Lack of time is often touted today as the main reason or excuse for many people being unable to accomplish something thatâ€”if they managed their time wellâ€”they would be able to finish otherwise.
Truth be told, today’s modern world carries with it a countless number of distractions that prevent us from being more productive with our time. This can be especially true for online businesses and blogs, as the distractions are right there on your computer screen, just one click away.
Starting your own blog, however, doesn’t require a lot of time on your part. All that’s required for you to start your own blog is a dedicated amount of time that you spend in researching, writing, and editing your posts. You don’t even have to necessarily post a new article every single day. A lot of blogs easily sustain themselves even as they post only twice or thrice every week.
All that’s really required for your blog to become successful is a little time management, and a little self control. So here are a few basic tips that you can start putting into practice in order for you to kickstart that blog into existence.
1. Set a Daily Routine or Schedule
Man is a creature of habit. What you want to be doing first and foremost, therefore, is to create a habit out of writing content for you blog. Set aside a dedicated time for writing and do your best to completely focus on the task at hand during that dedicated hour or two. You’d be amazed at what you can accomplish if you merely focus and concentrate on finishing certain tasks within a limited amount of time.
2. Stop Checking and Re-Checking Your Email and Social Media Every 10 Minutes
Facebook and Twitter are major time-wasting activities, but don’t think that email is an exemption. What you want to do is creating a list of priorities that you want to get done within the day. Start accomplishing each task on your list one by one, until you’ve completed everything. Chances are, if you look back at that priority list, checking your email or Facebook was nowhere in sight. Make sure, then, that you always do the most important things first, before moving on to lesser tasks and activities. Speaking of emails, however, make sure you alsoâ€¦
3. Organize Your Inbox
What you want to do is get your inbox down to zero. The less unread mail you have, the less time it takes for you to sort through which ones are important to your work or personal life. Get organized. Start applying filters to those emails; move them around so that there’s less overall clutter.
4. Time Yourself
Have you ever noticed that whenever you’re work approaches a deadline, you immediately double your efforts and somehow pull through at accomplishing the task just before time is up? When under pressure, we often work faster and with more focus and energy. Trick yourself into being under pressure, then, when it comes to creating quality content for that blog, and you may just get your writing done in half the time it usually takes.
5 Set Reading and Downtime at the End of the Day
Position your leisure time as a reward that you receive at the end of the day for a job well done. Just think, though, that if you’re able to work faster and more efficient immediately at the start of the day, you not only get to accomplish something of importance, but you also get to spend more time for yourself or with your family.