Writing regularly can improve your general productivity in many ways. Productivity is all about making the most of the time you have and coming into the habit of doing productive things regularly, instead of leaving it for last minute. Doing writing exercises daily can help you get into the habit of sitting down and getting things done. It can also help you with planning your week or day. Below are a few creative ideas of how you can use writing to make you more productive.
Writing To-Do Lists
One of the simplest ways that writing can improve your productivity is the simple act of writing down to-do lists. The act of writing helps you organise your thoughts and allows you to get a better idea of what needs to be done. What are in your life needs more productivity? Whether it is work related or related to your household or even personal goals and aspirations, writing to-do lists can make all the difference between doing
This is something that writers should do especially, but is very beneficial to everyone. Writing a little everyday is good practice to improve inspiration, creativity and diligence. Sitting down and doing a writing exercise every day can help you improve self-discipline. Sure you won't feel like doing it every day, just like you don't feel like doing the dishes every day, but the reward in the long run will be worth it.
Set Self-Imposed Deadlines
Give yourself little writing tasks or goals to work towards. For example decide that you want to write a short story of 3000 words. Give yourself a deadline to work in and try your best to stick to it. Getting into the habit of sticking to your deadlines will help you stick to appropriate time frames for other chores and goals you want to work towards.
There are many benefits of doing writing exercises like free-writing. It stimulates creativity and can help writers get daily practice in their trade. There is always room for improvement no matter what your skill level. Free-writing is an exercise where you take a set amount of time to sit down and write anything that comes to mind. Do not try to write a story specifically, just let the words flow through you onto the paper. This helps writer's block and stimulates new and exciting ideas. Another easy writing exercise is using an online story generator to generate one sentence of a story. Use this as inspiration and finish the story yourself. This is a fun creativity stimulating exercise.
Processing Events and Emotions
Catharsis, or letting out your emotions, can be done in many ways and writing is one of the most popular and effective. Everyone goes through emotional experiences and traumas like losing a loved one or becoming a victim of crime. It is advised that one deals with such issues rather than keeping it inside unprocessed. Underlying issues can always come back to haunt us later. Keep a diary of your experiences and journal your daily emotional states to help you work through difficult events and repressed memories.
Writing can increase productivity in many ways. Even just jotting down to-do lists and reminders in writing can help improve your daily productivity. The ironic thing, that all writers will know, is that it is a real challenge to get into the habit of being productive with your writing, but ironically more regular writing can actually improve your productivity. The real key to getting the hang of this is self-discipline! Hope the above tips has you inspired to get writing for better productivity.