Sometimes making a task just a little simpler can make a huge difference. Making something 5% easier might make you 20% more productive. Or 100% more productive.

To see how valuable a little simplification can be, turn it around and think about making things more complicated. A small increase in complexity might go unnoticed. But as complexity increases, your subjective perception of complexity increases even more. As you start to become stressed out, small increases in objective complexity produce big increases in perceived complexity. Eventually any further increase in complexity is fatal to creativity because it pushes you over your complexity limit.

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