Peer into the pockets of a 6-year-old child and you’ll discover the collections that reflect his interests: the sticks, the pebbles, the marbles, and other miscellaneous knickknacks of youth; although you’re realistically more likely to discover these items clanking around in your clothes dryer. Who forgot to check pockets yet again before throwing the clothes into the laundry hamper?
What were in your ‘pockets’ 15 years ago, 10 years ago, 5 years ago, last year? You had hopes, you had dreams, you had aspirations. And then you had to graduate from college, find a job, pay bills, and the list goes on.
Don’t allow your dreams to fall by the wayside.
Productivity tip: Create structure in your life with routines and habits. Contrary to popular perception, routines and habits are not the enemies of creativity. Designate daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly times to do the things you have to do like pay taxes, have your car serviced, schedule dentist appointments, do the laundry, and grocery shopping. Be pleasantly surprised by how this frees up your time to do the things you like and want to do.Image courtesy of sirikul/FreeDigitalPhotos.net