3 easy tips to staying creative and getting more done!

Do you feel like you are watching more YouTube tutorials than actively applying those new skills you’ve been learning about? Or do you feel like you are constantly scrolling on your phone so that you don’t miss out on something? The fear of missing out is real, and it can really hinder your creative process.

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We are constantly absorbing content. Whether that is for entertaining purposes or wanting to learn something new, it’s easy to get caught in an endless cycle of consuming more than doing.

To help you overcome this overconsumption, I’d like to offer 3 tips to help you stay focussed and creative, while continuing to learn and grow in your desired creative area.

Tip #1: Delete apps that do not benefit you or bring you joy.

So many times our phones will chime with notifications from apps that we wouldn’t open otherwise. We might not even find that particular notification interesting, but then something else inside the platform will keep us engaging. This is a huge time waste and halts creativity.

Tip #2: Network more than socialize.

Social media platforms are designed to keep us on them as long as possible. This is now how they will know what to show you first. If you spend more time on studio memes, then that’s what it will recommend. So why not use this algorithm to your advantage. Talk to people. Have a conversation and network with them on whatever it is you are producing, creating, or trying to achieve. You will soon see more like minded people’s posts instead of pointless tik toks.

Tip #3: Make YouTube playlists for references.

YouTube is probably the number 1 place to go online for “how to” information. There is a tutorial on just about anything you are wanting to learn. I love YouTube and use it to help people learn as well. But, it can put us down a very, very, very long rabbit hole, if we are not careful.

I will add videos I come across during the day to a playlist. You can label and organize these playlists however you want. The goal is to be able to have these videos cataloged for reference when you need them, instead of burning through videos and not remembering what it was you were learning in the first place.

For me, I realized that I was spending more time watching mixing tutorial videos than actually mixing.

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The main goal here is to cut down the time you spend consuming content so that you yourself can implement those things you’ve learned. More doing equals continued success in the areas you are trying to grow in.

- Emily Your music has value!

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