There’s a ton of research around how setting habits can help us conserve energy because it reduces the number of decisions we have to make in a day. However, not all habits are created equal and so we’ve asked our community to tell us about the habits they have been most effective for them.

Yueming Li | Illustrator

Reflective thinking is a very beneficial mind habit for me. I make a point of summarizing and analyzing my work from time to time and I continue to collect the works of other successful illustrators to study and reference, mainly focusing on their narrative and modes of expression. Read more>>

Paria Peyravi | Designer & Educator

The most important thing is consistency and continuing even when an obstacle rises in your career. I have been always reminded by other professionals that there will be a lot of rejections and I should be prepared for that. Any rejection gave me the chance to work on the things that were not working and prepare myself for the better. In art and design, it doesn’t matter how much talent you have to begin with, It is only continuous small steps that help you reach your goal. Read more>>

Steven Canatella | Wedding Videographer

I am very lucky to be married to a first grade teacher who wakes up at 5am. I was never a morning person growing up, but waking up early has become a habit I find very beneficial. While I believe I can be productive late at night and into the early morning, theres nothing like knocking out all the tasks I dread first thing in the morning instead of consistently putting them off throughout the day. Read more>>