use blue light to mimic the same effect at longer distances , but blue light can strain your eyes, which is bad for certain types of work (such as office work, or precision manufacturing). I use mine for an hour each morning, and I get to feel not dead for the entire day :)"

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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » editing/UserExperience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    There is a lot of discoverability built-in into SuperBetter site.
    You keep finding new things/opportunities with time, and it maintains your interest.
    If you haven't found this stuff yet, for support, check out

    * Secret Lab (the icon is under the logo in the site version, on the home page) -> Videos. They are short and are narrated in a warm, compassionate way.
    * the explanatory image at "HELP! I'M STUCK" page (you can access it from the left sidebar on the site version of SuperBetter.
    * Make It Epic power-pack - it will walk you through the process of formulating epic wins. There is a broken link in the quest about the scale, but you just google for the title and you will find that scale.

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    2 comments  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » internet browsers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    For proper formatting, use html (<p>for a paragraph</p>, for lists it's <ul><li>list item 1</li><li>list item 2</li></ul>). It works. Don't know why the SuperBetter team didn't inform the users about it…

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    2 comments  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » internet browsers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    comment #2: although you've created some kind of a miracle, it seems your message has indeed been seen - all the links of this forum are now https:// and in my browser history back from as recently as April 13 they are http.

    J commented  · 

    their support team doesn't check this forum (e.g., broken links reported 3 years ago here are still not fixed).
    try to email them directly or via feedback interface or via twitter, but not here.
    and maybe delete this post altogether (there is such option when you are an author of the thread and are logged in) in order to not showcase this vulnerability issue publicly ;)

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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » editing/UserExperience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    But this option already exists (at least in the web version) - there is a small cross on the top right of each update on Activity Wall. Click it and the update will get deleted.

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    3 comments  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » general login help  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    1. Have you checked your Spam folder? The first thing in the case of password reset email not arriving in general is to do that. Somehow, such emails often end up there.

    2. Also, I've seen that, just like with other sites, in SuperBetter there is a special option in the login form itself for requesting a password if you've forgotten it ("Forgot your password?") - it's present, at least, in the web version of SuperBetter. Maybe try your luck with that option (and then check Spam folder in case that password reset email gets there)?

    (I'm not a customer support person, was just checking new threads here out of curiosity)

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    4 comments  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » epic wins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    It's on SuperBetter Blog. Google for this: "Jane's Guide to Creating Epic Wins" MEASURABLE WINS

    With this query, you will get exactly one search result - the one you need.
    There is some weird antispam filter on UserVoice - my comment with the exact address got autodeleted.

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    1 comment  ·  SuperBetter Feedback » editing/UserExperience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    J commented  · 

    It's on SuperBetter Blog. Google for this: "Jane's Guide to Creating Epic Wins" MEASURABLE WINS

    Then you will get exactly one search result, the one you need.

    I tried to add the full address here, but there is some weird antispam filter on UserVoice - that comment got autodeleted.

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