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🤓 Why Productivity Matters
Productivity is often viewed as a necessary evil. We have to be productive to get things done, but the process of being productive can feel like a drag.
However, there are some real benefits to being productive. It can help us get more done in less time, complete projects, and ultimately achieve the goals we've set out.
When we're productive, we're able to focus our attention on the task at hand and not be distracted by other things. We get into a state of flow to work more efficiently and get more done.
There are several ways to be more productive. Some people prefer to keep track of their productivity with apps and tools. Others find that setting goals and deadlines helps them stay on track. And some simply commit themselves to be more productive each day.
No matter what your approach, increasing your productivity can have a positive impact on your life.
Here you'll find everything you need to improve your productivity to help you complete those unfinished projects, goals, and to-do lists. From time management tips to task-tracking methods, we've got you covered.
🖌️ Productivity for Creatives
Productivity is key for creative individuals because it allows us to share our ideas with the world. We all have unique methods when starting something new. Some of us can sit and work on one task relentlessly until its conclusion. Others might take days or weeks to finalize a project Performance should not be a hindrance either way.
So why does productivity matter for creatives?
Focusing on being creative and productive are interconnected because they both involve using your time in a practical and imaginative way to achieve a goal. Productivity is about getting things done, while creativity is about coming up with new ideas. Time management principles can help you be successful in both of these areas.
🎨 How to Become a Productive Creative Person
Being productive doesn't mean being busy all the time — it means doing less of the non-essential things. You have to learn how to eliminate distractions.
How much can you simplify your daily schedule, whether for work, at home, or with a hobby? How many steps can you streamline and automate?
For example, if you're a web designer, can you utilize pre-made templates or themes to quicken the design process? If you write articles or blogs, can you use a text expander to insert standard blocks of text? And lastly, if music production is your thing - make full use of DAW templates.
What tasks can you outsource so that you don't have to worry about them anymore?
Ultimately, what truly matters is not how many hours you've spent working but how much time you have left to focus on the important things.
"Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort." —Paul J. Meyer
"The key to productivity is not time management, it's self-management." —Tony Robbins
✏️ How-to Guides
How to be Productive: Why Productivity Matters for Creatives
📓 Book Notes
- Make Time - Jake Knapp
- Four Thousand Weeks - Oliver Burkeman