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August 18, 2019

Keeping up the Creativity: Part 1

29 ways to stay creativeRecently a member of our staff came across this little gem of an infographic – “29 Ways to Stay Creative.” We noted that many of these suggestions are already in play in our office and some of the others were great ideas we should implement. So, in the interest of inspiring an even more creative workplace, I’ve decided to create a series taking a closer look at each of these ideas!

#1 – Make Lists

When I am feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of what I need to get done, I stop and make a To Do List.

Brain Dump: I find that starting with an old fashioned brain dump on paper or in a MS doc helps me clear my head and feel less stressed. There are online tools and software solutions available – Microsoft One Note is highly recommended by one of our project managers – but I’m a paper girl.

Prioritize: Take your list and rearrange it with the most important tasks at the top of the list. If some jobs are large or complicated, break them out into action items, and note as sub-action items to the larger task.

Bite the Lemon: Start each day at the top of the list, no matter how big or onerous a project it is. The “lemon” is the project you may not want to tackle, may be unpleasant or complex, but is still a priority. I can’t remember who to attribute this to, but a motivational speaker once said, “Bite the lemon first thing in the morning and everything else will taste sweeter the rest of the day.” Works for me.

Results: You’ll experience less stress. Nothing will fall through the cracks. You’ll be able to focus your time and energy more efficiently. And, nothing feels better that checking things off your list.

Check, check, and check!

 

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Comments

  1. I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this info for my mission.

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