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 No.4569

How do you stay productive when doing creative tasks that you haven't done before?

 No.4571

Pomodoro Technique
Time Blocking
Day Journaling
Habit Tracking
Feynman Technique
Subject Interleaving
Regular Exercise
Mind-enhancing Drugs
Rubber Ducking
Pre-mortems
Taking a break

 No.4594

>>4571
>Pomodoro Technique
>Regular Exercise
>Rubber Ducking
These have all made me a lot more productive with relatively little effort. Getting a proper 8 hours of sleep every night also helps a lot.

For creative work, I've found that going to art exhibitions, reading magical realist fiction, and keeping a dream journal all help me think more laterally and less linearly.

Caffeine is a big trade-off in my experience: it makes me more productive when doing menial work, but makes me a lot less creative.

 No.4598

>>4594

I've found that you typically have creative work that creates menial work. First, you create the plan. Then, you do the work to finish the plan. Figuring out when you are good at each helps you remove stress by avoiding feeling guilty that you aren't doing creativity well when you should be focusing on menial work and vice versa.

I have also seen that creative work motivates menial work. Too much menial work makes you feel sad and like you have lost track of why you are doing it in the first place. Doing too much creative work upfront might cause you to get stuck at 90% until you can find a way to be creative again.

Of course, when you get stuck in a negative thought spiral, all work suffers. Creative work helps you feel your way out of it in my experience.



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