Here’s a little trick to keep your brain working on your most pressing projects - even when you’re not.
All you have to do is expose yourself to your current challenge just before you head off to lunch, the gym, a meeting, an errand, the shower, whatever.
- Writing a blog post for your business?
–> Sketch a draft, or even just a title, before you go.
- Want a great theme for your product launch?
–> Brainstorm 5 ideas before you leave.
- Need ideas for a big client proposal?
–> Scribble a general outline first.
The End Of Writer’s Block
I use this technique every single day, and it has improved my productivity immensely.
I think of it as putting an egg of an idea under my warm subconscious, and letting it incubate there. By the time I get back from whatever diversion has occupied me, more ideas have hatched!
I can get down to my project with a clearer sense of direction and more motivation. And I never, ever have writer’s block.
To boost your own productivity, simply remember to focus your subconscious on your current challenge or project before you head off to a break or another task. You can even do it at the end of the work day. You’ll find it much easier to make progress when you return.
Over To You
- Do you already do this?
- If not, will you try it?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
[Image by Tom@HK]