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7 Killer PDF Add-Ons You Wish You Had, and 13 to Pass Up

7 Killer PDF Add-Ons You Wish You Had, and 13 to Pass Up

The Portable Document Format is a wonderful thing. We all use it – university papers, applications, work documents. It is the industry standard for fixed-format document viewing with cross-platform possibilities. I have found 7 killer PDF add-ons you wish you had, and also 13 add-ons not worth wasting your time with.

There are many ways in which to manipulate a PDF that perhaps you didn’t know before. Here are ways that PDF formatting can be done using the tools listed below:

  • Merging PDFs
  • Converting webpages to PDFs
  • Converting webpages to images
  • Replacing the need for PDF readers
  • Converting PDFs to word
  • Viewing PDFs online
  • Print webpages as PDFs
  • Bookmark a page in a PDF being read online
  • Editing and manipulating PDFs online

PDF tools 1: extensions

a) Docs PDF/Powerpoint Viewer (by Google) (4/5 – 2082) 833,833 users (0.25%)

Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer

    This extension is extremely popular but has not attracted a huge amount of supportive votes. This is a simple tool allowing only viewing, not manipulation. A drawback is that it cannot open files that require a login. Also, when I tried to view an academic article, it simply showed a HTML version. Bad luck?

    Description:

    “Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer. By clicking on a link for a supported document format you’ll be taken to the Google Docs Viewer.  No more downloading large files and launching another application just to view it. The Google Docs Viewer does not work on files that require a log-in to view, but you can make it ignore specific domains in the options so you will still download the file. On the options page you can also disable any file formats you don’t want to use the Viewer for. Please note that Chrome now has a PDF viewer which is separate from this plugin.  If you prefer to use Google Docs to view PDFs then you can enable that in the options.”

    b) Print Friendly and PDF (4/5 – 248) 130, 736 users (0.19%)

    Print Friendly & PDF

      With a moderately high level of users, PrintFriendly and PDF is hard to judge as only 0.19% of users accredited it. It is a really nice tool for quickly and tidily printing web pages without the mess of tabs and sidebars. Tidier PDFs of webpages can also be saved with this. I found this really great for saving newspaper articles I wanted to reference as PDFs. It works best on individual articles or posts, not homepages where there is a lot of imagery and mixed information.

      Description:

      “Save paper and ink when you print. Print Friendly removes ads, navigation and junk before your print. Pages are optimized for the ultimate print reading experience. You can click-to-delete any content before printing. It remove images or individual images. Change the text size from larger to smaller. Generate PDFs for archiving, sharing, or saving. PDFs include clickable links, and source URL so you can continue to interact.

      Features

      * Print Preview

      * Save as PDF

      * Email Page

      * Remove Images and text you don’t want

      * Change font size”

      c) PDF viewer (4/5 – 33) 246, 206 users (0.01%)

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        As the official description notes, it is an “experiment” trying to overcome the problem of native code assistance. It has a 4/5 rating, but only from 0.01% of the almost quarter of a million users. The commentary is very positive, and I had no problem with it.

        Description:

        “PDF.js is an HTML5 technology experiment that explores building a faithful and efficient Portable Document Format (PDF) renderer without native code assistance. This extension provides PDF.js as the default PDF viewer in Chrome.”

        d) Save as PDF (3.5/5 – 537) 150, 631 users (0.36%)

        Save as PDF

          This extension gives the user limited features to manipulate and save webpages on the free version. More features are available if you login and pay. It beats “Print Friendly and PDF” by being able to generate PDFs from complicated webpages.

          Description:

          “Lets you download web pages as PDF in one click. This extension lets you easily save web pages to pdf. It uses https://pdfcrowd.com html to pdf online service. The extension works right out of the box using the default settings. If you want to customize the pdf you can sign up for a paid account at Pdfcrowd. The available options include page size, page orientation, margins, password protection, initial view, etc. You can learn more about the extension at https://pdfcrowd.com/save-as-pdf-explained/

          e) PDFescape Free PDF Editor (3.5/5 – 157) 72, 898 users (0.22%)

          PDFescape Free PDF Editor

            If you don’t want the bother of having a PDF reader to open and edit PDFs, this replaces readers by allowing you to do all that online. A drawback is if you want to do this offline – then a reader would be very useful! My experience with this was very positive – like being able to add links, white-outs, freehand or text notes to all kinds of reports and files. It is a little slow to load long documents, but that’s my only criticism.

