This post is part of a 6 article series about productivity.
If you’re confused right now about reading this in the blog of a VFX artist, I’d recommend that you start from the introduction. Otherwise, here’s all the articles in order, in case you’d like to jump to any specific part once they’re all available. I hope you enjoy!
Here’s a short list with some of the resources that have had the most impact in shaping the way I think about the topic of productivity today.
“Productive with a purpose” blog
This blog is the journey of another individual, who has some incredibly insightful thoughts on what being productive means and how one can go about it.
Some posts I especially loved to read:
Todoist is one of the leading and most complete task management apps, and while it’s not the one I personally use, their blog is amazing and thoroughly explains some of the main productivity systems. They even have a quiz to help you find the ones that could be the most useful to you.
Here’s two articles, for example, that were like diamonds for me:
Zen of Python
This Bible of Python’s design guiding principles, which is written down as 19 aphorisms, is something I reference back to in so many different contexts. I show it to my VFX students as an example of a working philosophy that you can apply to your work and not only within Python or programming. If you didn’t know about it, I’d invite you to read it and reflect on each point and if/how it could apply to your particular task at hand.