I’ve been spending a good bit of time lately … ironically … trying to figure out how to be more productive with my time.
It’s something that I’ve always struggled with creatively when I’ve got a limited amount of time in the day and a seemingly endless list of things that I want to do, and as much as it pains me because at least time-wise I’m not really much of a structured person, I have a feeling that there are multiple areas of my life that could probably benefit from having a bit more organization.
I really enjoyed this Casey Neistat video that I watched a few weeks ago about how he manages his time, and I feel like I can relate to enough of the values and what Casey deems important to him to try and benefit from some of the experience that he offers in trying to maximize the time that he has every day…
So the photo you see at the top of this post is my first crack at this new visualization – essentially what I would envision to be a productive workday for me. It’s most certainly not what I’m doing right now, and I’m sure that it can use some tweaks along the way – that’s why I bought the cool, mini whiteboard so that I can move things around and experiment as I try to figure out what works best for me. But that’s the general idea – start with a goal that I can work towards, and then adjust as needed as I can get my day closer to actually lining up with what’s actually there on the board.
And mind you, this only covers actually planning out my day. I have a feeling there’s an entirely separate discussion or three to have about avoiding distractions and really making the most out of each one of those little blocks on the line, but we’ll talk about that when we get there… 😉