Focusing the creative brain to actually get things done.

Being a creative professional can be exhilerating. But it can also be frustrating - especially when, like many creatives, you have one of those magical brains that tends to reach for the next shiny thought it sees - even when it's in the middle of a thought already. While this tendency is part of what makes us so good at our jobs, it often gets in the way of getting things accomplished, which can lead to frustration and burnout down the line.

Finding "mind like water"

It's now officially a week and a half into the Happiness Project that I started in mid-May. My goal was to work on productivity; the thought being that if I feel more productive during the day, I'll be happier, and will also free up my time to do other things that make me happy. Happy happy happy. There, I said it.

Evaluating the Work Environment

Recently, I decided on a whim to pick up The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin at my local bookstore. In it, the writer, a journalist by trade, decides to spend a year of her life in a systematic approach to increase her general happiness.

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