I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was
With this blog, as well as writing about games, sound design and game audio, I want to also write about being a better you, productivity and whatever else that may come up. Before we go further, my path to functioning at my optimum, might not be your path and I’m absolutely not saying this is THE only way to be the best, most productive person ever or even the best version of you. I am only speaking from personal experience on what I’ve found works for me and it might also work for you. First off, I feel the key to achieving goals is keep your productivity up and focused, without it, you don’t do the work to gain the skills you need to achieve whatever it is that you want to achieve. You know, In most cases anyway, unless your goal is to bungee jump. You don’t really need many skills to bungee jump…a push maybe, but that’s somewhat straightforward in the grand scheme of things.
This trail of thought essentially all came out from reading an article by Sound Designer, Akash Thakkar, who talks about productivity and one of the exercises he recommended was writing down your idea of a perfect day, your ideal day. It gives you a goal to work towards, achieving a life where you’re perfect day exists, or at least that’s what I took from it. I’ve also taken the ideals of ‘anchoring your day’ that The Rock talks about and essentially combined it with the ideas from Akash’s post. My perfect day includes 3 anchors. Why three? I honestly stumbled across them and came to realise that they were not only very achievable on a daily basis if I made an effort, they made me a better person and I functioned better. These three tasks serve as my daily anchors, Mind and Body set up the day, Soul winds it down. Achieving these 3 things, means I have bettered myself, grown as a person and achieved something in the day, even if it’s just a little bit. If I do nothing else, I’ve still progressed with these three things.
I’ve always had an interest in these activities separately, I found when I made them apart of my normal day. When I do complete my daily anchors, I feel a real change in my mood, the way I work, pretty much everything you can think of feels better. I will go into depth and explore these in a later blog. Let’s take a look at what each of my anchors is.
Body: Hit the gym
Soul: Play Music
These are the things that I’ve found work for me and in some way, I believe that others may find it beneficial to explore what their Mind, Body and Soul anchors could be. In forthcoming posts I’ll break down each of my anchors and why I find them beneficial.