5 Ways to Stay Productive!


For those of you who don't know me or may be new to my blog, I always have a creative project going on.  I am either writing a book or cutting & pasting a zine together or making things for my art blog or working on a D.I.Y. project for my house!  I like to stay busy and I like to get things done.

Obviously everybody lives differently and works different shifts and has different amounts of motivation and free time, but here are 5 ways that I stay productive in my every day life.

1.  Get up early.

Because I usually work the 3-11 shift at my job, that means that utilizing my mornings is crucial to getting things done.  I usually like to get up at 7 so then I can go to the gym, get some of my daily writing done, and do whatever strikes my fancy.

2.  Use down time to your advantage.

I am a guest services agent at a hotel which means that most of my job is spent standing in front of a computer screen.  A lot of the time I am busy checking people in and doing other things but I always keep my google docs open in another internet tab so that if I get some down time at work, I can get a little bit of writing done.

3.  Make the most of your space.

The picture above is one of my current desk space.  As you can see, that's where I keep everything. There are some Christmas cards, pens, markers, a candle, washi tape, my laptop, my collage papers. Basically, all kinds of things I need to work on my creative endeavors.

4.  Stay inspired.

Go on Pinterest.  Read a book.  Take a nap.  Watch a movie.  Do whatever you need to do to stay inspired and creative with your work.

5.  Take a break.

If you're not feeling it, you're not feeling it.  Have a cup of coffee and give yourself a little break. Then start up on your work again.  You'll feel more relaxed and more inspired.

Do you have any tips of your own?  Feel free to share in the comments.

Take care,
Marian

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