[ ] View the story "Tips for Productivity and Creativity " on Storify Tips for Productivity and Creativity Have you ever found yourself completely stuck at work, unable to finish a project? Sometimes, you may have even found yourself at a loss for new ideas. Productivity and creativity are a couple or areas where improving and growing is possible all of the time.
#HERchat· Fri, Apr 10 2015 03:41:32
This week during #HERchat, we learned everyone has their way of learning to be a little more creative and everyone feels a little unproductive sometimes. How do you deal with both?
Q1. What do the words productive and creative mean to you? #HERchatEmpowHER
A1) Productive means handling business. Creative means thinking outside the box or sometimes in the box in a new way. #herchatSharayah
A1) creative is the best method of organizing work flow and productive is when you cross them off as accomplished! #HERchatGirl Uninterrupted
A1. Creative means thinking outside the box and in new ways. #HERchatEmpowHER
A1. Productive and creative (to me) means knowing yourself and staying true and focused to you and your goals #herchatWendy Bader, M.S.
A1 I'm productive at my day job: work gets done. Creative for me is more gratifying, that's why I blog. #HerChat @EmpowHERLifebyCynthia
My best days at work are when I get to be creative in my productive efforts!
A1) Productive means accomplished to me & Creative is something I dream about! #herchatApril Stephens
Q2. What do you think contributes to low productivity in the workplace? #HERchatEmpowHER
A2. A cluttered, stressed brain can lead to low productivity. Try these tips: http://t.co/jjfF5PKZGW #HERchatEmpowHER
A2: Distractions, failure to define goals and poor motivation #HERchatArielle Eiser
A2) a lack of autonomy or trust from bosses, busy work that doesn't stretch you as a person and distractions, like meetings! #HERchatGirl Uninterrupted
A2: Time thieves & energy sucks undermine so many highly motivated workers. @EmpowHER #HERchatDawn M Gibson
Low productivity has a lot to do with personal development and teamwork at the workplace @EmpowHER #HERchatShweta Khare
A2) Lack of focus, excessive meetings, interruptions, etc. #herchatSharayah
A2 burn out can occur when we're worried about performance and meeting goals #HERchatKristin A. Meekhof
A2 Stress, lack of recognition, boredom, distractions RT @EmpowHER Q2 What contributes to low productivity in the workplace? #HERchatLifebyCynthia
A2) Not taking the time to celebrate the wins! #herchatKay Bohnen
Q3.Do you think work-life balance is important to being more productive? How so? #HERchatEmpowHER
A3) Yes, priorities and life balance is imperative #herchatApril Stephens
A3. We believe it! Having a good work-life balance helps you be more balanced in health. #HERchatEmpowHER
A3 about 18 months ago I started to meditate in the morning & I've noticed a big change in my work & creative work #herchatKristin A. Meekhof
@EmpowHER A3) Mos def! Balance life to be a balanced you... Then tackle what needs to get done with a clear focus! #HERchatBikram Yoga Agoura
A3) It's important to prioritize and not get hung up on the small things. #herchatSharayah
A3. Taking short breaks when I'm under a stressful deadline really helps to keep stress levels down. Healthy food &sleep too! #HERchatWendy Bader, M.S.
A3: it's absolutely vital but there's something to be said for work-life integration #HERchatArielle Eiser
Q4. When do you feel like you’re the most productive? What do you do to be productive? #HERchatEmpowHER
A4) When I To Do List it up in the morning and turn up the power mix. I work better organized & with my headphones in. #herchatSharayah
A4) When I start cross things off my to-do list! #herchatShana O'Connor
A4. When your mind is clear and free to think. You can be more productive. #HERchatEmpowHER
A4 I am most productive when I am feeling well. Headaches have plagued me. Stress related no doubt RT @EmpowHER Q4 most productive? #HerChatLifebyCynthia
A4: Without structure, fatigue & other distractions really do me in. @EmpowHER #HERChat #SpoonieDawn M Gibson
Coffee can definitely help me too! @MTyokum #HERchatErin Kennedy
A4 Most productive when I am fully rested, properly fueled, limit distractions, and in a positive mood #herchatWendy Bader, M.S.
Q5. Do you think creativity is something that we’re born with or something anyone can have? #HERchatEmpowHER
A5 some people are gifted with creativity but we can nuture & develop it too #HERchatKristin A. Meekhof
A5) We are all fearfully and wonderfully made. We each are blessed with creativity, we just use it differently. #herchatSharayah
A5. Just because you “Can’t” draw, sing, dance, or write doesn’t mean you aren’t creative. #HERchatEmpowHER
A5 Creativity is not limited to the arts. You can be creative in any endeavor. #HERchatWendy Bader, M.S.
Q6. What are the things we do that restrict our creativity? #HERchatEmpowHER
A6. Not believing in ourselves and being afraid to speak up or show our creativity. #HERchatErin Kennedy
#HERchat one of my favorite books http://t.co/t2cj3bxn42Kristin A. Meekhof
A6 Fear.Fear of failure, rejection, criticism... RT @EmpowHER Q6 What are the things we do that restrict our creativity? #HERchatLifebyCynthia
A6 letting others influence our decisions can change your creative path #herchatKate Wotanowicz
A6 Negativity, both internal and external ruins self and creativity #HERchatWendy Bader, M.S.
A6 what hinders my creativity: not enough sleep, cluttered environment, asking for opinions before I finish brainstorming #HERchatNutrition That Fits
Q7. What are some ways we can channel more creativity when we’re feeling not-so creative? #HERchatEmpowHER
A7. Work on something else. Complete that side project you’ve been working on! #HERchatEmpowHER
@EmpowHER A7) Go for a hike, go to the beach, be in nature...and bring a notebook! #HERchat #creativity #natureBikram Yoga Agoura
A7: Sometimes, we just have to squeeze ourselves, like a tube of toothpaste to accomplish boring tasks. Routines do this. @EmpowHER #HERchatDawn M Gibson
A7 Always challenging yourself and exposing yourself to new and creative things gets the creative juices going! #HERchatWendy Bader, M.S.
A7 "Creativity is yr truest essence & yoga is the path to put u in touch w these deepest layers of who u r." http://t.co/YhgOzQvytV #HERchatBikram Yoga Agoura
Q8. Do you think age affects creativity? Are kids or adults more creative? Why or why not? #HERchatEmpowHER
A8) I think attitude affects creativity. You're only as old as you feel! #herchatApril Stephens
A8: Kids tend to be more creative because we haven't yet convinced them that they/we "can't" XYZ. @EmpowHER #HERchatDawn M Gibson
A8 Wisdom and life experience is extremely valuable! #HERchatWendy Bader, M.S.
A8. Sometimes you just have to believe that anything is possible! #HERchatEmpowHER
A8: you put your own limits to how creative you can be. Kids are cultivated to be more open minded. #herchat http://t.co/ig9Iw81b28Megha Patel