3 Revolutionary Productivity Hacks for the Neurodivergent Entrepreneur

In today’s fast-paced world, being productive isn’t just about working harder; it’s about working smarter. This is especially true for neurodivergent individuals, who possess unique strengths and face distinct challenges. In this blog post, we’re diving into 3 revolutionary productivity hacks tailored for the neurodivergent entrepreneur. These insights come from the founders of Ancient Soul Gardens, who have mastered the art of leveraging their neurodivergence into a superpower for business success.

1. Time Blocking

Forget the rigid schedule that demands tasks be done at specific times. Time blocking is about dividing your day into larger blocks dedicated to a certain type of task or activity. This method reduces the overwhelm of a packed to-do list and allows for flexibility within structure. Whether it’s a block for creative work, admin tasks, or self-care, time blocking helps neurodivergent minds focus without the pressure of strict deadlines.

2. Pavlovian Productivity

Harness the power of sensory cues to trigger work mode. Just as Pavlov’s dogs learned to associate a bell with mealtime, you can create associations that tell your brain it’s time to focus. This might involve sitting at a specific desk, wearing shoes (even at home), or listening to a particular type of music. These cues help transition into a productive state, making it easier to start and sustain focus.

3. Desire Lists Over To-Do Lists

Traditional to-do lists can become a source of stress, especially when they feel like a never-ending catalog of demands. Instead, create a ‘desire list’—a list of tasks you’re excited to accomplish. Approaching tasks from a place of desire rather than obligation can transform your productivity. It turns your work into a dopamine-seeking quest, making the process more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Embracing these hacks can revolutionize the way neurodivergent entrepreneurs approach their work, turning potential obstacles into opportunities for growth and success. Remember, productivity isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula. Experiment with these strategies to find what best suits your unique mind.

If you found this blog helpful, check out the Podcast! In this episode we share 3 of the most effective productivity MUSTS for neurodivergents. As female neurospicy spiritual bosses, we never had the representation or advice from people that understood us when we began…and now, we are so honored to get to be that representation. We will cover rituals, time blocking, “Pavloving” yourself, tasking language, demand avoidance, and more! These tips will truly change the game for you.

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Lauren Thew SHAMAN + REIKI MASTER Hello, beautiful way-showers! My name is Lauren Thew and I am a Master Teacher Incan Shaman & Reiki Master. Throughout my lifetime I have served in the Army, acquired degrees in Psychology & Health Science, while being a mother to three! Bridging both ancient traditions & the modern fundamentals of psychology, I assist in your healing of the root causes on the deepest emotional, mental, & spiritual levels. My passion materializes by offering classes, workshop sessions, & Shamanic Mastery programs. Sharing the tools, wisdom, & power of self-healing that the ancients have known about since the beginning, leading the future leaders that came here to do something BIG, for the generations to follow.
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