            Description:

            “This Google Chrome extension allows you to automatically open PDF files you discover online in PDFescape. Using this extension allows you to quickly open PDF files online inside of PDFescape (instead of your default PDF reader). No additional software or registration is required! PDFescape’s Chrome Extension is completely free (as is PDFescape). By opening PDF files online in PDFescape, Google Chrome users no longer need Adobe Reader or any other PDF reader. PDFescape is able to edit PDF files, fill out PDF forms, add form fields and hyperlinks to files, print & view PDF files, rearrange pages, completely remove pages from files, and much more.”

            f) Convert PDF to Word (3.5/5 – 238) 98,550 users (0.24%)

            Convert PDF to Word

              There are many websites that perform this service for free, so it is not very revolutionary. I tried it and it crashed – twice. The PDF to Word app listed below gave a much better service.

              Description:

              “Convert PDF to Word without installing any app on your computer. The Pdf to Word convert is an easy tool for converting your pdf files to word format. In this new version of our extension, we want to bring the user all the knowledge gained from our web app PDF to Word Converter App for Chrome and freely available. We hope you enjoy the changes.”

              g) PDF Bookmarker for Google Docs (4/5 – 12) 2207 users (0.54%)

              PDF Bookmarker for Google Docs

                For someone who reads a lot of long PDF reports or articles (like me) this is a very useful way for not losing track of what I am reading online. Pick up at the last page you bookmarked, with no scrolling to find where you left off. Or so it says. Maybe I got it wrong, but I opened a small PDF in Google Drive Viewer as instructed, but I could not find the “bookmarker” anywhere.

                Description:

                “Click the bookmark button on the thumbnail icon in the left column, and the extension will remember the bookmarked page. When you open the pdf again it will open to the page you last bookmarked, and you can continue reading. NOTE: The bookmarks are synced to the cloud, so your bookmarks will transfer between all computers using the extension.”

                h) iWeb2x – URL to PDF and image (4/5 – 78) 11238 users (0.69%)

                iWeb2x - URL to PDF & Image

                  The PDF function is really nice – I tested it on a newspaper landing page, and it produced a good PDF (you can choose greyscale as well if you like). The image option was less satisfactory, allowing no cropping options or downloading options – you have to right-click to save. “Webpage Screenshot” is a way better extension for this.

                  Description:

                  “Convert web page to printer friendly PDF, image snapshot, or high resolution wallpaper.

                  1. Web Page to PDF

                  – Convert web page to an elegant printer friendly PDF to print or read offline

                  – Control page size (Letter, Legal, A0-A9, B0-B10, +more)

                  – Control page orientation (Landscape, Portrait)

                  – Control PDF render mode (Color, Gray)

                  – Exclude web page images or background color to optimize printing

                  – The service uses the following online service iWeb2Print

                  2. Web Page to Image

                  – Convert web page to an image snapshot or high resolution wallpaper

                  – Support several image formats (PNG, GIF, JPG, TIF, BMP, PPM, PGM)

                  – Support standard wallpaper sizes (1024×768, 1280×600, 1920×1200, +more)

                  – Set image size to “Screen” to save entire web page rather than its visible area

                  – Set image format to “PNG” to get high resolution image. Size may be huge!

                  – Set image format to “JPG” to get small size image

                  – The service uses the following online service iWeb2Shot”

                  i) Sign Now – Sign and Fill PDF and Word Documents (4.5/5 – 29) 2506 users (1.12%)

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                    If you don’t mind the look of an electronic signature, then this is quite a time-saver. Sign online, and go. However, you do have to create an account to use it.

                    Description:

                    “Sign documents anywhere or get anyone’s signature for free. SignNow’s extension makes it easy to sign pdf’s from the web or your gmail.  Simply click “Open in SignNow” from any pdf in your browser, including in gmail, to easily sign a document. Need to sign a document? Need to get someone’s signature on a document? SignNow makes it easy to do both for free, and forget about printing, scanning, or faxing. Simply:

                    1) Upload any PDF, Word, or rich text document

                    2) Sign realistically by drawing with your mouse, by typing, or by uploading. People won’t even know your signature was electronic.

