I’m not really there yet, but next week I’m gonna be doing some introspection as the years ends. Thinking about what was, what went down and what I want for the future. If you’re there soon too, here are a couple of links on productivity and creativity that might be interesting to read as you sit down to plan.
I also want to point out that your DIY Calendar needs to be created now if you’re want to DIY:it in time! There are new pages for sale in my shop: Calendar pages for 2015! Just print, decorate and start planning the most wonderful year ahead! Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions…
Links to Productivity Hacks for the Creative Soul
- Do Less equals Do More. The Art of Being Creative + Productive
Chase Jarvis writes: I’m a huge fan of the concept of “strategic renewal.” Chasing shiny opportunities, working in a reactive state and dealing with each new email that pops up on your phone is not only exhausting – it’s a way to ensure you get nothing done – and it’s simply not sustainable.
- How I Kept a 373-Day Productivity Streak Unbroken
Jamie Todd Rubin writes: As I sit down to write this, I am in the midst of a streak. I have written every day for the last 373 consecutive days. That consecutive day streak is part of a larger streak that began in late February 2013. Since then, I have written 516 out of the last 518 days.
- An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day And Finding Focus
We start every day knowing we’re not going to get it all done or fit it all in. How we spend our time is really a function of priorities…
- The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don’t Wait for Motivation (They Do This Instead)
Franz Kafka is considered one of the most creative and influential writers of the 20th century, but he actually spent most of his time working as a lawyer for the Workers Accident Insurance Institute. How did Kafka produce such fantastic creative works while holding down his day job?
- Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done
Another article by James Clear. He writes: First Law of Motion: An object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by an external force. (i.e. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion. Objects at rest tend to stay at rest.) In many ways procrastination is a fundamental law of the universe. It’s Newton’s first law applied to productivity. Objects at rest tend to stay at rest.
Take care and prosper!