It’s hard to be an indie author. There’s always so much to do: writing, editing, marketing, and all the things that go with running a business. On top of that, a lot of people write as a side gig. With that in mind, here are some productivity tips to help you get the most out of your day, in no particular order.
- “How To Boost Your Creativity The Einstein Way—With Combinatory Play” on Trello: Find patterns between apparently dissimilar things with combinatory play by cross training your brain, doing mundane activities, sleeping, and indulging in your inner copycat.
- “65 (Productive) Things to Do When You’re Bored at Work” on Career Contessa: Includes updating your email signature, organizing your files, and watching TED talks.
- Thrive Global: Improve your well-being and performance.
- “10 Fruitful Ways to Spend 10 Free Minutes” on Productive Flourishing: Includes journaling for five minutes, stretching, and reading books.
- “Tips from the people behind your favorite Google products” on Google: Includes using search to find covers of your favorite songs, using Google maps to figure out how to beat the crowds at places, and turning Gmails into todo lists.
- “What Emails Reveal About Your Performance At Work” on Josh Bersin: High performers tend to send email with concise subject lines, among other things.
- “Markdown Preview Enhanced” on shd101wyy.github.io: Easy way to write Markdown, which can be good for projects.
- “Oh, The Things You’ll Find” on Google: A poem about search.
- “The 5 Moments of Need” on The 5 Moments of Need: “A framework for gaining and sustaining effective on-the-job performance of employees and work teams.”
- “Finding Time to Write” on Deanna Cabinian: Includes getting up earlier, taking notes, and breaking up projects.
- “Time for Happiness” on Harvard Business Review: “Time poverty exists across all economic strata, and its effects are profound. Research shows that those who feel time-poor experience lower levels of happiness and higher levels of anxiety, depression, and stress. They experience less joy. They laugh less. They exercise less and are less healthy. Their productivity at work is diminished.”
How do you stay productive? Share in the comments!