Productivity,  Writing

Morning Ritual

Back in the early days of my writing career I began a small morning ritual. I would wake up, snag my cup of coffee, and knock out however many articles I needed to write that day in order to achieve my desired income for the week.

Once I finished writing my daily quota of articles I was free to pursue my day.

That small routine forced me to do the work I needed to do in order to survive. Even better, the habit forced me not to procrastinate.

Times have changed since those very early days. I no longer rely on content producing to pay my bills. Instead, I spend a portion of my time each week at a public job that meets my financial needs. As a result, it has become far too easy to allow my writing to be pushed aside.

That will stop with this new year. Every single morning I intend to write a single blog post as I sit down with my morning cup of Joe.

Just one post.

I can do one post.

A single post, written every day, will result in 365 posts on this website by the end of the year. That will allow me to achieve my writing goal for 2019.

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What small routine can you incorporate into your life with this new year that will take you closer to achieving your goals? Please share your stories in the comments below.

2 Comments

  • Cam Coogan

    Yea! I check your blog every day for a new post so I am glad you are committing to writing a daily post.

    I have an on-going to-do list. My small step is to do just one thing on the list each day. Well, most days.

  • Johhn Grebe

    To be honest I normally take the first week to month of the new year to deeply reflect upon what I want to accomplish in the new year and the best way to go about it. I find that way too many new year’s resolutions tend to be made in haste or based upon whatever self improvement fad is in at the moment. By delaying I find that I tend to be more thoughtful and likely to follow through. Lately instead of having “set goals” I have been leaning toward a few areas that I want to focus on. Hence while I wrote and published a book last year one of my focus areas of the year was creating things of value which in my case was photography and writing. This year I would like to continue to focus on my writing, ideally a second book but I am still undecided as to what I want to write about this time around.