Reverse engineer. Blogger.

Geoff DiMasi on [how to rid yourself of too many decision-based distractions in order to spur innovation](http://punkave.com/window/2011/04/13/innovations-best-friend-routine):

>”In my estimation, the best way to make innovation happen is to make time for it by making many other things in your life routine.

>Put your keys in the same place when you get home each day. Charge your phone before you go to bed. Leave your wallet on your dresser. Set your weekly yoga schedule.”

I concur. Although everyone is different and there are no hard and fast rules I feel that I’m most productive, and creative, when I’m able to follow a routine. It allows my brain to switch modes on schedule. I used to wait for creativity to strike, now I prepare for it.