Did you already part 1 “Tips to help you Write More”? No? Check it out here!
OK readers, you’re looking for more tips on how to be a productive writer. You already know that you need to set aside time on a regular basis – something even I am having trouble doing right now!
But even when you set aside time, are you not getting the writing done? Are you dealing with distractions?
Distractions are the worst. We are so easily intrigued but things are cute and silly and NOT HARD like writing can be. But you must resist. Turn off the phone notifications. Close the email inbox. Close the door if you can.
One thing I like to do is turn on white noise “cafe sounds” to help me tune out unusual background noise. I also light a candle. I think the sensory trigger of the candle scent helps my brain remember this is writing time. These are little signals that help me focus and relax at the same time.
Little rituals like this can be so helpful when you want your body and mind to transition into writing mode.
But one thing you DON’T want to do is make up an elaborate ritual that is really hard to keep up with and wastes time before you start writing.
Truly, it doesn’t matter if you have the right background noise or a yummy candle. You just need to say, “No, writing this is more important.”
So say no to distractions and say yes to getting down to writing. You deserve it.