Okay, so most of us get the Monday Blues. We drag ourselves out of bed to get dressed and get the day started. But does it really have to be that way?
I know so many people who absolutely despise Mondays but have coping strategies that make them regular and consistent at work. Similarly there are many of us who get lazy with writing. We procrastinate and lounge around, flinching at the thought of typing a single word!
Let’s keep on reading to help you be less lazy and write more.
Your Writing Routine
First off, you need to have a routine! I can’t emphasize enough how you must dedicate time to writing, especially before a deadline.
If you keep an hour or two dedicated to writing, you’re bound to come up with some ideas or at least a few sentences. Over a period of time you could form it into an interesting blog post without feeling the pressure of a two-minute deadline.
Setting a routine that includes the task of writing, could make life easier and get you in the groove of consistently creating content.
If you force yourself to take time out for writing, you won’t be lounging on the couch watching TV shows. You will get on your laptop and read, research, jot down ideas, and eventually write. Writing isn’t just something that happens overnight, it’s a skill that needs polishing and constant reaffirming.
This can only be done if you include a time-frame for writing in your daily routine. This conditions you to contribute to the writing process and will prevent you from procrastination.
Honestly, writing something valuable and interesting on ClickDesk’s blog was impossible without adopting this work ethic.
Motivational Post-It Notes
Post-it notes are a writers' gift to avoid procrastination and lazy lows. If you have a desk space or writing table where you sit down to write, use that empty wall in front of you, or maybe a board to stick post-it notes with reminders of deadlines or blog ideas.
You could also use post-it notes to stick on the kitchen cabinet or bedroom door to remind yourself to get back to work every day.
Post motivational reminders to help you work towards your writing goals. Try famous quotes about personal and work motivations to get you pumped-up for writing and brainstorming.
This has personally worked for me. I was able to meet deadlines, muster-up a bit of courage and stay motivated to tackle more tasks.
Read, read and read!
What in the tech world does reading have to do with writing regularly? Everything!
Reading is the gateway to writing better and more often. It makes writing creative and diverse for your audience. The more you read, the more ideas you’ll get.
Reading also ignites a sense of creativity and diversity. Your writing will become more appealing for the audience. Reading other articles and blogs will help you understand what readers want to see on your own blog.
On so many occasions, I’ve experienced writer’s block where not a word came to my mind. Instead of writing, I started reading more. This helped me write down ideas at the end of each day.
Regardless of whether I got any proper writing done, it helped accelerate ideation. As a result, I eventually broke out of that block and continued putting those ideas into appropriate blog posts.
So remember: in order to get off the couch to write more often, you should read a lot. You NEED to get up and give due time to your writing tasks by reading other authors’ works, blogs and articles. This will redirect you towards creating your own unique piece.
By applying these three points to your routine, an effective combination of active and regular writing will be established.
If you’ve been experiencing procrastination and looming deadlines, then schedule a daily time for writing and go buy some post-it notes. Last but not least, remember to read more than just this blog post!
Written by: David of ClickDesk
To learn more about productive writing habits, check out:
- How To Find Time To Blog As A Part-Time Business
- How To Start Blogging Again After A Nice Long Break
- How to Overcome Procrastination and Write Awesome Original Content