October 2, 2022
If you go to the coffeeshop to be around others working, like running with a friend, enjoy studying along with any of the "study with me" videos - that's body doubling. It's a method to help get you over the motivational bump and start the thing that you need/want to do.
Body doubling is quite flexible in how it can be done; others can participate with you, such as in the running with a friend example, or their presence alone can be just as useful, like the "study with me" videos.
The tasks associated with body doubling are also flexible - from chores like taking out the trash, to creative pursuits like practicing a musical instrument or painting, to work-related tasks like finishing an expense report or powerpoint deck.
At its core, body doubling converts your motivation to be there for others into a motivation to accomplish your own task - by knowing someone else is there with you doing the same thing, you feel motivated to do it too. 
As mentioned above, body doubling is flexible in how it works. The steps I describe below are what we at Double have observed as those that work for us, but are not definitive by any means.
We're launching Double today to solve the problems we face and want to help others accomplish their tasks, do their hobbies, and connect with others doing the same. If you'd like to give Double a try, click below to check it out!