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Finding time to write for Info Barrel

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Finding time to write can be difficult for some but for others it seems easy. Why? Everyone has the same amount of time every day but some people just seem to get more done. How is this? You sit and read about some one cranking out five or ten article a day and you can't seem to get more than one or two in a week. Is there something wrong with me you might be asking? Probably not but for one you're sitting around reading someone else's articles instead of writing new ones for yourself. Not to mention the boss looking over your shoulder or your kids screaming in the back ground. It's not easy finding time to write! Or is it?

The first problem is there you are sitting around reading what other people are doing instead working on your next article. Not that reading is bad but come on how many times can you read the same stuff over and over, this guy is making $1000 a month or this lady is staying home with her kids but still bringing home fat stacks of cash. Yes these stories are motivating but they are also paralyzing at the same time. So lets do something to change this pattern.

Finding Time to Write

To change this you must first find when and where you are wasting most of your valuable time. So the next three days we will keep an activity journal. Keeping track of everything you do and how long you're doing it, from getting out of bed to cooking supper. At the end of the three days ask yourself, how can I gain an hour a day? What can you eliminate or reduce to reach your goal of an extra hour everyday. Are you sleeping more that eight hours? Can you take a shorter shower? Watch less television, or stop watching television all together. Is that episode of the biggest loser really worth missing out on the money you could be making from the articles you could have written in that hour? Analyze everything. This isn't meant to make life less enjoyable only to help find the things that are stealing your time.

Making Time to Write

Now that you know where your time is going, start making time for your goals. Start by making a "to do list" or more than one maybe you need one for home and one for work, that's ok. This way you know everything that needs to be done that day, but don't forget to schedule yourself a time to write. Pick a time when your mind is sharp. You don't want to be day dreaming or fighting to stay awake, maybe the right time for you is in the morning before anyone else is awake or after everyone else goes to bed. Maybe you leave a note book in your car and you write in the parking lot at work. It's up to you but pick a time that is convenient or it's just not going to happen. Make this writing time an everyday habit and before long you'll have hundreds of articles and then you will be the one writing those distracting articles telling everyone how your staying home with the kids while making a $1000 a month from the internet. Just remember finding time to write can and will pay off just stick with it and have fun.



Apr 22, 2010 1:57pm
Nice tips and you're totally right those inspirational articles always suck you in! Once you see one good one you want to find more good ones, and sometimes you even end up looking for some bad ones to see who's NOT having any luck and why they might not be succeeding. You just gotta write!
Apr 22, 2010 2:25pm
Thanks for the comment Travis and that for the help in the forum. Next time I don't think I'll wait until I'm pulling my hair out to post a question in the forum.HaHa
Apr 28, 2010 1:53am
Wow. What a brilliant topic for an article.

I wish you had said stop playing so much games as an example instead of saying watching less TV.
Apr 28, 2010 11:45am
Thank you for the comment Freedomw. I'm still knew at all this but I have what i think are some good ideas. I really wrote this article to myself. Thanks again I hope it helps.
Apr 29, 2010 4:55am
You have great ideas there to prevent us from daydreaming and wasting our time. Although I have to admit I do spend a fair bit of time reading other peoples articles that read mine and return the favor.

We all need to stick together and help one another where we can. Great article thanks for sharing this.
Apr 29, 2010 7:55am
Yes, Thats a good point. I do read other people stuff but I sometimes find myself reading more that writing. Thanks for the comment.
May 1, 2010 10:43pm
Very good article. I spend to much time reading and researching. I need to write more.
Jan 9, 2011 9:37am
I love The Biggest Loser!! TV used to be a big time waster for me, but I canceled my cable subscription and it's made all the difference. Great article
Jan 9, 2011 2:50pm
I have almost stopped watching TV all together since joining IB but about once or twice a month thats all I want to do. I guess it gives my brain a break.lol Thanks for commenting.
Jan 23, 2011 1:29pm
TV? what's that? Good read on a very important subject.
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