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David NgoBehavior Design:A 3 minute Hack to SharpenYour Focus throughout College
Here’s How in 4 Steps:
Step 1:Move everything onyour desk to on top ofyour bed.(except for monitors, speakers,etc)
Step 2:Work on onespecific task.(hopefully you can’t see your bed).
Step 3:As a college student,you’ll want to nap orsleep...But, if you did step 1 correctly,you CAN’T because you havetons o...
Step 4:Organize the stuff onyour bed so you can’tsleep.NOTE: Don’t movethe stuff back to yourdesk...                  Note...
Boom.Just sharpened your focusfor the entire semester &uncluttered your desk.    Hopefully for the entire semester...     ...
Summary:1. Move everything on yourdesk (except for monitors,speakers,etc) to on top of yourbed.2. Get to work at the task ...
Bonus:Why uncluttered desk = sharper focusDouble Bonus: picture of my desk senior year at Stanford
Why doesuncluttered = focus?         1. Quicker at Finding things         Less interruptions in your thought process means...
Why doesuncluttered = focus?                    2. One Thing at a Time                    If we only had things that were ...
Why doesuncluttered = focus?                    1. Quicker at Finding things                    Less interruptions in your...
uncluttered = focus.My desk of October, 14, 2012Senior year Stanford
dngo11@stanford.eduHey everyone,I’m David Ngo and I createdStanford’s first Behavior Design                                ...
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Behavior Design: 3 minute Hack to Sharpen Your Focus throughout College

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Behavior Design: 3 minute Hack to Sharpen Your Focus throughout College

  1. 1. David NgoBehavior Design:A 3 minute Hack to SharpenYour Focus throughout College
  2. 2. Here’s How in 4 Steps:
  3. 3. Step 1:Move everything onyour desk to on top ofyour bed.(except for monitors, speakers,etc)
  4. 4. Step 2:Work on onespecific task.(hopefully you can’t see your bed).
  5. 5. Step 3:As a college student,you’ll want to nap orsleep...But, if you did step 1 correctly,you CAN’T because you havetons of stuff on it. Note: not my bed :)
  6. 6. Step 4:Organize the stuff onyour bed so you can’tsleep.NOTE: Don’t movethe stuff back to yourdesk... Note: not my room but looks organized
  7. 7. Boom.Just sharpened your focusfor the entire semester &uncluttered your desk. Hopefully for the entire semester... At least until midterms or finals :)Time Spent: 3 minutesResult: Sharpened Focus
  8. 8. Summary:1. Move everything on yourdesk (except for monitors,speakers,etc) to on top of yourbed.2. Get to work at the task athand (hopefully you can’t seeyour bed).3. As a college student, you’llwant to nap or sleep, but youcan’t because you have tons ofstuff on it.4. You’ll need to organize thatstuff away because you want tonap/sleep.
  9. 9. Bonus:Why uncluttered desk = sharper focusDouble Bonus: picture of my desk senior year at Stanford
  10. 10. Why doesuncluttered = focus? 1. Quicker at Finding things Less interruptions in your thought process means sharper and deeper focus = EASIER.
  11. 11. Why doesuncluttered = focus? 2. One Thing at a Time If we only had things that were needed to complete the task at hand, i.e., finish math homework, then we’d be (I am a dot.) golden.
  12. 12. Why doesuncluttered = focus? 1. Quicker at Finding things Less interruptions in your thought process means sharper and deeper focus = EASIER. 2. One Thing at a Time If we only had things that were needed to complete the task at hand, i.e., finish math homework, then we’d be (I am a dot.) golden. 3. Physical Clarity = Mental Clarity Most of the time... Try it. It’ll help.
  13. 13. uncluttered = focus.My desk of October, 14, 2012Senior year Stanford
  14. 14. dngo11@stanford.eduHey everyone,I’m David Ngo and I createdStanford’s first Behavior Design Link to my Stanford’s Behaviormajor with the help of amazing Design Major Proposaladvisors: Dr. BJ Fogg, JeremyBailenson, Cliff Nass, and CarolDweck. Link to How 3 Environment Changes Uncluttered my Mind/LifeI love applying psychology todesign solutions for any problem.But one of lasting passion has Link to my Twitterbeen designing and living afulfilling life.Design interests include,productivity, lifestyle, and goalachievement.

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