October 16, 2011

Week of Feedback

Give your monkey-brain a pat on the virtual back: some positive feedback for a job-well-done!  The Week of Feedback is over here at The Happy Homunculus, and we've done some good work getting (and receiving) feedback.  Getting feedback about our performance is a straight shot to awesomeness, so let's searching for criticism.  It's the fastest way to be amazing!

The Daily Mind Games this week were not of the simple variety, so I may be going back again and again to test my feedback-gettin' abilities.  Here's the entire week of challenges in review:

Week of Feedback

Day 1: All Ears - Listen.
Day 2: Question and Question - Ask, then listen.
Day 3: Tell Me About Myself - Ask about yourself, then listen.
Day 4: Physical Feedback - Look for the signs.
Day 5: Feedback Friend - Use the buddy system.
Day 6: Friendly Feedback - Now, you try.

Feedback rocks.  Unfortunately mental-ninjas, I've been struggling with my procrastination demons again, so I'm thinking it's time to revisit some strategies for increased productivity.  That's right, it's time for the Week of Productivity, Level 2!  The first Week of Productivity was one of the most popular on The Happy Homunculus, and I've got some more science-inspired procrastination-killing games for us to try.  Sound good?  I don't care what you think: I need this!

Get back to work!

Homunky's Hot Hits:

Since next week's DMGs are all about productivity, I couldn't help but relate to this post about relaxing versus procrastinating.  I feel like I'm always in that "I should be working" state: neither productive nor relaxed, and that sucks!  But perhaps getting some insight into the thinking habits of procrastinators might help. My take-away?  Thinking too much about all the procrastination may be contributing to the problem.  Although, being aware of some bad thought-patterns related to procrastination might be helpful as I try to avoid them, right?  I'll try both strategies!

However, this post from PsyBlog points out some science suggesting that thought suppression may be counter-productive.  Hmm.

What do you think?  Are these metacognitive strategies just what the doctor ordered?  Post some comments!

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