When I used to have my day job, I had little time. I thought more time will equal massive growth for my SMM.
I quit in December '18. It’s been 4 months I’m at SMM full-time and whilst its growing. I find myself wasting a ton of time. I tried experimenting with a lot of productivity hacks in the past and now I’m back at it.
It was hard to adjust from working within a team to my living room. Going from very social to pretty much not social at all.
Here’s what I do right now that helps me focus (not in a specific order):
Modafinil, Phenylpiracetam and noopept is what I’m experimenting with. I tried Aniracetam as well. I stack it with fish oil in the morning and some Alpha GPC. I find this is my nr1 booster for productivity.
Aniracetam and Noopept seem to have 0 effects. Modafinil - next 14h will be like on rocket fuel. Mad shit, tho a bit worried about taking it more than 3-4 times per week. Phenylpiracetam makes me laser focused too. But again, worried about health side effects if using regularly.
Surprisingly, I can work better when I listen music.
3. Trying to wake up/sleep at the same time. Having a morning/evening routine
So I have a coach who keeps telling me this is super important. Yet I’m failing to stick with it How the hell can I make this work? Is it even worth it?
I used to do it daily, but sort of dropped out 2-3 months ago. I do think it was worth it and want to start again.
5. About to test working from different cafe’s and other spaces.
I find it hard to focus when I’m at home next to my desk all day. Is it just me? As soon as I leave, I feel an urge to do things! But when I come back, that urge goes away. So I find taking my laptop to a cafe does seem to help the urge stay sustained.
Lastly, I try to use my calendar, todoist and trello to plan and work on tasks. Trying to exercise daily (failing…) and to surround myself with smart and dedicated people (mpsocial presence obviously )
A lot of times I find myself knowing what I need to do. And want to do it. But just keep NOT doing it. So annoying!
Would be super interesting to find out what strategies and tricks you guys use?