We’re regulars at Seattle Creative Mornings. The monthly presentations allow us to network with professionals beyond AEC, learn from creatives, consider new perspectives, and expand our thinking. We leave feeling inspired, excited and challenged every time.
October’s theme, “Flow,” really resonated. “It’s no secret that our modern-day world is full of distractions: Glowing screens. Notifications. 24-hour news cycles,” the Creative Mornings introduction states. “At times, it can feel exhausting to try and get things done with all the bells and whistles competing for your attention.”
Psychologist and researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi inspired the theme. In his book, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, he describes “Flow” as the experience of completely immersing yourself in a singular pursuit and effectively applying your skills to it. Inspired by this concept, we’ve assembled our top tips for defeating distraction and achieving productivity.