When my position at ESPN (The Walt Disney Company) was eliminated in late 2015, I thought, “hey, free time! I’m a designer, and here’s a chance to try and finally design a personal routine that works for me.” You know what I’m talking about. That mythical personal routine that we’re all supposed to be able to find in order to be our most effective, productive, successful and happy, right? Your Groove, so to speak? I REALLY wanted to find my groove. Thus far, it had eluded me, the way aliens elude Fox Mulder. So close, and yet, not quite ever… I’d struggled for at least a decade to find a schedule that flowed with my natural biorhythms and allowed me to hit my max.
If you’ve struggled to find your own groove, I hope my own experience will give you some ideas that might help your own quest for a new groove.