Hofstadter's law.

Here is this week’s 1% MORE—4 short prompts using Mind over Tech’s M.O.R.E framework to trigger tiny improvements to your digital habits.

This week's theme is: 🎯 Purpose

Mindsets and habits to identify and pursue what is important to you in your digital life.


a trigger to inspire motivation

Scholar Douglas Hofstadter’s insight into the difficulty of accurately estimating the length of time things take:

“Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.”

Source: Gödel, Escher, Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid


an approach to gather data

Be curious about how the length of each digital action you take (wether that’s sending a message, checking social media, or buying something online).

Are you aware of when each action starts and ends?


a prompt to inspire change

What is the difference between how long you imagine a digital action will take, and the reality of how long it really takes from beginning to end?


an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

Observe the total time cost of a seemingly simple digital action and see what the impact is once all of the consequences of it have played out.

Try this experiment

Each week we invite you and others from our community to run this experiment together. Learn from and support each other to realise 1% gains in your digital life.

It's free!

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Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech