If you’re like us, you probably have a lot of ideas for articles that you want to write, but you never seem to find the time or motivation to finish them. Maybe you start writing and then get stuck, or maybe you get distracted by other things and lose your focus. Whatever the reason, it can be frustrating to have a pile of unfinished articles that are just waiting for your attention.
But don’t worry; there is a way to get your articles done without stressing yourself out or giving up on your goals. In this blog post, We’re going to share with you some tips and tricks that we use to finish our articles and publish them on time. These are not magic solutions, but they do work for us, and We hope they will work for you too.
The 4 Tips!
Tip #1: Break down your article into smaller tasks
One of the reasons why we procrastinate on writing articles is because we see them as big and daunting projects that require a lot of time and effort. But if we break down our article into smaller and more manageable tasks, we can reduce the overwhelm and make progress faster.
For example, instead of thinking of your article as a whole, think of it as a series of steps, such as:
- Choosing a topic
- Doing some research
- Outlining your main points
- Writing the introduction
- Writing the body paragraphs
- Writing the conclusion
- Editing and proofreading
- Adding images and links
- Publishing and promoting
Each of these steps can be done in a short amount of time, and you can check them off as you complete them. This way, you can see your article taking shape and feel more motivated to finish it.
Tip #2: Set a deadline and stick to it
Another reason is that we don’t have a clear deadline for them. We think that we can write them whenever we want, but then we never find the right moment to do it. We keep postponing and delaying our writing until we forget about it or lose interest.
That’s why it’s important to set a deadline for your article and stick to it. A deadline gives you a sense of urgency and accountability. It forces you to prioritize your writing and make time for it. It also helps you avoid perfectionism and overthinking, which can slow down your writing process.
You can set a deadline for yourself or ask someone else to hold you accountable.
For example, you can join a writing challenge or a group where you have to submit your article by a certain date. Or you can tell a friend or a colleague that you’re going to send them your article by a certain date and ask them to remind you or give you feedback.
Tip #3: Write in short bursts
This is crucial because we think that we need to write them in one sitting. We think that we need to have a lot of time and energy to write an article from start to finish. But this is not true. In fact, trying to write an article in one sitting can be counterproductive and exhausting.
Instead of writing in long sessions, try writing in short bursts. This means that you write for a short period of time, such as 15 minutes or 30 minutes and then take a break. This way, you can avoid burnout and boredom and keep your creativity and focus high. You can use a timer or an app to help you write in short bursts.
For example, you can use the Pomodoro technique, which involves writing for 25 minutes and then taking a 5-minute break. Or you can use an app like Forest, which plants a virtual tree for every 30 minutes so that you stay focused on your writing.
Tip #4: Reward yourself
The last reason is that we don’t reward ourselves for our efforts. We think that writing an article is something that we have to do, not something that we want to do. We think that writing an article is not fun or enjoyable, but rather boring or stressful.
But this is not true either. Writing an article can be fun and enjoyable if we make it so. And one way to make it so is to reward ourselves for our efforts. A reward is something that makes us feel good and motivates us to keep going. It can be anything that we like or enjoy, such as:
- Eating a snack or a treat
- Watching an episode of our favorite show
- Listening to our favorite music
- Playing a game or doing a hobby
- Buying something that we want
- Going for a walk or doing some exercise
The key is to choose a reward that is meaningful to you and that you can look forward to. You can set a goal for yourself, such as finishing a certain number of tasks or writing a certain amount of words, and then reward yourself once you achieve that goal. This way, you can create a positive feedback loop that encourages you to keep writing and finish your article.
In conclusion, finishing your articles is not impossible. With the right mindset and strategies, you can overcome procrastination and write with more ease and joy. Remember to break down your article into smaller tasks, set a deadline and stick to it, write in short bursts, and reward yourself for your efforts. Happy writing!