Complexity can be fun

If something is boring, make it more complex.

Add a trivial challenge to it: brushing your teeth with your left hand.

Add a time limit to it: ‘I have to do this before 5pm’.

Add more rules and structure: here’s 5 headline templates, how can I use them?

Boredom often comes from a lack of structure, a sense of an undefined way to spend ones time, and leads to aimless roaming about.

By adding rules, limits, and challenges, we can make a task more complex and therefore more engaging just like games.

Impose complexity on your work if it feels routine.

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