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Work Productively

Artur
Armenia
Hi all,

I would like to know, what do you guys usually do in order to work productively?
Is there any particular place you visit where you want to work? Such as coffee shop, countryside, etc. apart from offices.

I'm curious what are the ideal conditions for freelancers to work.

It would be great to hear some opinions.

Cheers.
1 month ago
Signal
Poland
Home+headphones works for me:) ...I live in town but ideally it would be countryside
1 month ago
HerDish
Indonesia
me ....

think my wife and child,
i need to feed them
1 month ago
pink
Greece
I work from home, which I really like.
When I feel creatively drained I meditate or go out with my friends, it depends on my mood.
1 month ago
Ivan F
Canada
For me:
- Less clutter around workstation is better (not always happen for me).
- "Zone out" music sometimes to help mind leave where I am.
- Don't allow destractions from outside source if possible - be at work and focus.
- Know what you are good at for design - focus on what you are good at - don't waste time on what you are not good at.
- Design only in solid colors and use Pantone.
- Good lighting that makes you feel good and does not hurt eyes - I hate fluorescent white light - distracting and irritating... I use incandescent around me.
- If I can't come up with a good idea within a few minutes, move on and maybe an idea will come to you.
1 month ago
shihara
Sri Lanka
Ivan F wrote:
For me:
- Less clutter around workstation is better (not always happen for me).
- "Zone out" music sometimes to help mind leave where I am.
- Don't allow destractions from outside source if possible - be at work and focus.
- Know what you are good at for design - focus on what you are good at - don't waste time on what you are not good at.
- Design only in solid colors and use Pantone.
- Good lighting that makes you feel good and does not hurt eyes - I hate fluorescent white light - distracting and irritating... I use incandescent around me.
- If I can't come up with a good idea within a few minutes, move on and maybe an idea will come to you.


this is true and great!
1 month ago
IdeazDen
India
wrote:
- If I can't come up with a good idea within a few minutes, move on and maybe an idea will come to you.


Right said IVAN
1 month ago
HerDish
Indonesia
Ivan F wrote:
For me:

- Don't allow destractions from outside source if possible - be at work and focus.


i close my FB when designing,
1 month ago
BusinessBuilders
United States
good tips - when I need inspiration I go for a walk with my camera in hand - or to a museum or anywhere with nice things. AND once a week or so I try some new technique with Illustrator - watch one of their tutorials or just play with tools I don't typically use - sometimes you find a whole new way to design!
1 month ago
Artur
Armenia
Thanks for all opinions so far.
Please feel free to share more thoughts.
1 month ago
Mimmo
Italy
do not drink or smoke too much, I am much more productive when I am not high and when I sleep well.
I only party when I get good results, and celebrate only after long and hard work.

also dividing big tasks into smaller tasks helps me manage my time in a better way, I can work for different projects everyday this way.

having the dog around makes me more productive as well.

In general also a good pay makes me more motivated and as a result more productive.

on the other hand most of the times for creative jobs this is how it goes
https://www.designershumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/designershumor_43353631_2197060887219811_2173941733170085888_n-768x768.jpg
1 month ago
LogoPubg
India
Agree with Mimmo. I lost my concentration due to heavy drinking. Now I am unable to concentrate as before.

But i don't think smoking is bad, it depends person to person.

My workplace is full of disturbance, difficult to work. Big family has its disadvantages you know.

Though I went for tracking hill side, long drive and eating in different road side restaurant are my favorite activities to get relax.
1 month ago
Artur
Armenia
Do you guys prefer to work at coffee shops?
A lot of people do that and I wonder why.
1 month ago
DAS
Romania
Artur wrote:
Do you guys prefer to work at coffee shops?
A lot of people do that and I wonder why.


free internet :) and lots of cheap coffee :)
1 month ago
mdsgrafix
Australia
coffee shops can be distracting
some cafes are used as networking areas and can be annoying
i luv solace luckily i live in a quiet street
but to me most importantly you have to be in a good state of mind
and design one logo per docu not diff logos on same docu
1 month ago
Ivan F
Canada
HerDish wrote:
Ivan F wrote:
For me:

- Don't allow destractions from outside source if possible - be at work and focus.


i close my FB when designing,


SM is such a time drain. :)

Coffee shops...yeah free internet - but careful of hackers on open networks - I understand it is fairly easy for them to catch login keys on such open networks.
1 month ago
LogoPubg wrote:
Agree with Mimmo. I lost my concentration due to heavy drinking. Now I am unable to concentrate as before.

But i don't think smoking is bad, it depends person to person.

My workplace is full of disturbance, difficult to work. Big family has its disadvantages you know.

Though I went for tracking hill side, long drive and eating in different road side restaurant are my favorite activities to get relax.

i can relate to that mate... except the drinking part. no drinking,no smoking for me.

music, gardening, long bike ride are my stress busters. regarding productivity.... it all depends on our state of mind. we got to keep our mind in perfect condition in one way or another.
thank you all guys for sharing.
1 month ago
anOra
Indonesia
I just going around with my old scooter till got some fresh air :)
1 month ago
ketut
Indonesia
anOra wrote:
I just going around with my old scooter till got some fresh air :)

agree :)
1 month ago
Tere
United States
Have discipline and stay focused.
-Set up your area that you are most comfortable with fewest interruptions (sometimes that is hard).
-I need a lot of change and need to change to different projects to get a different perspective when I return.
-No clutter
-I work in my chair, feet up, or at a table in my small apartment.
-Stare out at the treetops and sky for inspiration. : )
-Remember to take breaks for health and eye health. when real busy it is easy to neglect this.
-A desk doesn't work for me.
-I drink coffee and tea, but definitely don't like coffee shops, too noisy with too many people.
-I need no noise, total quiet.
-I work all day long off and on and work in the evening if there is something with a deadline. Late is quiet time and no interruptions.
Everyone is different and we chose by our learning styles.
-If you need a lot of noise, play music in the background. You can use earphones.
-If you need quiet and it is hard to find, use earplugs : )

: )
1 month ago