• Tate Anagnos

This Is How I Work

Updated: Jul 14, 2019

Location: Charleston, SC

Current gig: Praxis Bootcamp Participant

Current Mobile Device: iPhone 7

Current computer: Windows 7 PC Desktop

One word that best describes how you work: Industrious

What apps/software/tools can’t you live without?

Google docs, specifically the google docs app on my phone, and Apple Music

What’s your work-space like?

Versatile. I have a computer, printer, and notepad. I only work online when I have to, and usually, I am writing ideas down way before they come to fruition. When I save enough for a nice laptop, I will have the ability to work in as much different scenery as possible, in order to drive my creative process.

What’s your best time-saving trick?

Short to-do lists and 5 minute showers. Schedules with 20 or 30 things on them almost never get done. It’s important to be precise and break up your to-do list into short term, achievable goals. Taking no longer than a five minute shower is easy, directly affects time-management, but just takes a little determination.

What’s your favorite to-do list manager?

Pen and paper, the reminder app on iPhone. I like to keep it simple and reliable.

Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without?

JBL Flip Speaker. Music makes almost every situation better, and this speaker is shock and water proof so I can take it anywhere.

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?

Routines. Doing something my body can rely on everyday is my specialty. This can be found in how I wake up, my diet or my exercise schedule.

What are you currently reading?

Recently I have been diving into the writings of my Praxis cohort members as well as older Praxis participants.

What do you listen to while you work?

I love so many different types of music, but for some reason if I am trying to write, I can’t focus as well. Maybe I just haven’t found the right genre yet...

Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?

For the sake of the question, I am an introvert. I like being alone with my thoughts and feel that if you’re around other people 24/7, you never really get a chance to think in a completely organic way. However, don’t get me wrong, I love being social and understanding people's take on life. The key is finding a balance between the two that works for you.

What’s your sleep routine like?

I fall asleep anywhere from 11:30 to 12:30 and wake up at 9:30, regardless of what day it is or where I am. The earlier you go to sleep, the earlier you’ll wake up so I’m currently working on pushing that 11:30-12:30 to 10:30-11:30. If I have more to do in a day or face a harder task, I will get up around 8.

What’s the best advice you have ever received?

“When possible, go for quality over quantity and listen to old people.” My grandmother told me this.

Anything else to add?

Travel as much as you can because it forces you to do new things.

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