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Designing your system for creativity: Outputs

Watched Designing Your System for Creativity | March 2023 by Oliver Burkeman from Oliver Burkeman

Build a personalised practice for getting creative work done, consistently and enjoyably, in the face of distraction, procrastination, and endless competing demands on your time.

Day 1:

Designing your system for creativity: Inputs


  1. Make a mess, then clean it up
  2. The Daily Deliverable
  3. Relearning to read
  4. Removing roadblocks

Guest speaker:

Alix Spiegel — NPR This American Life — take in a lot of content, then give it a little space to let the interesting stuff filter up


Fredkin’s paradox — being torn between paths forward — reframe: if both options are meaningful, the decision is actually less important

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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