Procrastination – Life is full of uncertainties. Myriads of happenstance will come up like a bubble and will leave you battling and crawling up with the hours given to finish your day. If you come to think of it, managing your time will squeeze your juice and leave you drain at some point. Given by the fact, we, human beings are full of expectancy that will drawn us to the fact that we are almost there, sufficed with the small amount of time, at least.
Scrolling your news feed and reacting to the recent posts of your comrades vanishes our time and we are not fully aware of it how it kills our productivity. And after the day, same scenario will play and the cycle continues with similar sentiments and frustration. Yet we wonder and complain; there’s no enough time! Are there really not enough hours in the day? There are mere mortals among us who possess the same number of earth hours yet produce a phenomenal volume of work.
Take a Look of their Habits
Well, imitating their habits will not make you a lesser person. Let’s explore and dive in into the daily habits of successful creatives to contemplate and identify what steps you can follow and make your time wisely used.
Majority of the creators makes a list of rules which they consult on a daily basis. Although this is not a set routine will direct them to get up and do the math.
Haruki Murakami, a Japanese novelist, short story writer, and essayist who promulgates and follows to a strict routine.
“When I’m in writing mode for a novel, I get up at 4:00 am and work for five to six hours. In the afternoon, I run for 10km or swim for 1500m (or do both), then I read a bit and listen to some music. I go to bed at 9:00 pm. I keep to this routine every day without variation. The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism. I mesmerize myself to reach a deeper state of mind.” For Murakami, it is not the routine itself that is the important thing. The routine is merely a stepping stone to a deeper state of being which enabled him to do his best work.
Another creator, Steven Pressfield, an American author who wrote The War of Art. Pressfield also emphasized the importance of consistency and commitment.
In his statement, “When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us… we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete.” In his work The War of Art Pressfield introduces us to the forces at play which attempt to prevent you from doing good work. He calls these invisible, but strongly felt forces “the resistance.”
Here are five steps to get you started:
Step 1: WHY?
Think deeply and identify your why’s to establish your daily routine. What do you want to obtain? What do you want to accomplish? Is it really necessary?
Step 2: WHEN SHOULD I GET STARTED?
Start today. Stop procrastinating, get up and crack your bones!
Step 3: BE COMMITED
The greatest enemy is yourself. If you choose to be a couch potato then wait for your life to be messed. Set your goals and get some discipline. You get to decide what kind of person you wish to be. Are you someone who carves out time to actively pursue better habits or one who easily succumbs to lazy habits?
Step 4: CALENDAR IS THE KEY
Highlight your priorities and get started. Take time to plot the important activities down to the lesser one. More generally, this will direct you and keep track of your daily tasks to be done accordingly.
Step 5: WORK AND TAKE A BREAK WHEN NECESSARY (it will always be)
It is very essential to balance your working mode and break time. You’re just a human, you cannot accomplish everything without taking a quick diversion. A brain that is tired and exhausted is less likely to generate fresh and exciting ideas.
Life is not all about work. Storm away from the screen, spare some time and get frenzy with your family and friends.