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Nine Tips for Getting Started With Time Tracking

A very good guest post by Matt Mazur - if you enjoy this (and I think you will), then you can find his blog at mattmazur.com. He currently runs two business apps: Preceden.com, a tool for making timelines, and jMockups, a high fidelity web design tool. Here's Matt -

Nine Tips for Getting Started with Life Tracking

Inspired by Sebastian’s posts about the benefits of life tracking, I decided to try it for myself. After several false starts, I’ve now been doing it for almost two months straight and have had some great results. In this post I’ll explain how my current tracking system works and I’ll share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.

How it Works

Every Sunday morning I print an eight page document that I use throughout the week to track various aspects of my life. The first page is an overview, which I will fill out at the end of the week to summarize my results. The remaining seven pages are devoted to each day of the week.

Why Being Social Allows You To Be More Creative

On Cameron Chardukian

A couple weeks ago my friend Huan and I were talking about content creation and how to generate ideas for creative endeavors. We talked about several common methods such as journalizing, drawing inspiration from other creative works, and pouring your ideas onto paper until inspiration strikes.

While those are effective strategies in themselves, they’re also common. I’d like to use this post to instead discuss the simple creativity strategy people aren’t talking about. Going out and socializing every single day.

Writers, artists, musicians, etc. are notorious for being introverts. Whether that’s because they’re naturally introverts and they use art to express themselves, or because the time consuming nature of their art forces them to introversion is irrelevant.

The truth is you can’t spend the rest of your life in isolation if you want to be producing work to the best of your ability. Here’s why.

Isolation Causes Stress

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