I read about focus mate. Main principle is Human Accountability. You start a video session with a stranger and just do your work. This happens while the video camera is ON. I suppose just the fact that someone is watching you, alone prevents you from procrastinating.

I can see it working for at least some personality types, for whom external accountability matters more. (Obligers) I assume people for whom internal accountability matters do not procrastinate at all. (I may be wrong)

Then there are rebels (As per Gretchen Ruben's personality types) who do not give a damn one way or the other. I suppose such people may not even want to start a session.just because …

I'm gonna try it. They have a few free sessions, just to try out.

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