How to Get Organized (Article 10)

There’s a reason why the term “creative chaos” is used to describe the creative process. It’s because there’s no rhyme or reason to it.

While it’s true that the creative process can be chaotic, there are some things we can do to make it a bit more orderly.

In this post I’ll share seven tips to get your life organized so you can focus on creating.

1. Make A Weekly Plan

Planning your week ahead of time is an incredibly useful tool for helping you stay on track. Whether you use a pen and paper, a simple excel spreadsheet, or a digital calendar, it’s easy to set goals and keep them in mind.

2. Set a Daily Schedule

Your daily schedule isn’t just for productivity; it also helps you stay on track.

It helps you plan out your day and remind you of what you need to do. It also gives you a sense of accomplishment when you complete a task.

3. Do One Thing At A Time

When we multi-task, we tend to get distracted by the new tasks and lose track of our original intention. Instead, do one thing at a time. Don’t try to start working on three different tasks at once. If you can do one thing well, you’ll be much more productive.

4. Set Boundaries

We can all be distracted by the new email that comes in or the Facebook notification on our phone. But setting boundaries helps us focus on what’s most important. If something comes up that requires immediate attention, don’t let it distract you from what you were supposed to be doing.

5. Use the Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro technique is a method to help you focus on your work. Simply pick a timer, set it for 25 minutes, and work on one task. Once the timer goes off, take a 5 minute break and then repeat the process.

6. Use Technology To Your Advantage

Use technology to your advantage. For example, using Google Docs to write a blog post is easier than using a pen and paper. You can easily save your progress, collaborate with other people, and get feedback on your writing.

7. Take a Break

It’s important to take breaks throughout the day. Even if you’re just taking a five minute break, that’s better than nothing. You’ll be much more productive if you take regular breaks.

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