If you write for a living, you need to stay productive. It’s quite simple: the more you write, the more you earn.
Such writing gurus as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King claim that writers should produce 2 000 words a day, and we know that this number can grow from time to time.
But, why do so many writers fail to create great articles daily? The answer is simple: their daily habits.
There’s a quote by Jim Rohn that states: “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going”. Although starting up is important, finishing requires commitment, and great daily habits help to stay productive.
Why should you care about your writing muse? Start being a better writer with the help of these habits:
- Drink A Cup Of Rosemary Tea: As a writer, I often take a cup of tea or coffee when I need to create another article. While it helps me stay concentrated on doing research, some types of the herbal tea can make you more productive as well. For example, rosemary improves your memory and concentration.
- Read 20 Pages A Day: Before writing any content, get inspired to work faster and better. And there’s no better way for writers to boost inspiration than reading other authors’ works. Form a habit of reading at least 20 pages a day to learn writing techniques and find inspiration. As for me, I love starting my morning with a cup of tea and reading. It makes me want to craft, and it’s a proven way to write more without taking breaks.
- Declutter Your Writing Desk: an average person spends 5 hours a day searching for information. Having a messy writing desk affects your writing productivity as you’re interrupted. Organise a perfect work environment to stay more productive.
- Take A Nap: we all know that writing requires creativity, and working all day long without breaks is bad for your mood and productivity. People often underestimate the power of sleep even though it’s a proven way to rest and become working better. In fact, napping helps to feed creativity, improve memory capacity, and increase brain activity.
- Write At Night: while there’s no one-size-fits-all method for writing more, it’s proven that being active at night boosts creativity. First of all, there are fewer distractions when other people are sleeping. Secondly, being slightly tired helps to write better as your brain can’t control the thought flow. In short, you can generate more ideas.
- Put Down Your Thoughts In A Diary: it’s not another childish habit; it’s a way to learn how to express your thoughts and ideas, no matter how you feel. If you can describe your day, it means you will be able to find inspiration for any type of writing which can affect your career.
- Learn Something New Daily: you should spend a great amount of time improving your writing, and learning something new is a must. Whatever option you choose, whether finding useful tools or techniques for writers, improving writing speed, or reading stories by successful writers, it’s important to become a better you.
Daily habits have a huge effect on your wellness. These small repeated actions maximize productivity, and it’s actionable for writers who need to create texts on a regular basis.
Although it takes a bit of discipline to form these habits, it helps you become a happier person without putting much effort. Why? Your brain runs on autopilot.
Stick to a routine you’ve formed, and you’ll see that your days flow smoothly.
Do you have any daily habits that help you write more?
by Hugh Beaulac
Hugh is a writer who contributes to various blogs to share his knowledge and experience. Follow him on Twitter for updates.