                    3) Email the signed document to anyone, or save the document to a free SignNow account.”

                    j) Send to Google Drive (4.5/5 – 94) 31270 users (0.3%)

                    Send to Google Drive

                      A pretty nice tool if you want to quickly save a webpage to the Drive as a PDF. This is an alternative to saving it to your computer and then having to upload it to Drive. It’s limitation is not being able to function on sites requiring a login or session. Some pixel distortion occurred in some of the images on the webpage I sent to Drive. The text worked out fine.

                      Description:

                      “Allows you to upload a pdf version of the current page to your Google Drive using the pdfcrowd service. This extension’s purpose is to make it easy to save a web page to your Google Drive. To use (see screenshots):

                      * Click the extension icon on the page you would like to upload

                      * Click the “Save in Google Drive” button at the top of the Google Docs Viewer that pops up in a new tab

                      * See options for more features

                      Limitations:

                      * Will not work on sites that require a login or session”

                      like searching in Chrome store

                        like searching in the Chrome store…

                        PDF tools 2: apps

                        a) PDF Mergy (4.5/5 – 638) 288990 users (0.22%)

                        PDF Mergy

                          Again, another tool that you can find as a web app within moments on a search engine, but if you are a frequent user then it could be a good app to have installed. I like the option of being able to merge PDFs from the computer and Drive, and have the option of saving to computer and Drive as well after. Sometimes you have to upload instead of doing drag ‘n drop.

                          Description:

                          “This WebApp provides a simple way to merge PDF files. You can either select the files you want to merge from you computer or drop them on the app using drag and drop. After that use drag and drop to bring the files in the desired order. The resulting merged PDF file will contain all Documents in the order as they appear on the screen.  When done, press merge to initiate merging. In order to process your files, they will be uploaded to a remote server. The files are uploaded and stored only for the purpose of being merged. Some minutes after processing them all files are deleted permanently from the remote system. Please note that this App currently does not feature any encryption. So you should not use it with confidential files especially if you are on a untrusted network.”

                          b) Free Online PDF Tools (3/5 – 285) 218390 users (0.13%)

                          Free Online PDF Tools

                            Despite the advertisement of multiple functionality, this does NOT work at all.

                            Description:

                            “Free Online PDF Tools: rotate PDF, merge any files to PDF,split PDF, PDF to JPEG,any file to PDF, Barcode2PDF . PDF Tools. Merge two or more files (Images, PSD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML…) into a new PDF document. Convert any document to PDF: Images, PSD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML To PDF Converter. Convert any file to JPG’s: upload any file and download zip file contain all pages as jpeg. Unlock PDF documents: get access to password-protected PDF files. Unlock restricted PDF documents by removing printing, editing and copying restrictions”

                            c) PDF to Word Converter App (3/5 – 472) 209062 users (0.23%)

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                            PDF to Word Converter App

                              This takes you to an external website. The extension of the same function (listed above) did not score much better, at 0.24%. However, it worked perfectly for me (no crash like the extension) and successfully converted a 100-page PDF into a smooth Word version.

                              Description:

                              “PDF to Word Converter is a easy way to convert yours pdf files to word files. PDF to Word converter App gives you a tool that easily converts your PDF files to word and now the word to pdf. Soon we will have major improvements in the app to better use google chrome and its derivatives.”

                              d) Free PDF Maker (3/5 – 51) 38694 users (0.13%)

                              Free PDF Maker

                                This is apparently for making PDFs from HTML, images and text. After a lot of click-throughs, I tried to make a PDF from a few lines of HTML. Crash.

                                Description:

                                “Simple little free app to help you create and download PDF files from text, images or HTML

                                – Create and download PDF files

                                – Create PDF from text

                                – Create PDF from images

                                – Create PDF from from html”

                                e) Free Online PDF Unlocker (3/5 – 85) 54288 users (0.16%)

                                Free Online PDF Unlocker

                                  this connects to an external web-app and requires click-throughs… not fun to use on the go.

                                  Description:

                                  “Free Online PDF Tools: Unlock PDF Files, and enable printing and editing.

                                  1. Select PDF file to upload.

                                  2. Click on the “UNLOCK NOW” Button.

                                  3. Download Unlocked PDF File.”

                                  f) PDFzen PDF Viewer and Editor (2/5 – 206) 20583 users (1%)

                                  PDFzen PDF Viewer & Editor

                                    The comments inform that overall there are still too many bugs and problems with PDFzen to recommend for use. The document I tried to load took so long that I gave up.

