Here’s a video I recorded at the Royal College of Art (just before I gave a talk to the students) in which I explain how time management can help you become more creative.
Now, many creative people resist the idea of time management, because they like doing things their own way, and because they (rightly) think creativity isn’t something you can fit into a neat system.
But if you take this attitude too far – especially in our hyper-connected world of digital communications – you can end up feeling stressed because of losing track of important commitments and falling behind on them. You can end up in a state of constant anxiety, wondering whether you have forgotten something critical. Which isn’t exactly conducive to creativity!
In these circumstances, a little time management training can go a long way to reclaiming your piece of mind – giving you the time and mental space to focus on your big creative challenges.
Watch the video to learn:
- Why time management matters to creative people (even if they don’t like to admit it!)
- How to manage a portfolio creative career, juggling multiple projects at at time
- Why I use a post-it note for my daily to-do list
- How to avoid constantly checking email on your phone (without relying on willpower)
- How to prioritize between exciting new ideas, deadlines and things that pay the bills
- Where time management shades into big picture career decisions
The lighting wasn’t ideal, so I’m looking a little more sepulchral than usual, but I hope you find the ideas useful.
Thanks to the team at FuelRCA for inviting me to speak – they are doing a great job of providing CPD tailored to the needs of the arts and design students at the college. And they have a cool blog, click here for their notes on my talk.