Blogging can start as a hobby and easily turn into a serious business. As the business develops, the more time you will have to invest in it. Time management is the key to successful blogging, and thus, you should start every day with a routine that’ll guarantee you maximum efficiency. Although there’s no universal advice that meets everyone’s needs, you can still rely on what successful bloggers do and try to adapt these habits to your daily schedule. But first, you need to be ready to make changes in your life, and some of them might be tough, so prepare yourself for a bit of lifestyle shock.
Early birds catch two worms
Getting up early in the morning can have many benefits. First of all, adapting to a regular 8-hour sleeping schedule will improve your metabolism and overall bodily functions. That way, you can be maximally efficient throughout the day. Don’t sleep with blinds shut, because your body needs light information to fully wake up. As soon as you’re awake, try to get out of the bed. Five more minutes in bed won’t add to your morning efficiency, while jumping straight to business will. If you need to take some photos, it’s also always better to do so early in the morning, when there are far fewer people in the streets. Furthermore, once you develop a regular sleeping schedule, you will be able to fall asleep right as you lie in bed, so say goodbye to insomnia and hello to some quality beauty sleep.
Start the day with a beauty routine
Besides sleep, your body also needs some regular routines in order to stay beautiful and healthy. Spending a lot of time in front of the computer can cause problems for your eyesight and back muscles. You can prevent the screen from harming your eyes by getting special protective glasses that reflect harmful blue light. It’s also important to stay hydrated, because your eyes get dried out from staring at the screen for long. So, make sure to drink plenty of water and use a hydrating serum to keep your skin hydrated, as well. As for the back muscles, turn your screen saver and desktop wallpaper into reminders to do some exercises from time to time in order to prevent your upper back and neck from getting sore. You can even keep track of how often you do exercises so that you can gather data on your good habit development.
Motivational quotes and positive self-talk
Although it might seem trivial and too good to be true, a quote a day really does keep the doctor away. Motivational messages remind you why you woke up today and what your daily goals are, so the more personalized they are, the better. You can take a couple of hours to make up a bunch of quotes that you’d love to hear every day, and simply read some of them every morning. When you feel like those quotes don’t motivate you anymore, think of some new ones. But, before everything else, you should try to think about what your main sources of motivation are, and center all quotes around them. When you feel like your motivation is dropping and you’re out of quotes at the moment, try practicing positive self-talk in front of the mirror. It might come silly at first, but the more you do it, the more natural it will become. You don’t need anyone else telling you how awesome you are at what you do – just talk to the mirror!
Keep a morning journal to warm-up
Getting in a bloggers mindset in the morning can sometimes be tough because you either lack inspiration or adequate words to express your thoughts. In such cases, it’s good practice to keep a journal you can simply fill with anything you want. Starting your morning by filling a couple of lines of this journal can help you straighten your thoughts and get in full hands-on writing mode. Remember that writing is merely a craft, and by practicing more, you will only get better at it. This way, you give yourself a chance to evolve more both as a writer and in terms of your psychological wellbeing.
We all need to let off some steam from time to time, and since bloggers already have the art of writing by their side, it would be shameful not to use it to their advantage.