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Time Management and Neurotransmitters: A Sneak Peek into May's Workshop

Time Management and Neurotransmitters: A Sneak Peek into May's Workshop

Many of us are so overwhelmed with tasks and deadlines that we have no energy left for the creative side of our work. This video is a quick little snippet from our Manage Your Time, Manage Your Creativity workshop that we're hosting again (last one had a waitlist of 50 people, so.....it seemed right to hold it again). Watch the video to get a sneak peek into the beginning of the workshop and learn a bit about what neurotransmitters are involved with creativity. Sign up for the in-person workshop to learn time management techniques that help you free up your time (and brain)...


The Science of Focus

Paloma Medina

Tags CLUB ELEVEN, creativity, earbuds, focus, headphones, problem-solving

The Science of Focus

Sound can be a powerful tool for getting things done. Here's our guide to headphones, earbuds, and the soundtrack for focus.  REPETITIVE or PHYSICAL TASKSSuch as cleaning or copy-pasting digital contentChoose: Upbeat music, heavy-bass music, with or without lyrics. To stay on-task, pick music you already know and love (new music may distract you by introducing an element of surprise). Psychology: Researchers have found that motivation increases with our favorite music. In one study, factory workers' productivity and happiness increased simply by playing upbeat music while they worked. This applies only to work that does not require prefrontal cortex functions (ie creative...