Micro/Weekly - Tracking Habits + Organizing Systems

Learn about habits + systems

Goals mean nothing if your actions donโ€™t work towards them, and we are systematic beings. There is no room for just waiting for tomorrow, we need to rely on our habits and systems to get things done!

The tool of choice that I use to do all of this research, habit tracking, and life organization (not to mention organizing for PolyInnovator and OmniContent), is Notion HQ. I chose this tool after trying dozens of others. I even wrote a long post on Medium a while back (remade for the OmniBlog), that listed out all of the Task and Project Management Tools out there.

Current iteration of this level, subject to change.
Note: This page is still being fleshed out, so some topics are a bit short.

PolyInnovation Levels of Abstraction:

This is the fourth layer of the PIOS, and is formerly, Self-Improvement - Habits and Systems. Which are the subsystems of the brain that we cultivate over time of doing various tasks. Consistently going to the gym will create a gym habit for example. Learn more about the system here:

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The PIOS, or PolyInnovation Operating System, is a multi-faceted approach to life and lifelong learning. Creating a plan on all the layers of abstraction to your life, and cultivating INPUT as well as OUTPUT.

Day to Day Tracker

Your daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or EVEN yearly tracking

Yes it is more about how you start, which is the day you are on, today. Everything matters in the present, but it is very motivating to be able to look back and see man you did a year of the habit!

The tracking is to keep you on the path towards building the system, there hits a certain point where a habit becomes a system. It is hard to describe, and is an area I am learning more about myself. As if it becomes second nature, like me listening to music while I work.


Habit Building

This could be linked to your Input and Output databases, so you can check off that you created content today, or pursued some item in your Modegree. Perhaps checking off one of your workouts for the week.


Create Database and Pages for Useful Items

Such as your workout plan, recipe book, expenses log, and various others to keep track of your life.


Systems Check

By using Notion it allows you to create views of various databases, such as your learning Modegree, or the daily habits you pursue.

I am aiming for this level to be a consolidation dashboard for many of these.


Consistency of your Habits and Systems

What matters is that you keep these up. One example I give is that habits are like an hourglass. The compound effect can go both ways, if you build yourself up, then over time it will double/triple/etc.

However the opposite can be true, if you neglect your Four Pillars, and thereby habits. Then you start to degrade, and fail to live out your desires. That dissonance of what you think you should be, and what you are; It starts to create a negative mindset, which then drags you down further.

Currently this is the portion/segment of the PIOS where I am still building more info and tools on. Meaning my knowledge is vast in this area, as I have been pursuing the PIOS myself for over a decade (in various iterations). However I want to provide stronger tools, and system models more importantly to help you along with your journey. At this point in time I simply tell people to learn more about how habits actually work, how the brain works (so you know why habits form), and to go read Atomic Habits by James Clear.

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The tool of choice that I use to do all of this research, habit tracking, and life organization (not to mention organizing for PolyInnovator and OmniContent), is Notion HQ. I chose this tool after trying dozens of others. I even wrote a long post on Medium a while back (remade for the OmniBlog), that listed out all of the Task and Project Management Tools out there.

Notion came on top because of the flexibility and control you have over it. Such as one feature that I love, is that each line in a database is itโ€™s own page or document. Unlike other tools that have to link to a separate tool altogether like Google Docs.I encourage you to try out Notion, as it is one of the only companies I care about enough to call an affiliate to PolyInnovator. That is how much I enjoy using it.

Since that these are the only two resources to share at the moment, then stay tuned for when I have more to offer you!

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