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    Banned teffa is on a distinguished road
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    inspirational research! but of course you can't go on copying stuff

    inspirational should be only to inspire you brand new ideas

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    Focus is important, I work with people who's always distracted when designing and its so frustrating...

    personally I'd say being paranoid is a good habit xD

    also... reducing the amount of free stuff you do to any client to a minimum

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    Well, since I'm self employed, I usually play a round or two of BF or CoD... loose some steam and get back to focus. Being doing that since BF2.

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    Making a workflow for yourself. You will get faster over time at various stages during a familiar workflow. You will be able to estimate the amount of time for a job then (a bit more accurately)

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    A good habit I learned is to hit CMD+S every so often lol

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    My good habit is that I have a decent back-up-system and back-up on a daily basis. I wouldn't know what to do if I'd lost all my files.

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    Saving regularly, and being organised with my files.

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    daydreaming. sometimes that brings a lot of ideas and inspiration though

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    there are tons of different good habits that the most successful designers do in their daily life. and some of them explains their stories.

    i strongly suggest to read success stories and daily schedules of successful designers. to reach those kind of information, http://99u.com is a great website full of articles and videos (a child site of Behance, dedicated to self-improvement)

    i can count many good habits i read in those kind of sources, for example:
    * to manage the time thief tasks, many successful ones just spare 30 min to read and reply mails in the beginning of the day, and only but only replies the important ones. and they really limit their social network usage like facebook or twitter.
    * to push up the deadline-oriented creativity, some successful ones start an everyday project, and force themselves to finish a complete mini project (good or bad no matters) each day.
    * another example, before starting to a project (no matter what kind of project; motion or still) first they get a pen and paper and than sketch and draw, before jumping directly to computer applications.

    there are tons of great habits you can earn, and they will improve your efficiency in every aspects of life definitely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniela View Post
    My habit is to not have habits :)
    In the same way I hate 9-5 job, I hate also the habits in my daily life, so always trying to keep my routine in chaos!
    Totally agree with you. Whenever I feel the need to be more organized and form habits, they all fail in about a week time.

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    Save

    I Save the file all the time. Fear for a Program Crash.

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    Drawing while not designing is a great habit to follow. Even if the result is shit, eventually you'll develop a huge pot of potential ideas that can show themselves to be great assets during the dreaded "artist-block" periods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laemcee13 View Post
    Drawing while not designing is a great habit to follow. Even if the result is shit, eventually you'll develop a huge pot of potential ideas that can show themselves to be great assets during the dreaded "artist-block" periods.
    totally agreed!

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    Well i think the only habit you can get benefit from is to practice and improve your skills, read books or draw something, make something new everyday. Keep your mind fresh. Don't let it get slow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moreless View Post
    I Save the file all the time. Fear for a Program Crash.
    i must press ctrl+s like every few seconds sometimes lol

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