Jocelyn K Glei on how to refresh your mind, not letting email take over your life, and finding sparks of creativity

Jocelyn K. Glei is a writer who is obsessed with how we can find more creativity and meaning in our daily work. She is the author of several books and was formerly the editor in chief of 99U. She also hosts the podcast Hurry Slowly, which is about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down.

Not surprisingly, Jocelyn thinks very deeply about how she works. And she is very deliberate about how she structures her day.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Jocelyn’s number one tip for not letting email take over your life
  • How Jocelyn uses the VIP feature of email
  • The big problem with the majority of productivity advice
  • The two hours of the day when Jocelyn produces her best work
  • Why Jocelyn works in sprints rather than marathons
  • What Jocelyn does to reenergise
  • Why taking breaks is so important, and what Jocelyn does to refresh her mind
  • How to carve out time for unstructured thinking
  • The best time of day to think creatively
  • What happens behind the scenes to create an episode of Jocelyn’s podcast Hurry, Slowly.
  • Tender discipline – what it means and how to do it
  • How she builds in time for reflection into her day
  • The role important journaling plays for Jocelyn

Sign up for Jocelyn’s Reset course right here, which is like a cosmic tuneup for your workday. And you can read more about Jocelyn here and follow her on Twitter @jkglei