Snub Your Next Deadline and Read This Instead

Snub Your Next Deadline and Read This Instead

Responsible creative people drive healthy competition “I’m not creative, but I’m responsible.” Those who think they’re not creative thrive off of the division of creativity and responsibility. A creative person who demonstrates responsibility is a threat to those people. Schedule free time during the day Rewarding yourself at the end of the day with something you’d like to do after you finish your work is a lovely thought. But sometimes the end of the day feels too far away and instead of working productively to get to that fun activity, you actually end up procrastinating. Try this tip when you don’t have urgent deadlines. Work on your laptop at 50% battery (without access to your charger) Now let’s jump into a productivity hack for when you do have an urgent deadline. When you know you’ll be disappointed if you don’t finish a task in a timely manner, put your phone in a drawer or another room. It sounds so simple, but I still haven’t perfected it since I was a long-time “running late” person. Creative Content Foundations is for you if: You want to launch a career as a freelance writer but you don’t feel 100% confident yet. Your freelance business is struggling and you want to get it back on track.

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Snub Your Next Deadline and Read This Instead

“Creative people are flaky.”

That statement gets my blood boiling a bit, but I do understand where the sentiment comes from.

When distractions are useful in order to ultimately make insightful connections for your job, the line that separates work and goof-off time often gets blurred.

And having frustrating experiences with creative people who are “not reliable in performance or behavior” perpetuates the flaky stereotype.

But who benefits from that belief?

Non-creative people.

Responsible creative people drive healthy competition

“I’m not creative, but I’m responsible.”

Those who think they’re not creative thrive off of the division of creativity and responsibility.

It gives them a reason to feel superior and boast about their follow-through skills that greatly serve work teams.

A creative person who demonstrates responsibility is a threat to those people.

If a creative person is also responsible, a non-creative person has to bring something else of value to the table in order to compete.

Stepping up your game forces everyone else to step up their game as well.

5 unconventional ways to meet deadlines

To make sure your combinatory play doesn’t derail your workday, you need to decide how you want to behave as a creative professional.

Stellar time management and smart judgment calls are keys to stable and viable careers that overcome stereotypes.

Here are five unconventional ways to be responsible in an unconventional environment.

1. Schedule free time during the day

Rewarding yourself at the end of the day with something you’d like to do after you finish your work is a lovely thought.

But sometimes the end of the day feels too far away and instead of working productively to get to that fun activity, you actually end up procrastinating.

So, schedule your reward during the day in addition to your breaks for meals, snacks, and popping outside to get fresh air.

When you get back to work, you won’t daydream about engaging your extracurricular interests.

You’ll probably need to work longer hours, but that’s the trade-off for the instant gratification of having time for yourself embedded in your workday.

Try this tip when you don’t have urgent deadlines. Knowing you occasionally have this freedom might help motivate you at crunch time.

2. Work on your laptop at 50% battery (without access to your charger)

Now let’s jump into a productivity hack for when you do have an urgent deadline.

Go to a coffee shop or library knowing that you only have a 50% battery life on your laptop, and don’t bring your charger.

If your coworker, client, or boss is waiting to receive your work and your battery percentage is steadily decreasing, ignoring your deadline just isn’t an option.

You can also use this…

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