I’m guest-posting today for Jeff Goins, who blogs about writing and creativity. He challenged his readers to wake up early and write every day, so I’m guest posting on some practical strategies to help us wake up earlier. Check it out.
I wanted to share another tip that has helped me tremendously with my writing and a variety of other tasks.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that being in the right mental state – being in “the zone” – can have a profound impact on how quickly and how well you work.
Sometimes we seem particularly creative, and our brainstorming and writing will flow with ease and power. Other times, we crank through Email at high speeds with focused concentration.
These mental states are important, but how do we fully utilize them?
Do we just have to act fast when we get in the zone? Or can we create these frames of mind on demand?
I believe we can be fairly creative and focused on cue. And one of the easiest ways to do this is by exploiting one psychological trick.