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Alan Turing is one of history's first computer scientists. Not only was he a mathematician, logician, and cryptanalyst, he was also one of the most influential figures in the modelling of the first computer. You don't accomplish all that without some clever productivity tricks.
We often discuss the importance of taking breaks to be more productive, but the folks at PayScale have put together a great explanation for exactly why you shouldn't work more than 90 minutes at a time. It all has to do with our basic rest activity cycle.
Not every game is about winning. Amidst the rise in tabletop gaming, dozens of storytelling games have emerged that challenge you or your teammates to create entertaining stories instead of beating each other. If you want to hone your skills as a creative writer, these are an excellent way to start.
Playing tabletop RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons or Pathfinder thankfully doesn't carry the same stigma it once did. That's great because as this TEDx talk explains, the game can do a lot to help you in real life.
Chrome: One of the best things you can do as a designer is get input from other sources to inspire you. Palettab helps by showing you a new colour and font pairing every time you open a new tab in Chrome.
If you have the flexibility in your schedule to do it, start your day with something creative and inspiring. Maybe it's that novel or short story you've been working on, or a painting, or a craft project. Whatever it is, if you can, give it your first hour. It's uninterrupted time, and a good start to the day.
Boredom, daydreaming and idle time are all important for creativity and motivation, as well as your mental health. This video reinforces the idea, pointing out that while none of us will ever be lauded for staring out of the window, it's exactly what more of us need to do to stay happy, healthy and inspired.
The magic of productivity is really to just get started. You may know that already, but the reverse of that message — to wait for inspiration to strike before you really do something — keeps us from doing great work, says artist and photographer Chuck Close.
Everybody has the potential to be creative but many of us don't do anything to release that creativity. Self-doubt and apprehension about whether we even have the skill level to create something that is truly unique can stop a lot of us from even trying. Here's a personal story about how I'm trying to pull my finger out and reconnecting with my creative side along with some advice on how to do so.