In light of recent events, you may be feeling a bit uncertain of your immediate future.
We’ve created this list of helpful ideas and resources for creatives to try and get some focus back.
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5 things you can do to help each other
4 things you can do to support other creatives
10 things you can
do for your business
Try not to let screens take-over the next few weeks. You should paint, make, build and play as much as possible, as far away from a screen as possible.
3 things you can do for your family/partner
6 things you can do for yourself
Take some time to adjust. This is going to be a different journey for everyone, so stay calm and if you can, take 10 minutes every day to find some mental freedom. We recommend the excellent Headspace and they’re offering some free online meditation classes right now.
Stop the hole of procrastination sucking you in to into it’s evil trap by setting up timed goals, to-do lists, and schedules. Working from home is hard and the hourly news updates at the moment is making that even harder.
We recommend an idea called the Pomodoro technique, where you work for 25 minutes, then you take a break for 5. For every four 25 minute work slots you take a longer 10+ minute break. It’s found to help improve concentration and focus, and also make the breaks where you can do what you want, feel less guilty.
Where safe and legal, get outside and do any amount of exercise possible. Run, walk or pogo-stick. It doesn’t matter. What matters is moving your body and keeping fit. If you have to stay inside for safety or legal reasons, there is a well-known and proven 7-minute you can do with a chair and in one room. Google it.
A show deconstructing famous movie scores. A really entertaining and educational podcast by 3 very funny and talented Australians.
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