Episode #31 // How to Make the Daily Grind Dreamy

"Busy isn't the solution for getting things done, it's being productive and enjoying what you do."
- Emily Thompson

This week we’re exploring how to make the daily grind a little more dreamy. Even though we love our jobs as creative entrepreneurs, we’re no strangers to getting bogged down in the day-to-day unglamorous side of things. So we’re talking about how to get in the right mindset with your dream job, so you can be more productive and happy too.

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Post-vacation depression and getting back into work
  • How to make the daily grind a little more dreamy
  • Getting in the right mindset with meditation
  • Accepting the mindset that a dream job is not always dreamy
  • Habits and routines for the daily grind—and sometimes breaking those routines
  • Leveraging your creative pack to make your daily grind more dreamy
  • Setting some boundaries in your daily grind
  • Actionable tips to make the daily grind a little more dreamy

Meditation for Creative Entrepreneurs

KATHLEEN SAID:

'Sitting quietly with yourself for just 20 minutes a day can do wonders.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'I always like to do the creative stuff first. It really helps set the tone and gives my day momentum.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Even if you're not physically at work, find mental & energetic boundaries to leave work at work.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'As creative entrepreneurs we get in a cycle of doing mundane stuff because it feels really productive.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'If things don't feel dreamy and you're speaking it out loud, you're giving it that much more power.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet

Busy vs Productive for Creative Entrepreneurs

EMILY SAID:

'I really love summer and I'm having a hard time getting back to work even though I love what I do.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Even though it is hard, you have to put things into perspective and think how is it REALLY undreamy?' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Routines are very important for creating success, but it's easy to routine yourself into a rut.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Nothing's going to fix really being down in your daily grind more than walking away from it.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Busy isn't the solution for getting things done, it's being productive and enjoying what you do.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Post-vacation depression and getting back into work
  • How to make the daily grind a little more dreamy
  • Getting in the right mindset with meditation
  • Accepting the mindset that a dream job is not always dreamy
  • Habits and routines for the daily grind—and sometimes breaking those routines
  • Leveraging your creative pack to make your daily grind more dreamy
  • Setting some boundaries in your daily grind
  • Actionable tips to make the daily grind a little more dreamy

RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

MORE FROM KATHLEEN

Braid Creative
The Braid Method Branding ECourse

MORE FROM EMILY

Indie Shopography
Rock Your Web Design Business
Indie Tactics Newsletter

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