                                    Description:

                                    “The PDFzen Google Drive app lets you easily edit your PDFs in Google Drive. PDFzen is a free online PDF editor, and HTML5 means you can edit & share your PDFs without leaving your browser. Best of all, PDFzen is now available on the PDFs you already have stored in Google Drive. Fill out PDF forms, sign documents, highlight text, leave comments, and even draw on the PDF. You don’t need to create an account to use PDFzen. With the PDFzen Google Drive app you can open your PDFs in PDFzen and start editing immediately – right in your browser and on the docs you already have in Google Drive. When you are finished, you can save your edits back to Google drive, download the document as a PDF or get the link to share via email or social media. HTML5 PDF editing means PDFzen works right from the browser of your iPhone or iPad too. Have PDFs on your desktop that you want to upload to PDFzen? The free desk PDF Reader integrates directly with PDFzen, so its just 1 click to immediately open your PDFs in PDFzen for quick editing & sharing. This is great for quickly publishing to the web, and collaborating with others. (desk PDF Reader is available for Windows & Mac, with Linux coming soon.)”

                                    g) PDF Cloud Tools (3/5 – 81) 56501 users (0.14%)

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                                    PDF Cloud Tools

                                      This did NOT work at all. The website landing page is there but any choice of services leads to nothing. Very annoying.

                                      Description:

                                      “PDF Cloud Tools: With this web application you can easily work with PDF documents. Rotate, merge, convert, unlock, and more. We Edged software have introduced a cloud based free online PDF app to make your work easy and comfortable. As a user friendly APP you can use it anywhere any time without installing a single line of code into your computer. With our PDF APP you can:

                                      Convert a word document into a PDF document

                                      Convert a excel sheet into a secured PDF document

                                      Convert a PDF document into a image

                                      Convert a PSD file into a PDF Document

                                      Convert a HTML file into a PDF Document

                                      Convert a Beautiful PowerPoint presentation into a PDF Document

                                      Merge any word, image, html, PSD, PowerPoint and excel sheet into a PDF document

                                      Unlock your PDF Documents

                                      Facebook Photos to PDF Documents

                                      Convert your Instagram into a PDF Documents

                                      PDF Document to online flip book”

                                      h) PDF Documents Merger (2.5/5 – 27) 9152 users (0.3%)

                                      PDF Documents Merger

                                        The drag and drop feature didn’t work for me, nor did I wait around for the merging. This is too slow, even if it is functional.

                                        Description:

                                        “Drag and drop to merge any files (PDF, image, docs, html…) into a single PDF file. Supporst: PDF, images, PSD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML … You can drag & drop files from your desktop on this webpage with Google™ Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari. drag and drop any document (Images,Office,Html,Txt…).”

                                        i) ILOVEPDF Merge and Split PDF (4/5 – 19) 6775 users (0.28%)

                                        ILOVEPDF Merge & Split PDF

                                          This links to a website – not an app, but works fine and fast.

                                          Description:

                                          “Merge PDF files or split PDF files online for free! Quick and easy service to merge PDF or split PDF files.”

                                          j) Sejda PDF (4/5 – 12) 1760 users (0.68%)

                                          Sejda PDF

                                            It worked, but it is actually just a link to a web app, not an integrated Chrome app.

                                            Description:

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                                            “Split and Merge PDF Files. Advanced PDF manipulation. Sejda is a quick, friendly and hassle-free online tool for manipulating pdf documents. Doesn’t require registration and is free to use. Split and merge PDF Files. Mix and alternate pdf files. Apply page headers and footers with page numbering to pdf files. Encrypt (protect) and decrypt (unprotect) pdf files. Rotate PDF pages. Extract text from PDF files. You’re limited to 50Mb. The process is as fast as processing on a local computer, runs in the cloud, without the hassle of installing extra software. Works on all desktop platforms, Mac, Linux and Windows.”

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                                            11 Important Things to Remember When Changing Habits

                                            11 Important Things to Remember When Changing Habits

                                            Most gurus talk about habits in a way that doesn’t help you:

                                            You need to push yourself more. You can’t be lazy. You need to wake up at 5 am. You need more motivation. You can never fail…blah blah “insert more gibberish here.”

                                            But let me share with you the unconventional truths I found out:

                                            To build and change habits, you don’t need motivation or wake up at 5 am. Heck, you can fail multiple times, be lazy, have no motivation and still pull it off with ease.

