In a past session on FocusMate, my counterpart was reading something online while unconsciously picking and eating whatever came out of his nose. Just a weird habit he developed before anybody told him it wasn't a good idea.
Who said we're not supposed to pick our noses? For me, I guess, it was my parents and grandparents.
I just now had a very productive 50-minute session using FocusMate.com.
The essence: You turn on your video camera and work while somebody else has their camera on as they work. The intention is that you won't be picking your nose or playing games because you know you have stuff to get done and people are watching.
This morning was different in that I used my mobile camera instead of laptop. I created 19 handwritten pages complete with scrawly lines and the slow pace of scribbling with muscles that don't get used frequently instead of quickly typing.
The slower pace was enlightening.
I started just trying to read a book. Then, I got an idea: Self Control -- Control -- Gain Control
Much of what we write about is us trying to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and how we operate in the world. To that end, we need/desire a certain amount of control. It's ultimately self-control, i.e. controlling ourselves as we'd control a vehicle or a pen making letters on a page. We want to find the limits and execute our minds and bodies to match our imaginations of what's possible.
We share our thoughts and experiences and experiments here on 200 words. You can watch us work and we can explore ideas with words and phrases and shared concepts together.
I'm here for self discovery and now, I realize, to gain a degree of self-control and mastery.
Why are you here?