Do you ever wonder how to hack the productivity monster?!?
From one creative being to another, I mean I love a good checklist or to-do list, but I also have shiny object syndrome. So today I want to give you some of my favorite productivity hacks that I use whenever I remember, as often as possible, especially when I feel like nothing is getting done and I’m getting frustrated!
First of all, as a creative person, an artist, a whimsical rebel that you are, don’t let your structure be boring! I know sometimes we can feel like structure is a limitation, but actually, for magical, whimsical people like us, a structure can hold a container and be a very, very, very good thing.
You don’t have to be in the 5 AM club. If that’s not your thing, don’t do it, but I highly, highly recommend finding a schedule that works for you and doing it as much as you humanely, possibly can.
I like to sit down at my desk and start work at pretty much the same time every single day. And….. I also get ready. I know, for those of you who love your pajamas you don’t want to hear this! But what this does for my brain is be like “Ok, we’re working now!”
At the beginning of your day, take 3 minutes and mind dump. Release everything that’s in your brain, and then depending on your goals, circle 1-3 things that will move the needle forward on your most important goal.
Set a certain amount of time and do not check your email, do not get up, do not have any distractions. Guys, sometimes the longest I can do this is 45 minutes. Sometimes an hour. I will only focus on the one thing I’m doing in that hour. You will shock yourself with your productivity success!
I’m also giving you some ideas on what to do for those tasks that keep getting pushed down your list day after day. I want you to get resourceful with your tasks. Can someone else do it? Does it really need to be done?
This is a gift to give to yourself because it will help you so tremendously - speaking from experience. Channel that energy, guide that energy so that it will not stifle your energy at all, but will expand it exponentially and allow you to really begin to truly move the needle forward.
So try these productivity hacks for creative people. You shiny magical wonderful butterflies that you are! Tell me your takeaways, your results, I wanna know, I wanna know!
Key Points Discussed:
Structure is not a limitation! (01:44)
Morning routine (3:07)
Journaling for productivity (03:51)
Set a certain amount of time with NO distractions! (06:29)
Navigate your energy levels (11:35)
How to get your tasks done that might not be on the top of your list (13:05)
This is a gift to give to yourself! (15:24)
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