Reema Zaman

Who are you and what did you do?

I am Reema Zaman, an actress, screenwriter, speaker, and author of the memoir I Am Yours.

How is your work space set up?

When writing, I work from home at a desk, in silence. As a speaker, I speak at various venues (colleges, universities, conferences, schools, businesses, non-profits) in front of massive crowds. I love both set ups, equally.

What does your typical day look like?

I wake up around 6:30 or 7, do yoga and meditate, then I eat breakfast and write in my gratitude journal followed by a short inspirational, educational video like a TEDTalk or interview of someone I admire. I then spend a few hours on the particular manuscript or screenplay I’m working on that day. Around 11:30 I go for my work out (I run for an hour followed by half an hour of free weights and strength training). I then shower, eat lunch while watching another inspirational/educational video and I resume working from 3 to 6/7. The last hour of the day is generally devoted to taking care of work emails, or I do that around midday after lunch. If I have meetings downtown or phone meetings, I try to group them into one or two days max a week so that the other days can be devoted to deep, uninterrupted creative work. I eat dinner at 7 while reading or watching a movie or a series. I close the day by reading, doing some stretches, I call my grandma in Bangladesh, go to sleep around 10:30 or 11. I’m a creature of habit and I’m very protective of my schedule: routine creates discipline, discipline is vital to success and producing my best work.

What hardware do you use to make your content?

A Mac laptop.

What software?

MS Word, FinalDraft

Where can people find you online?

My Website-




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