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Your main task as developer is shipping software. If you suffer from distractions that keep you from it (like I do) it's good to make a list. It's not unthinkable that you find yourself to be on top of that list.

Print a reminder that helps you recognize the trigger that tricks you into the routine of <whatever habit> and change it into something more valuable.

This works for me:

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(Inspired by Greg McKeown (2014). Essentialism. New York, NY: Crown Business).