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  • GHDO for August 8: Thoughts Sailing Across Still Water

    August 9, 2020

    "Groundhog Day Do Over: Brain Lake Stillness" Hey guys! It’s August 8, which means it’s time for another (NOT) Groundhog Day Resolutions Review.

    In last month’s report I described how extreme social isolation seemed to be one way I could get things done more consistently. I had even found precedent for this in the book The Creative Habit. Thus encouraged, I vowed to put **extra emphasis*** on enforcing my creative isolation to see if I could make better progress on the software work that has been dragging on.

    So how did the Creative Bubble work out? Pretty well…with an unexpected twist! (more…)

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    DSri Seah
  • “Embracing the Creative Bubble” Followup

    August 4, 2020

    In my last not Groundhog Day report I had a theory that The Creative Bubble—essentially a very strict form of creative isolation—might help me overcome the continual resistance I feel toward work. My attitude had been poor and I was irritable all the time; perhaps by unapologetically adapting an extreme creative isolation so I could FINALLY GET SOME WORK DONE IN PEACE would help alleviate the frustration?

    The answer is YES…with a surprise twist: the long-time resistance I feel was maybe not my fault at all.

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    DSri Seah
  • Winning the Day in the DS|Cafe

    July 27, 2020

    "Winning the Day Tracking Spreadsheet" One of the features I like on the Virtual Coworking Cafe Discord is the special WINNING THE DAY role, which is awarded periodically when someone posts something that seems like a “win”.

    If you want to get an earful of my practice and theory with communities, check it out the full article on Patreon; I posted it there because it’s highly relevant to my stated Patreon’s mission of “creating nerdy coworking communities” :-)

     

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  • GHDO for July 7: Embracing the Creative Bubble

    July 8, 2020

    "Groundhog Day Do Over: Embracing the Creative Bubble" Happy July 7th! In this month’s “(Not) Groundhog Day Resolutions” review, I’m coming to the close of an investigation into task prioritization as a useful productivity strategy. An unexpected insight is WOW I HAVE A LOT OF FRUSTRATION IN ME and while prioritization by itself wasn’t the answer, I may have learned a few new tricks to deal with it.

    Let’s get into it! (more…)

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    DSri Seah
  • Prioritization 3: Hormones, Carbs, and Creative Bubbles

    June 27, 2020

    "Excerpt from 'The Creative Habit'" It’s the third week of learning how to focus on-demand, and it’s still been tough going. Last week I struggled with feeling like a jerk as I tried to prioritize my time needs over others. I didn’t feel so bad about that this week, but it still wasn’t great. It was downright depressing toward the end, in fact. That said, some interesting patterns have started to emerge. (more…)

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    DSri Seah