For many years I considered myself a night person and while I stil believe that to be true, I am finding myself becoming a really early morning person.
The world of RENDERING and ASSEMBLING video has created these NAP GAPS. I recall stories of how Bob Hope did all the USO shows by catching naps wherever and whenever he could.
What's happening is that my subconcious mind is sort of clearing the plate for the tasks ahead and by napping or doing a little self hypnosis it seems to be giving the juice to be productive.
I mean let's face it, you desk jockeys know the worst case senario is getting ready to work and then sitting in front of the computer waiting for something to happen.
I think in the world of social media it's even worse. "Hey look Facebook, Ooh twitter, oh damn EBAY!"
So here are a few tricks that I am currently employing....
20 Min. Timer
There is an app. But I float this puppy over my work and try to accomplish something in 20 minutes. It's also a good way to take a break when needed. Thanks to TV and 22 min. We are used to working and seeing in 22 min. segments. You can focus a lot in 20 minutes.
Online Video Hulu\
I watch a lot of online video in the background. For work that requires medium focus it works fine. TV and docs have a tendency to be better than Films. Since Films are written to be visual you miss a lot by not watching them. Television on the other hand is still written very RADIO + VISUALS. Most shows you can know what's happening without watching too closely.
Online MUSIC Pandora
I am sure most of you do this already. But music is the default fun cool. My personal problem is that I fricking play and produce music so this can become its own DAMN DISTRACTION. Thus the Classical music is a great default.
(I recently subscribed to Pandora love it. I interviewed Tim Westergren back in the day. And all I can say is CONTINUED SUCCESS.)
b-12 + Caffeine. 5 hour energy etc.
- 5 Hour Energy still works well
- DynaPep- I am liking these days
- Labrada Power Shot
- I also get sublingual b-12 and b complex
I am trying to do more shots than the energy drinks and then drink more water with Enegen C or its equivalent.
I am avoiding Ritalin, Nicotine and Meth at this point. However I am looking forward to BREAKING BAD.
I am in the process of finishing off some rather big projects and have had to take a moment to address my health due to a persitent little cough that popped up. So just a quick entry for my PRODUCTIVE FRIENDS OUT THERE.
David Kamatoy, juggler & producer