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25 Post author: Kaj_Sotala 01 December 2016 08:34PM

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Comment author: entirelyuseless 02 December 2016 03:20:21PM 0 points [-]

"When I'm tired / in zombie mode, Open the todo app (and do some tasks tagged as @zombie)."

I would be surprised if anyone (not just you) can report substantial success with that particular plan or an analagous one. No system is going to force you follow it when the main thing you are interested in at the moment is "don't let anything make me follow a system."

Comment author: Lumifer 02 December 2016 04:38:37PM 2 points [-]

I understand "zombie mode" not as as an acute attack of akrasia, but as being in a low-functioning state (e.g. because you're sleep-deprived) so that you don't want to attempt anything complicated.

Comment author: entirelyuseless 03 December 2016 03:02:01AM 1 point [-]

I would suggest a different TAP for that situation: when you are sleep-deprived, go and look for a bed and get some sleep.

Comment author: Vladimir_Golovin 04 December 2016 10:10:41AM 0 points [-]

I do have this one, but the trigger doesn't fire reliably. Sometimes I go to bed, sometimes I don't.

Comment author: Vladimir_Golovin 04 December 2016 10:12:42AM *  0 points [-]

Yes, I meant a low-functioning state. My current todo app lacks tools for assigning contexts to tasks. When I switch to my own app (currently in development), I'll make a dedicated context for this type of tasks, e.g. @zombie - and will try to adopt the following TAP:

  • When in zombie mode, Open the todo app, turn on the @zombie context, and look at the list.