Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Do you work for 8 hours?

Do you work for a full 8 hours or are you just filling up 8 hours?

Most creatives claim that they don't have enough time, but do they use the time they have wisely? Are they setting their own deadlines? Are they weeding out the unneccesary tasks of the day?

Most will answer NO. Think about a full 8 hour shift at your day job. Your filled up and busy the entire time. You think your slammed right? But then something happens and an emergency comes up and you are going to have to leave 2 hours early. You know this ahead of time so you plan for it and you don't rush but you try to get everything done. This is when something amazing happens and somehow everything you had planned for your 8 hour day get completed in 6 hours.

Ever have this happen before?

We tend to overthink things and all the thinking takes up so much time. We imagine our tasks will take much longer then they actually do and your days get filled with fluff. We end up thinking so much that the thoughts actually take longer than the action.

Take some time and track how long tasks really take you. Create deadlines for yourself so you have an endgame to work towards. Stop thinking about the task and just jump in! and remember this works for all areas of your life not just your work or your art. 

I personally spent at least 5-10 minutes thinking about and planning when i was going to go online to fill out a tax form. I went on the site and wasn't sure where to go so i told myself i would check back later. Then i decided i needed to get it done, i went in thinking i will just figure it out and get it over with. The entire process of figuring it out and finding the page took maybe 3 minutes.

Your time is important, Use it wisely.

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