#12 – 3 simple creative habits that will triple your output

With the coming up release of my FREE Routine Workbook “8 steps to map out a sustainable creative routine & an incredible artistic adventure”, I will be talking to you about 3 of those habits that will maximize your creative output – short-term and long-term.

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3 simple creative habits that will triple your output

#1 Exercise

“Typically, people who exercise, start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. Exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change.” – Charles Duhigg says in The Power of Habit

TED Talk by Neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki 

Practical Steps:

#1Find the exercise that is right for you

My own fitness journey and exercise plan.

#2 Be realistic about how often you can work out and where

#3 Stick to the routine for 3 months to create a habit

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#2 Community

You are the sum of people you surround yourself with.
Willpower is not enough. You will fail with the wrong people around you.

Filter the people around you.
Get rid of those who suck you out and tear you down. There are those people – coworkers, even family members, so-called friends. Don’t feel obliged to socialize with them.

Find the people who are where there today where you want to be tomorrow. They will exemplify the change for you. And spend more time with them. Ask them questions. Ask them for favours. Be helpful, don’t be afraid.

Practical Steps:

#1 Find local communities (f.e. on MEETUP).

#2 Be helpful.

#3 Find accountability partners.

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#2 Sleep

“The cultural idea of sleeping when you’re dead will only accelerate the day that it becomes your reality.” ― Shawn Stevenson, Sleep Smarter.

Sleep deprivation effects:

  • weight gain
  • depression
  • stress
  • sicknesses of all kinds
  • lack of concentration
  • mood changes

“You will perform better, make better decisions, and have a better body when you get the sleep you require.” ― Shawn Stevenson, Sleep Smarter.

Practical Steps:

#1 Turn off screens or at least the blue lights 90 mins before bedtime.

#2 Create an evening routine (bathroom routine + gratitude, prayer, journaling or reading)

#3 Go to sleep around 10 PM to get the most out of REM sleep. Get up earlier and create a morning routine to manage this change.


 

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