When consulting with a client we always try to find a segue to a common ground. Our goal is to find a personal connection & help the design evolution process. People come into the studio & step into the creative, hectic hive. There are fabrics, jars of trims & buttons, big sewing machines, furniture stacked head high--and some how people can connect to this. It is a place for inspiration. Productivity begets productivity. Everybody wants a piece of this!
Productivity, our new favorite word, feeds basic human needs. It is the basis of self-worth & everything we do. Through investigating these two words, we've learned if you don't meet your personal needs, how can you effectively meet the needs of others? The dictionary's equivalent to productive is: beneficial, constructive, dynamic, energetic, gratifying, rewarding, useful, valuable, worthwhile & inventive. It is a rejuvenation -- giving you energy & light.
So, busy does not equal productive. Busy means getting basics taken care of while productive means self-satisfaction. In looking at this closely, it is not just the way it makes us feel, it creates a positive chemical reaction in our brains. Not to be smarmy or snarky, but we feel better when we have created something tangible. Productivity gives you a natural buzz, which happens to be the production of serotonin. You know this feels right!
Read more about The Chemistry of Well-Being