It's 5pm.
I'm done.
All I can manage to do is order Uber Eats & pass out on the lounge watching Netflix by 8pm.

👆 This was me most days until I found a way to harness momentum energy

Now I build energy throughout the day rather than deplete it. Here's how 👇🧵
You can either live your days dragging through the wind or you can use the wind to your advantage and let it lift and push you along.

It's all comes down to intentional design 👇
Fuel Your Body
First of all if you are not looking after the basics, none of the following tools will work to increase energy.

Drink water, eat good food, take breaks, hug your doggos.
Be Realistic About Your Capacity
I'm just going to put this out there. You are probably scheduling too much for yourself and you're going to have to let that go.

I use 30 minute work cycles to measure how much I can do and how much I schedule for myself.
Be Mindful Of Your Energy Patterns
Everyone is different, so start off with noticing what activates & drains your energy

Keep an energy journal. Or record beside each of your tasks whether it activated or drained you. Then look for the patterns.
Use Activation Energy To Get Started
Starting is often the hardest part that takes the most energy. So make starting easy.

Leave yourself clues, starters, templates, the link to that doc or email. Help your future self out.
Use Biological Triggers To Change Your State
Your body is a powerful tool to take control of your mind.

It can take our brain some time to switch between task and states throughout the day, but our body can give it some instant cues 👇
Cue 1: Drink a Glass Of Water Between Tasks
Because your body needs water to survive, drinking a glass of water instantly relaxes your brain & stops it from wondering where the next hit of water is coming from.

It'll break the current thinking pattern you are in
Cue 2: 1 Minute Meditation To Break Up Types Of Tasks
Meditation is a great break for your brain and a trigger to let it know you are starting something new.
Cue 3: Take 5 Deep Breaths Before Starting A New Task
Breathe is an instant switch for your brain from fight or flight into rest & digest. Stopping to breathe will instantly switch your mind into a different state, ready to go again.
Balance Your Focus
Learn to identify what kind of focus is needed for the task your working on. Not everything needs to be deep work.

Schedule a variety of deep and shallow work tasks throughout the day.
Reduce Your Options
Call it decision fatigue or whatever you like. The more decision you have to make in a day the more your brain is working overtime.

Limit decisions by theming your daily tasks.
Monday for marketing, Tuesday for sales, Wednesday for meetings...
Take A Nap
Just ask my friends in the nap club about this one @samanthademers @MattHogan123 @Esthernagle

Unless you have a kick ass assistant no one is going to be ruthless with your time & energy except for you.

Fight Back The World For It
Intentionally Design Your Days To Get It Back
Discover Your Momentum Energy Triggers ⚡️
If you enjoyed this thread retweet the 1st tweet above & follow me
@evielync where I write threads about the practices & workflows for creating daily in public.
You don't have to finish the day exhausted.
Build Momentum Energy ⚡️ Instead:

Fuel Yourself
Understand Your Capacity
Look At Your Energy Patterns
Harness Activation Energy
Use Biological Triggers To Change States
Reduce Your Options
Take A Nap

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2️⃣🎉0️⃣🎉0️⃣ Days Of Creating

When I pressed publish on day 1 I thought I was writing 30 essays in 30 days. I had no idea it would completely change my life.

I never imagined I would make it to 200 😱

But here we are with 200 lessons I learned in 200 days of shipping 👇
Before we get into the lessons, there are literally hundreds of friends I want to tag who have been PIVOTAL in this journey. But I shall spare you all the tweetstorm and just say if you're reading this THANK YOU for being here.

Now 200 lessons. Are you ready?
OK, I couldn't NOT shout out these two. I literally wouldn't be writing this if it wasn't for @dickiebush & @Nicolascole77

Endless gratitude 🙏 for the constant support and for the amazing ship30 community you've created.

OK. OK. Onwards to 200 shipping lessons 👇
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People often confuse output with effort 🤷🏼‍♀️

Being a creator can be effortless if you find ways to increase your output without your effort. I believe we call that leverage.

Here's what a typical leveraged shipping day looks like for me 👇
First things first... ALWAYS BE BRAIN DUMPING
I am constantly throwing ideas into my ideas list. My only rule is I have to do a brain dump when I have the idea.

And stop sabotaging your ideas before they have a chance to fly. JUST.STOP.OVERTHINKING
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11 Oct
Creators who master showing up daily are winning against 95% of everyone else

Except showing up daily is hard

Here are 5 secrets I use to show up even on the shitty days 👇🧵
💪 Showing up is like building a muscle...

The more you show up 🙃
the more you build the muscle
& the more you build the muscle
the easier it becomes to show up 🙂

Here's some of my best creative muscle building techniques 👇
Work A Little Overtime On Your Good Days
It's always easy to put in a little extra effort when the creative juices are flowing. On those days:

👉 Do an extra brain dump
👉 Write 10 extra ideas
👉 Research a topic you want to write about

Your future self will thank you later
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10 Oct
After 10 years of being a wannabe creator I've 200x'd my creative output in 6 months with one simple hack 👇

I hit publish 200 times 😬

Here's 10 of my best anti-hacks for showing up daily as a creator👇🧵
Focus On Today 📆
Don't worry about tomorrow, next week or 30 days from now. Focus on hitting publish today, then do the same tomorrow and the day after that.

All that matters today is that you hit publish. The numbers will take care of themself.
Trust The Process 🧐
Your day 1 is probably going to suck. You're probably going to be disappointed with how many people engage. You're probably going to think there is something wrong.

There's nothing wrong. You're just early in the process.
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You'll never find creative flow if you keep 10,000 tabs open in your brain 🧠

Here are 3 easy steps to build a trusted tab closing system for your brain so you can find presence and flow every day
Just like tabs on a computer, open tabs in our brain take up space in our working memory and affect performance.

They slow us down, break our flow and lead to overwhelm

The only way to close these tabs is to build a system our brain will trust. Here's how 👇
Do A Brain Dump 🧠
All those open tabs are taking up the limited space you have in your working memory. You want this space to find flow, not keep tabs open.

Step 1: Get them out of your head and down on paper (or screen)
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Unless Twitter is your full-time job you don't need to spend hours every week writing tweets to fill up a schedule.

Here are 10 frameworks I use to write a full week of tweets in less than one hour👇
Always be collecting ideas 🧠

👉 Start a list in your favourite note tool called Tweet Ideas
👉 Throw random ideas in throughout the week
👉 Batch write your content once a week from that list.

Now, onto the frameworks 👇
Mine Your Previous Content 💎
For each essay I write I go back and extract content to use for tweets:
👉 Quotable Thoughts
👉 Listicles
👉 Questions

This tweet came directly from an essay I wrote
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