I really liked Jason Womack’s tips in this Lifehacker article, How to Kickstart a Low-Productivity Day.
I often use the "walk around" strategy when I’m stuck or tired. Since my home office is in an apartment building, I can take a trip downstairs to get the mail and maybe pop my head outside to breathe some fresh air.
I also love his emphasis on gratitude and connection with others – those are both very important to my productivity and well-being.
Writing Prompt: Take Jason’s suggestion to open up a favourite book to a random page and read for five minutes. Did that spark any ideas you can use in your current writing project? If you need some help making the connection between what you’ve read and what you’re writing, check out this post.
Linda Dessau says
Thanks for stopping by, Jason! I’m glad you liked the prompt – really just an expansion of your great article! Proof that two heads really can create more content than one http://studiodpi.com/linda/2007/05/two_heads_can_c.html – see you on Twitter!
LOVE the prompt…in fact, I just used it and it really, really works!
I’m working on an article for a client, and I always start with the conclusion first (when I’m writing an article). You know, “Begin with the end in mind!”
At any rate, I opened up a book called “small is the new big” by Seth Godin…and, got the inspiration/information I needed to get going!