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Idea for tracking my habits goes back to the days while I was working at moodley brand identity. I did this to understand how can I improve and t… Read More
Idea for tracking my habits goes back to the days while I was working at moodley brand identity. I did this to understand how can I improve and to remind myself how it used to look like. I actually love routine, it keeps me on track and it brings discipline to get things done. But it could be also a double edged sword. You can easily find yourself bored, feeling stuck in a time or tired of sitting behind the computer all day. I found the importance of breaking the pattern reading about design principles inspired by zen wisdom and here is a part that got my attention: "Datsuzoku signifies a certain reprieve from convention. When a well-worn pattern is broken, creativity and resourcefulness emerge." So sitting behind the desk will get things done but if we are aiming to greatness and to create something unique I think this is the right approach. Or as James Victore would put it: "Don't be a design zombie." Its hard to track every single detail over a day, but here are some points of mine expressed through pictograms and later posters. Some of them are a bit comic but they were my association and triggers for my memories. 10 creative rituals you should steal: http://goo.gl/DNnneK Dont be a design zombie: http://goo.gl/cKbVNG The science of posture: http://goo.gl/GHnYa1 10 laws of productivity: http://goo.gl/JqWwei Learn from Haruki Murakami: http://goo.gl/JthscB Research on habits and willpower: http://goo.gl/QARbU9 10 ways to make yourself happier: http://goo.gl/2gdOB2 To do lists: http://goo.gl/lnnfO9 The daily routines of famous entrepreneurs: http://goo.gl/cjHrc4 Design principles inspired by zen wisdom: http://goo.gl/c483Ec You have got 25.000 mornings: http://goo.gl/375Tu0 4 tips on staying creative: http://goo.gl/4gmFSR Rss creativity routines systems spontaneity: http://goo.gl/vtrjKm http://dailyroutines.typepad.com/daily_routines/ Read Less
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Idea for tracking my habits goes back to the days while I was working
at moodley brand identity. I did this to understand how can I improve and to remind myself how it used to look like.

I actually love routine, it keeps me on track and it brings discipline to
get things done. But it could be also a double edged sword. You can easily
find yourself bored, feeling stuck in a time or tired of sitting behind
the computer all day.
 
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I found the importance of breaking the pattern reading about
design principles inspired by zen wisdom and here is a part that got my attention:

"Datsuzoku signifies a certain reprieve from convention.
When a well-worn pattern is broken, creativity and resourcefulness emerge."

So sitting behind the desk will get things done but if we are aiming to greatness and to create something unique I think this is the right approach.
Or as James Victore would put it: "Don't be a design zombie."

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Its hard to track every single detail over a day, but here are some points
of mine expressed through pictograms and later posters. Some of them are
a bit comic but they were my association and triggers for my memories. 
 
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I designed a set of: 
32 pictograms and
6 posters

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There was alot of articles written about this topic, I left a bunch of
links to them on your right. So, read all about it.
 
Gentle beeps from my alarm clock wakes me up. Rise and shine.
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I need some fuel to get me going. Call me a Cereal killa'.
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Facebook checked, instagram checked, twitter checked...
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Ain’t nobody dope as me I dress so fresh and clean. Brushing comes first.
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Pack things up. Hopefully I didn't forget anything.
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Put some gear on and hit the streets.
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Ok... I lied, I drove with my car.
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Stopped for some coffee, lots of milk, one sugar.
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Arrived at the studio, loged in.
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Send / replied to some super urgent mails.
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Had a meeting with consultant / account manager / client service.
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Briefed and ready to do some research. Swipe of the dust from the books.
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Took notes. Lots of them. And sketches too.
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Almost had that “aha” moment, but…
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It's already lunch time. Pasta al pomodoro please.
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Chit chat and hanging out with coleagues.
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Back to work. Play that funky music white boy.
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Setting up some moodboards and preparing layouts.
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Let's print it out to see how it looks. 
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A deep voice on the other said: Hurry up. Client is waiting.
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I spent most of the day looking at the screen. I think I'm hypnotized.
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I might snap. Suddenly Under pressure from Queen starts to play.
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My back is killing me. Pass me the painkillers.
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Moments of doubt. What the hell am I doing? Is it good? 
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I need a break. Perfect for snack time.
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Scratch that tablet and make something nice.
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Remind me to get a standing desk. Enough of sitting.
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I was about to leave the office, but the door seems to got heavier. I want out!
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Finally. This helps after a long day.
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Time to un-plug myself. See you tomorrow.
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Good fight. Good night.
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Overview of all pictograms. 
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Gif. 
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Some ideas to produce posters in the future.
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How about you?
What does your daily routine look like?
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Daily routine pictograms are free to use for non-commerical projects.
Just click the button
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