📆 Creating my own schedule - I stopped forcing myself to conform to a traditional working schedule. I am most productive in the evenings and I don’t feel good waking up early so I no longer force myself to do a “9-5” and work when I feel most creative.
🤿 Finding a hobby that is nothing to do with tech or your business - I spend around half the year in SE Asia which makes managing my work-life-balance much easier for me because I scuba dive, snorkel, and have recently started sailing too. All of these activities require 100% focus on the task in hand and give my brain a break from thinking about work, customers, features, bugs etc.
🔕 Turning off push notifications on Twitter - Yes really, this has been a game-changer for my mental health - especially as I started to get more followers. It’s unhealthy to obsess over followers and tweets and when you get a notification each time someone likes or comments on your post it’s also distracting. I regularly open Twitter but I’m no-longer lost in it for hours because I wanted to check the time on my phone.
In contrast to some “productivity-porn” we’re used to seeing online, Danielle’s approach presents a more calm and relaxed approach to indiemaking. In Danielle’s world: work when you’re ready to work, explore other interests when you’re not, and for gosh-sake, turn off those damn notifications.
And if you want an example of how to #BuildInPublic, look no further than Danielle’s twitter. It’s full of screenshots, metrics, stories + learnings that will inspire and help you on your indiemaking journey. I highly recommend checking it out 👉 @dinkydani21