                                            It’s quite simple and easy to do, especially with the following list I’m going to show to you. But remember, Jim Rohn used to say,

                                            “What is simple and easy to do is also simple and easy not to do.”

                                            The important things to remember when changing your habits are both simple and easy, just don’t think that they don’t make any difference because they do.

                                            In fact, they are the only things that make a difference.

                                            Let’s see what those small things are, shall we?

                                            1. Start Small

                                            The biggest mistake I see people doing with habits is by going big. You don’t go big…ever. You start small with your habits.

                                            Want to grow a book reading habit? Don’t start reading a book a day. Start with 10 pages a day.

                                            Want to become a writer? Don’t start writing 10,000 words a day. Start with 300 words.

                                            Want to lose weight? Don’t stop eating ice cream. Eat one less ball of it.

                                            Whatever it is, you need to start small. Starting big always leads to failure. It has to, because it’s not sustainable.

                                            Start small. How small? The amount needs to be in your comfort zone. So if you think that reading 20 pages of a book is a bit too much, start with 10 or 5.

                                            It needs to appear easy and be easy to do.

                                            Do less today to do more in a year.

                                            2. Stay Small

                                            There is a notion of Kaizen which means continuous improvement. They use this notion in habits where they tell you to start with reading 1 page of a book a day and then gradually increase the amount you do over time.

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                                            But the problem with this approach is the end line — where the “improvement” stops.

                                            If I go from reading 1 page of a book a day and gradually reach 75 and 100, when do I stop? When I reach 1 book a day? That is just absurd.

                                            When you start a habit, stay at it in the intensity you have decided. Don’t push yourself for more.

                                            I started reading 20 pages of a book a day. It’s been more than 2 years now and I’ve read 101 books in that period. There is no way I will increase the number in the future.

                                            Why?

                                            Because reading 40 to 50 books a year is enough.

                                            The same thing applies to every other habit out there.

                                            Pick a (small) number and stay at it.

                                            3. Bad Days Are 100 Percent Occurrence

                                            No matter how great you are, you will have bad days where you won’t do your habit. Period.

                                            There is no way of going around this. So it’s better to prepare yourself for when that happens instead of thinking that it won’t ever happen.

                                            What I do when I miss a day of my habit(s) is that I try to bounce back the next day while trying to do habits for both of those days.

                                            Example for that is if I read 20 pages of a book a day and I miss a day, the next day I will have to read 40 pages of a book. If I miss writing 500 words, the next day I need to write 1000.

                                            This is a really important point we will discuss later on rewards and punishments.

                                            This is how I prepare for the bad days when I skip my habit(s) and it’s a model you should take as well.

                                            4. Those Who Track It, Hack It

                                            When you track an activity, you can objectively tell what you did in the past days, weeks, months, and years. If you don’t track, you will for sure forget everything you did.

                                            There are many different ways you can track your activities today, from Habitica to a simple Excel sheet that I use, to even a Whatsapp Tracker.

                                            Peter Drucker said,

                                            “What you track is what you do.”

                                            So track it to do it — it really helps.

                                            But tracking is accompanied by one more easy activity — measuring.

                                            5. Measure Once, Do Twice

                                            Peter Drucker also said,

                                            “What you measure is what you improve.”

                                            So alongside my tracker, I have numbers with which I measure doses of daily activities:

                                            For reading, it’s 20 pages.
                                            For writing, it’s 500 words.
                                            For the gym, it’s 1 (I went) or 0 (didn’t go).
                                            For budgeting, it’s writing down the incomes and expenses.

                                            Tracking and measuring go hand in hand, they take less than 20 seconds a day but they create so much momentum that it’s unbelievable.

                                            6. All Days Make a Difference

                                            Will one day in the gym make you fit? It won’t.

                                            Will two? They won’t.

                                            Will three? They won’t.

                                            Which means that a single gym session won’t make you fit. But after 100 gym sessions, you will look and feel fit.

                                            What happened? Which one made you fit?

                                            The answer to this (Sorites paradox)[1] is that no single gym session made you fit, they all did.

                                            No single day makes a difference, but when combined, they all do. So trust the process and keep on going (small).

                                            7. They Are Never Fully Automated

                                            Gurus tell you that habits become automatic. And yes, some of them do, like showering a certain way of brushing your teeth.

                                            But some habits don’t become automatic, they become a lifestyle.

                                            What I mean by that is that you won’t automatically “wake up” in the gym and wonder how you got there.

