Use Science to Become More Productive as a Photographer

Want to learn how to be more productive with your photography? Instead of simply “trying harder” and relying on your willpower, a better way may be to take simple steps that have been shown to be effective by science. The above 3-minute video, created by artists/educators Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, offers some tips that science has taught us about being more efficient at working and spending less time getting our work accomplished.

The main gist is this hard truth that many people have experienced: it is easy to get motivated, but hard to stay disciplined.

Some of the tips offered include: using a methodical approach to work instead of trying to exert willpower, simply getting started with projects you need to do, spend time deliberately rather than simply using more of it, dividing up your time more neatly into work and rest, setting deadlines, creating an accountability chart, focusing instead of multitasking,

If you want a more in-depth look at the science behind these tips beyond what these 3-minutes can offer you, check out this 2000+ work article over at Sparring Mind that talks more about the research findings used for this advice.

(via Gizmodo via Lifehacker)