How To Create A Morning Routine That Could Boost Your Writing

By on December 30, 2019

Not all of us are morning people. However, if you are the kind of person that likes to be productive from the moment you wake up, then creating a morning writing routine could be a fantastic way to start your day with creativity and positivity and help you become a better, more prolific writer too.

So what is the ideal morning routine for writers? Let’s take a look.

Make sure that there are no distractions

This is best done the night before. Make sure that you have removed as many distractions as possible from the room where you plan to start writing. The clearer your workspace, the more likely you’ll be able to focus and concentrate on what you want to achieve. Getting up early usually means you can have an hour or so to yourself before the rest of your household stirs, which can be a particularly peaceful time, providing you get rid of distractions that might cause you to procrastinate. 

Plan ahead

If you want to get up and start writing, it’s a good idea to have already decided what you want to write about. By planing ahead, be that outlining an article or sketching out the plot for your next chapter, you’ll be ready to start writing straight away. If you are feeling well-rested, then you should be at your most productive and energized, so spending as much of that time as possible actually writing will bring about the most benefits. 

Grab a drink

We know some people couldn’t even abide starting work without their morning cuppa. So do allow yourself time to get a coffee or just rehydrate yourself with a tall glass of water to help you feel refreshed and more able to focus.

Stretch it out

While, after a good night’s rest, we should be ready to take on the world, it can take a while for some of us to get there. Doing some light stretches can help to ease the body out of the sleepy state it’s been in. Just spending five to ten minutes stretching out will clear your head and get you ready to start writing as soon as you sit down to work.

Work on your sleep quality

Of course, you’ve also got to ensure that you do get a good night’s sleep if you can hope to be ready for action when you wake up. So try to get to bed at a reasonable time, and around the same time every night. Limit screen time before you go to bed and try to switch caffeine and alcohol for water and herbal tea well before bedtime to ensure they don’t interfere with the quality of your sleep. 

Prioritize

Remember, your writing should take priority over other more menial tasks that can easily wait until later. If you start to write right away, then you’ll be addressing your most important priority first thing, which will, in turn, make the rest of your day seem like a breeze in comparison!

Do you have a morning writing routine? Share it with us here!

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