Today I want to share some tips I’ve learned along the way that have helped an attention deficient person like myself become super effective and amplify my flow states.
I hope this inspires you 🙂
FIRST, THINGS FIRST
I don’t like working, but I do like creating change for others and myself. I’m sure there are some passionate beings out there that can work non-stop, I’m not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, I love crafting experiences for my audience and I love consulting and helping my clients create whatever they desire.
What I don’t love is constantly suffering with ineffective systems that waste my time and my client’s time. Or even worse randomly doing things without inspiration or purpose.
One of the reason, I created Quest and the Playbook system was so I would get clear and work in a flow state, instead of a aggravated and annoyed state. The energy behind the work does matter!
Own your day! In fact, I have adopted a lot of my morning principles from one of my favorite books by Aubrey Marcus is called Own the Day, Own Your Life
This book is full of wealth. Among the his tips, I have really adopted include:
* hydration especially waters with added lemon and sea salts.
* intentional breathing.
* hot and cold showers.
* getting my cheeks in daylight first thing in the morning.
But if there was ONE thing that I would call a game changer, that would be my meditation retreat each morning.
What’s a meditation retreat? It’s starting my day with a question about my desires. For example, what would my desires for life love to move me to create today? And then I will start breathing… in and out until a visual comes in. Sometimes I will see ribbons of light and other times I will see my future day play out. I will see my incredibly strong body successfully make it through a Pilates class and then lush a healthy juice with friends, etc.
My meditation retreat only lasts about 5-10 minutes and sometimes I do it while still laying in bed from the night before.
After that I hydrate, move just enough to get the blood flowing, and get some natural light. Which all takes another 5ish minutes. Then I will get to work with some caffeine for about and hour. That hour is used to either get our email out or research potential guests and collaborators. Then I take a break and don’t work about until either 2 pm for a couple hours or that evening – depending on what I’m working on.
I’ve been doing this type of morning routine for about seven or eight months. It’s become become a natural habit. It seems to offer me a lot of clarity, focus and flow.
Now that I’ve shared what works for me, I’m curious if you’ve watched yourself and if you are aware of the best time for you to work on certain things?
Is it first thing in the morning? After a workout? In the evening? When are you in your flow zone? I invite you to watch yourself. When do you feel the most burnout? What if that was when you took a bath and checked out with Netflix? Or maybe a walk is needed? What if changing just one thing – the time you work could change everything?!
Lastly, I just want to mention that if you aren’t feelin’ it, you won’t put out your best work — and in the work we do as creatives that is so important