How To Write An Article A Day
The publishing of content on Ignore Limits has been sporadic over the last few years to say the least.
From one extreme like two articles a day to periods of no new content for months.
That is changing.
My primary goal for 2020 is to write, edit and publish a new blog post each and every day on this blog.
That'll be 365 new articles come December 31st, 2020.
Sure, additional traffic will be one of several side effects to this monumental increase in content production.
But that's not my why.
My why is to increase discipline.
From my experience it's one thing to go to the gym and lift or do fasted cardio when you're not feeling up to it.
Regardless of how much or how little sleep I've had, how stressed I'm feeling or how much I'd rather be doing something else I can make myself do it with ease.
One thing I cannot make myself do with ease is sit down and write.
This is about forging discipline.
6 Days Down 6 Articles Published...
An article I wrote based upon my highlighted sections and notes after reading 'How To Be A Stoic' over the Christmas holidays.
An article I wrote based upon my highlighted sections and notes after reading 'The 5AM Club' over the Christmas holidays.
An article I wrote after helping someone in the gym correct their bench press form to target their triceps more efficiently.
An article I wrote after doing some research into the different stages of sleep for my own interest.
An updated article explaining the HIIT workout that I created and have been performing twice a week over the last couple of months.
The chest and back superset workout I spent Sunday afternoon performing with a friend.
Here's How To Write An Article A Day
You Must Read More Than You Write
In order to write often you must read MORE often.
Eliminate Netflix, YouTube etc. and read a combination of genres.
Fiction, philosophy, fitness, personal development - anything potentially relevant to the genres you write about.
Not only will you gain knowledge and new insights to write about and discuss, you'll also expand your vocabulary you'll discover excellent examples of sentence and paragraph structure.
You Must Experience Things Firsthand (Try New Things Often!)
Become a mad scientist in your field.
In my case this means trying new dieting protocols, supplements, exercises and workout routines to share my experience on what works and what does not.
You cannot just reword and base your work off the account of another. You must experience it for yourself.
As the old saying goes "It's one thing to study war and another to live the warrior's life."
Like All Habits, You Must Have A Trigger
Like all positive habits you must implement a trigger, initiating the moment this habit starts.
Upon waking I boil the kettle and make myself a strong black coffee... this is my trigger. This is the prompt that gets me seated in my office and beginning to write.
I do not leave that chair until the first draft is done.
Once the first draft is done it's time to hit the gym.
I then return later in the day to add any additions and proof my work.
Listen To Binaural Beats To Block Distractions & Help You Focus
Binaural beat meditation is fantastic method that you should experiment with.
Binaural beats work by playing two different frequencies to each ear, whether you choose to listen to these beats while meditating or thinking deeply you'll be left feeling amazing with increased focus and productivity as a byproduct.
In order to reap the benefits of binaural beats you MUST listen to them through headphones