Easy Ways To Boost Your Productivity

By on September 25, 2019

If you want to be a more effective writer, you need to be able to make the best use of your time. For most of us, writing is not a luxury. We do it when we can, around other, rather important areas, such as looking after children or going to work. So when you do sit down to write, it is crucial to be as productive as possible.

Here are some helpful tips that can be applied to everyone to help them boost their productivity.

Create and stick to your schedule

A well thought out writing schedule that is challenging but easy to stick to will help ensure you write regularly and keep making progress.

Take breaks regularly

When you are buried in a writing session, it's very easy not to want to stop. However, if you are writing for a long time, it can be useful to take breaks regularly. Especially if you are finding things becoming a little sluggish. A break can help you reorganize your thoughts, get refreshed and restored, and even inspire you. Go for a walk, have a coffee, chat to a friend. When you get back to it, you will find it easier to concentrate and will be more productive as a result.

Eat the frog!

Mark Twain famously said, "eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." In terms of productivity, this means; do your most challenging or most dreaded thing first, and then the rest of your tasks will feel much more straightforward, and you'll feel satisfied with your day at the end of it. In writing, there are always tasks that are more frustrating or daunting than others - do these first, and then you'll find the rest far more enjoyable.

Stop trying to multi-task

Multi-tasking may be helpful in certain situations, but when it comes to writing, it's really not. Instead, focus on one task at a time, see it through, and then move onto the next. This is a far more effective way of working, and you'll be able to cross things off your to-do list at the end of the day which is far more satisfying than just making little snippets of progress here and there.

Get rid of digital distractions

One of the more obvious routes to procrastination and lack of productivity is if you try to write while allowing your phone to keep ringing, your email continue to ping and your social media accounts available at the click of a button. Get rid of all of these potential distractions before you start writing, and you are likely to get a lot more done. 

Get enough sleep

Making sure that you get enough shut-eye is essential when it comes to productivity. So try to practice good sleep hygiene and go to bed around the same time every night, wind down properly before you do, and try to get around 8 hours a night to keep you feeling well-rested and ready to work hard the next day.

By following the above tips, you can make sure that you are at your most productive at all times so that when you do have time to write, you always write your best. 

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About Bethany Cadman

Bethany Cadman is an author and freelance writer. Her highly anticipated debut novel 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers' is available on Amazon as both an eBook and a paperback. You can find it here - http://tinyurl.com/z47t8qf

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