Overachievers, armchair psychologists, sadists -- how can I punish myself?

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  1. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    So I'm always interested in ways to improve my daily performance and I recently came across some fancy new wristband that shocks you when you do something counter productive to your goals, a la Pavlov. (You basically shock yourself -- the wristband probably won't know if you're screwing up most of your goals.)

    (www.pavlok.com for the wristband)

    I'm really interested to try this, but I don't want to spend the money on something that is basically me punishing myself.

    What are my options to train out bad habits? There's the zero-tech solution of me slapping myself in the balls and then there's the high-tech solution of me tazing myself, but both are kind of stupid.

    Any suggestions?

    Also here's an article on why physically shocking yourself is a horribly bad idea.

    http://beyondgrowth.net/social-criticism/the-pavlok-a-shockingly-bad-idea/
     
  2. ButtonMasher

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    I find tazing my balls does the trick
     
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  4. Aegon Spengler

    Aegon Spengler Gold Belt

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    How can you punish yourself?

    Eat beats. They taste like shit.

    Argue in the Sherdog war room with those paranoid lunatics. Gives you a taste of the crap side of humanity.

    Also make pies from scratch. Its hard as fuck to make pies from scratch.
     
  5. Higus

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    lol, I know a guy who works for Pavlok!
    He showed me how he programmed his to zap him if he makes a "smoking a cigarette" motion.
     
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    Sampsonsimpson Brown Belt

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    Can you program the wristband to play a Nickelback song everytime you do something undesirable?
     
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  7. mushishi

    mushishi A is a, a is a, should I save her?

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    I'm not down with self-flagellation, but if you really want to, use a rubberband.
     
  8. Phlog

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    That should work. Arm chair psych underachiever here.

    I find choosing to change your behaviour in small ways painful but I believe it to increase willpower.
     
  9. A.A. Riggs

    A.A. Riggs sweet ... sweet meat!

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    The Rock recently released an app called the Rock Clock, I believe, and I leedat's what your candy ass needs, Jack.
     
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    He's part of the reason that place is such a crap hole.
     
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  11. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    lol quick to attack anything left leaning, angry she doesn't have a safe space for stupid ideas
     
  12. Kardashians

    Kardashians ☆ sitting on the moon ☽

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    I downloaded that just so I can listen to him sing Hello Sunshine xD
     
  13. ehtheist

    ehtheist #FreeBanchan Banned

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    Says the dumbass to the pro-choice, pro-union, pro-gun registration, pro-legalization of marijuana Bernie supporter who has since started pushing Jill Stein... The whole "SHE SAY THINGS ME NOT LIKE SHE HATE EVERTING LEFT" routine is why you're part of the reason the WR is the crap hole it is. Thanks for illustrating.
     
  14. Aegon Spengler

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    Everyone should be pro choice, pro-union, pro-gun registration and pro-legalization of Mary Jane.
     
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    I agree with you. I can understand why people of certain religious beliefs are pro-life but from any sort of pragmatic response it only makes sense to be pro-choice. And I just don't understand the anti-union perspective when it manifests as "Unions are wrong - they should be eliminated." I get that some unions are problematic, but they have been *so important* historically and in the working world of the future, they might be the only voice the worker has left. And marijuana - on top of being a huge opportunity for tax revenue, why the hell don't the people who don't like it just not use it? Pro-gun registration - they're tools, they're dangerous, some sort of licensing seems quite fair to me, as long as it doesn't slippery slope into banning.

    So yeah, I agree. And yet I have asshats calling me a righty because I don't like Hillary, because I am against things like corporate involvement in state lawmaking (the religious freedom laws down south), and a bunch of other things... Dredd is just another partisan hack who is so self-involved that he treats an accusation of not agreeing with his politics like it's an outright insult rather than a sign of simple disagreement, possibly motivated by good reasons - and that is why he's part of the reason the War Room is a crap hole.
     
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    I think murdering unborn babies is a little much. Let's not be science deniers. Unless you do not believe in dinosaurs.
     
  17. Aegon Spengler

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    Like a sugar plum fairy is tickling my ass.
     
  20. JosephDredd

    JosephDredd Gold Belt

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    on the one hand I haven't seen you type anything coherently thought out, on the other hand I do skip your posts...
     

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