                                            It will just become a part of your lifestyle.

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                                            The difference is that you do the first one automatically, without conscious thought, while the other is a part of how you live your life.

                                            It’s not automatic, but it’s a decision you don’t ponder on or think about — you simply do it.

                                            It will become easy at a certain point, but they will never become fully automated.

                                            8. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

                                            Marshall Goldsmith has a great book with the same title to it. The phrase means that sometimes, you will need to ditch certain habits to make room for other ones which will bring you to the next step.

                                            Don’t be afraid to evolve your habits when you sense that they don’t bring you where you want to go.

                                            When I started reading, it was about reading business and tactic books. But two years into it, I switched to philosophy books which don’t teach me anything “applicable,” but instead teach me how to think.

                                            The most important ability of the 21st century is the ability to learn, unlearn, and relearn. The strongest tree is the willow tree – not because it has the strongest root or biggest trunk, but because it is flexible enough to endure and sustain anything.

                                            Be like a willow, adapting to the new ways of doing things.

                                            9. Set a Goal and Then Forget It

                                            The most successful of us know what they want to achieve, but they don’t focus on it.

                                            Sounds paradoxical? You’re right, it does. But here is the logic behind it.

                                            You need to have a goal of doing something – “I want to become a healthy individual” – and then, you need to reverse engineer how to get there with your habits- “I will go to the gym four times a week.”

                                            But once you have your goal, you need to “forget” about it and only focus on the process. Because you are working on the process of becoming healthy and it’s always in the making. You will only be as healthy as you take care of your body.

                                            So you have a goal which isn’t static but keeps on moving.

                                            If you went to the gym 150 times year and you hit your goal, what would you do then? You would stop going to the gym.

                                            This is why goal-oriented people experience yo-yo effect[2] and why process-oriented people don’t.

                                            The difference between process-oriented and goal-oriented people is that the first focus on daily actions while others only focus on the reward at the finish line.

                                            Set a goal but then forget about it and reap massive awards.

                                            10. Punish Yourself

                                            Last two sections are pure Pavlovian – you need to punish bad behavior and reward good behavior. You are the only person who decides what is good and what is bad for you, but when you do, you need to rigorously follow that.

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                                            I’ve told you in point #3 about bad days and how after one occurs, I do double the work on the next day. That is one of my forms of punishments.

                                            It’s the need to tell your brain that certain behaviors are unacceptable and that they lead to bad outcomes. That’s what punishments are for.

                                            You want to tell your brain that there are real consequences to missing your daily habits.[3]

                                            No favorite food to eat or favorite show to watch or going to the cinema for a new Marvel movie- none, zero, zilch.

                                            The brain will remember these bad feelings and will try to avoid the behaviors that led to them as much as possible.

                                            But don’t forget the other side of the same coin.

                                            11. Reward Yourself

                                            When you follow and execute on your plan, reward yourself. It’s how the brain knows that you did something good.

                                            Whenever I finish one of my habits for the day, I open my tracker (who am I kidding, I always keep it open on my desktop) and fill it with a number. As soon as I finish reading 20 pages of a book a day (or a bit more), I open the tracker and write the number down.

                                            The cell becomes green and gives me an instant boost of endorphin – a great success for the day. Then, it becomes all about not breaking the chain and having as many green fields as possible.

                                            After 100 days, I crunch some numbers and see how I did.

                                            If I have less than 10 cheat days, I reward myself with a great meal in a restaurant. You can create your own rewards and they can be daily, weekly, monthly or any arbitrary time table that you create.

                                            Primoz Bozic, a productivity coach, has gold, silver, and bronze medals as his reward system.[4]

                                            If you’re having problems creating a system which works for you, contact me via email and we can discuss specifics.

                                            In the End, It Matters

                                            What you do matters not only to you but to the people around you.

                                            When you increase the quality of your life, you indirectly increase the quality of life of people around you. And sometimes, that is all the “motivation” we need to start.

                                            And that’s the best quote for the end of this article:

                                            “Motivation gets you started, but habits keep you going.”

                                            Keep going.

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                                            Reference

                                            [1] Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Sorites paradox
                                            [2] Muscle Zone: What causes yo-yo effect and how to avoid it?
                                            [3] Growth Habits: 5 Missteps That Cause You To Quit Building A Habit
                                            [4] Primoz Bozic: The Lean Review: How to Plan Your 2019 in 20 Minutes

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