In a previous article “A Fact You Should Know to be a Creative Blogger”, I was talking about the source of creativity. Today, I will show you a great blogging tip that will help you to increase this gift.
The tip is: Wake up early!
Creative people who are up early, are more proactive and optimistic. Let’s see how!
Lots of studies show that high grades in school and succeeding in business are easier for people who wake up early. Also, a research made by Christoph Randler shows that early birds are more proactive and productive. If this worked for others, it should work for you too as a blogger.
How can you be a successful blogger if you wake up early? You will be able to oversee the day with no distractions, you will have a discharged brain and you can write down your to-do list easily. You will have the will power to act before any other negativity to interrupt your thoughts. That’s why It is important to sleep and wake up naturally.
As a blogger you can get the most benefits out of being an early bird. With a clear mind, write down any idea that pops-up in your head. Organize the topics you already prepared, and do enough research to complete the articles you are ready to write.
If you try to make those blogging activities after a long work day, or an exhausting driving in high traffic it will be a very tough job. And the results will not be as interesting as your blog readers expect to see.
1- Sleep early: To wake up early after a long sleep for a solid 7-8 hours, you will need to sleep early.
2- Plan ahead: What will you do when you wake up? If you don’t plan the tasks you are going to do when you wake up, you will end up sleepy with an empty head, and you might quit this habit. Now, list all the blogging tasks you need to do with a fresh mind, then put the list beside your bed to be the first thing to see when you wake up.
3- Build the habit: Getting used to this habit by first sleeping early will be very difficult, you will need as a start to wake up 15 minutes earlier every day. This will force you to sleep earlier naturally. Just use your smart phone alarm and decrease the wake up time slowly on a daily basis.
Will you be convinced if I tell you that the founding father of the United States is telling you to wake up early? “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Said Benjamin Franklin.
If you love Starbucks, you will be happy to know that Michelle Gass, Starbucks president, wakes up at 4:30 am to go running, then to work.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO. Wakes up at 4:30 am and even if he stays late at night working, he is the first one being in the office.
In addition to that, most religions in our world motivate the behavior of waking up before sunrise to pray and to start working afterwards. So, the tip is from earth and also from heaven, you have no excuse.
This success factor applies to bloggers, especially that blogging is a mind challenging task. Your mind will be in its best state and ready for creativity if you wake up before sunrise.
Do you find difficulties getting used to this great habit? Did you try it and found how successful you became? Let us discuss this in the comments area below.