Creative productivity is all about habits. Here’s a super quick weekly ritual (you could even do it daily) to have a brilliant week … every week
It’s a funny paradox — if you want to be more productive, especially as a creative professional, the best thing you can do for your output is to establish regular rituals.
But as busy as we are today, an hour every morning to meditate might not be in the cards. Here’s a six-minute ritual you can do weekly (or daily) to boost your productivity — and your happiness.
Drop me a comment if you use any or all of these, and let me know how they work for you!
In this 18-minute episode, I talk about:
- Four painless steps to put you into a more productive mindset
- The powerhouse technique (backed by science!) to improve your attitude and energy levels
- A simple tweak to help you set your priorities — it’s easy and it actually works
- The one-minute sanity preserver — you can use this any time you’re feeling crummy
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The Show Notes
- James Clear’s list of core values (remember, you can adapt or add to these)
- Useful little productivity book if you like sports analogies and examples: Organize Tomorrow Today
- My podcast on 2 EQ “Hacks” — for making positive change and handling hurt feelings
- I always love it when you say hi over on Twitter @soniasimone!
Barbara Samuel says
I listened to this episode a couple of weeks ago and have been practicing it ever since. It is enormously helpful and grounds me to start the day. I’ve added back 10 minutes of meditation every day before starting anything, and it’s been very helpful–and although that’s not exactly the point, my productivity has risen dramatically.
Love the podcast. Wanted to give a shout-out to this episode in particular. Thanks!
Sonia Simone says
Aw, thanks Barbara. Lovely to see you here!
I’m so glad you’re finding this useful. <3
Matthew K. Loomis says
I’ve listened to this one a couple of times. I really like your practice of determining four personal values and then writing about one of them each week/day. I’ve been doing this on Monday’s but find myself some other days wanting to start off with it….is this a sign I should do it more often?
Inspiring practice and now this is also motivating me to get back to starting my day with my own “spiritual meditation” too, instead of jumping on Facebook or emails or other junk.
Love your show.
Sonia Simone says
I think it has value as an energizer, and also to ground you and help you remember your own priorities, any time. So absolutely, if you feel moved to do it more often, I think that’s probably an excellent idea. 🙂
I find myself often reviewing mine as I’m going to sleep, thinking about how they connect with the day I’ve just had.