Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, & Sharpen Your Creative Mind
As a brand, interactive, and proposal agency, our daily work at Keystone Resources requires innovation, problem solving, and creativity. On any given day, we must balance a variety of tasks, communicate effectively with our project stakeholders, design innovative solutions for our clients, and meet project budgets and timelines while also seeking to exceed expectations.
This near constant flow of work can be out of sync with our more finite levels of daily mental energy if we do not seek out ways to meet the demands while also managing our own energy levels. In order to be successful, we are always looking for fresh strategies to better manage our day-to-day tasks while still having time to exercise our creativity in order to put forth our best projects.
Throughout this process, we have found one resource in particular to be especially helpful in developing our efficiency and focus: 99u’s book, Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, & Sharpen Your Creative Mind. This little book is filled with advice from several authors on how to do just that – manage daily tasks amid the chaos, build a personal routine to ensure that work gets done at the most optimal times, and to allow time to focus on the creative tasks that matter most. We are currently reading this guidebook together as a team, spending three weeks on every section because forming a new habit requires a minimum of 21 days.
- Week 1: Read the section and present to the team in 90 seconds what we each learned and that we think will have an impact on our work
- Week 2: Set a goal based on our findings and share this with the team
- Week 3: Explain how implementing the new goal changed our work for the better.
Throughout the process, we are sharing our findings and new goals in the hopes that others will be able to take this journey with us, finding a bit of creative work inspiration along the way.
If you are also searching for a guidebook that can help make your daily work more scheduled, focused, and creative, look no further. You can pick up your own copy from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/29zow6Q. Follow us on Twitter at @kr_creative to see what goals members of the team have set along the way.