Let´s create your ideal writing routine

Today I want to share with you my 3 step process of how to create your ideal writing routine. This will help you when you are planning to write a book, are a blogger or just want to create better instagram captions. So if you want to be more consistently, get rid of distractions and a clearer writing headspace, than let´s dive in into my first tip.

STEP ONE: SET A DAILY WRITING INTENTION

If you want to find more time for writing or improve your writing skills than set yourself a writing intention. Choose a time that suits your daily life and plan it in your day as if it would be as important as your workout or meal time. Depending on your daily structure and if you are someone, who is more creative in the morning or at nighttime, you can set yourself a specific writing time.

This doesn´t mean, that you have to write a hole chapter of your book every single day at that time. Not at all! Some days you will be more creative or productive than on others and that is totally fine. In this case making your writing a daily habit is not about getting more done. It is about making the starting point of writing as easy as possible and reducing the hurdles to start.

I for myself choose the mornings as my writing time and always start my day with at least 45 minutes of writing before I have breakfast or start to get ready for the day. For me personally the mornings are the most creative time and I enjoy starting my day with something that I love.

What you are going to write on is such a personal choice. It can be a from a simple journaling and writing down your thoughts to working on one of your projects. Choose what feels best to you, but choose intentional. Klick um zu Tweeten

STEP TWO: CHOOSE ONE MAIN PROJECT

If you are a writer one of the most helpful tips is to concentrate on one project at a time. When you start writing on several books or even just several blog posts you will take more time to actually finish one of them. Where as when you write one after the other you feel the fulfilling greatfulness of actually completing a blog post and this will motivate you to keep going.

To make sure that you don´t loose all the creative ideas that you have for other blog posts you can write them down on an „idea list“. Take a few notes, but that´s it. Instead of starting 30 different blog posts at the same time, better concentrate on one and finish it, before you go on to the next one. You don´t have to publish it right away as soon as it´s done. You can safe it for later and create an upload plan for the next months, if you want to. But better have some finished blog posts in the line, than tons of half- finished ones that you actually already lost interested in the topic.

So decide: WHERE do you want to write, WHEN is your ideal writing time and WHAT will you write about. Lastly to help yourself to be more focused on the project you´ve choosen for the day/week/months make yourself clear WHY you will write on this blogpost in peticular and not one of the other ones. Think about your intention and it will make it so much easier for you to actually stick with it and be more productive on your writing than before. Because when it comes to your actual writing time you don´t have to question or decide now anymore and can fully concentrate on the writing itself.

STEP THREE: ENJOY THE SATISFACTION

You just finished your first writing session? That´s fabulous! Now go and choose a system to track your progress. The satisfaction of seeing your new consistency will help you. You can either track the days you wrote on, record your word count or write in a list how long you actually wrote. Whatever motivates you the most.
And secondly reward yourself with a nice little treat. For example after the first three days that you wrote in a row you could decide to choose a nice little café on the next day and write with a delicious coffee. You succeeded and wrote every single day in a week? Great than reward yourself with something that you are excited about! This can be a pretty coffee mug, new pens, a book that you really want to read or what ever makes you happy. Especially in the first weeks it is so important to be proud of yourself when you create a new habit and stick to it, so celebrate it. Be proud and reward yourself with something.

If you enjoyed my newest post, I´d be happy if you share it with your friends. Please let me know in the comments below if you found my tips helpful and I wish you guys a great weekend!

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  1. These are really good tips for creating a writing routine that you’ll actually stick to! Making it a part of your daily routine is a great idea. And I agree that it’s important to focus on one project at a time. Thank you for the tips!

    1. Hi Milli, ja das verstehe ich gut. Ich kann dir auf jeden Fall sehr dazu raten eine Schreib-Routine zu entwickeln, es hilft ungemein und gerade wenn man einen Blog hat und gerne regelmäßig etwas schreiben möchte, dann ist es goldwert eine Routine zu haben 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, I adore this post! I love the idea of setting intentions for writing, in my case, for my blog. I will definitely try out this method. Also, I really like keeping a list of ideas. I try to do that with my blog posts just to always have something I can write about.

    Have a wonderful Monday, Tiziana!

    Make Life Marvelous

    1. Hi Ashley,
      aww I´m so happy that you liked my newest post so much 🙂
      Hope the tips will help you a bit to create a (better) writing routine. Have a fantastic start in the new week!

    1. Jaa das ist bei mir auch so 🙂
      Mit ein wenig Planung bin ich viel produktiver und komischerweise auch kreativer.

      Hab einen guten Wochenstart in die neue Woche Liebes

    1. Hi Julia,
      sometimes I feel so inspired and want to write 5 posts at the same time, but I found out that it´s way better to start with one and put the others on an idea list. That way you don´t loose the idea and don´t get overwhelmed or bored of your idea, because you don´t have the feeling that you already wrote for weeks on just one article.

      Have a great new week!

    1. Liebe Tiziana, vielen Dank für diesen interessanten Beitrag und den Einblick in deine Schreibroutinen. Routinen sind grundsätzlich etwas Wunderbares und vereinfachen auch unser Leben in vielen Bereichen. Vieles läuft dann in gewohnten Schienen ab, ohne dass wir uns jedes Mal explizit und im Detail damit beschäftigen müssen. Daher ist es auch sinnvoll, für das Schreiben Routinen zu entwickeln und deine Ausstellung ist dabei wirklich hilfreich. Da ich eher der Abendmensch bin und erst im Laufe des Tages zu Kreativität auflaufe, verlagert sich halt meine Schreibzeit meist in den Abend, aber wesentlich ist ja nicht die Tageszeit, sondern die Routine.
      Hab einen ganz wunderbaren Tag und alles Liebe Gesa

    1. Hi Margot, for finding your ideal writing time the best thing is to try out some different times and than you will see what fits you best 🙂
      Have a great day gorgeous!

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