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  1. Your articles are amazing. I read a lot of different blogs and your style is just plain clear and helpful. Thank you so much.

  2. Great article! I’m glad someone is writing about the real question.

    But this seems like really bad news for anyone who has a knowledge work job but is trying to do a serious creative project in their off hours. Any tips or insight or research about how to make that possible, when both the job and the personal project are mentally strenuous?

    • That is a great question and something highly relevant to a lot of people nowadays. Probably something I will make a post about.

      I know some who work on the creative project first thing in the morning and get up 1-2 hours earlier to make this happen. Working some on weekends is another option (although long-term can lead to burnout if it’s too strenuous).

      In general, there are three factors that you can manipulate to get more overall energy in the day, and that is what you need if you are doing a serious project besides a job:
      – optimize your physical health (a healthier brain can perform longer)
      – reduce energy inefficiencies, stressing and worrying while doing a job is wasting energy that could go towards work. Working on mental patterns helps with this.
      – take breaks, taking strategic and actually recharging breaks helps you to overall have more energy during the day as you recover some brain power throughout.

      Will post about these three things in detail.

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