This is How to Find 40 Hours a Week to Write. In this post, I’ll show you where to find 40 hours a week of extra time that you can use to write for your blog without taking a second away from your job and your family. You’re welcome.
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40 Hours a Week of Writing Time
I mean imagine what you could do if you were able to work on your blog like a full-time job, for 40 hours a week. That’s the dream of a lot of hobby bloggers and bloggers who work their magic on the side.
However, I’m here to tell you that you can actually have 40 hours a week to write and work on your blog if you just make a couple tiny little adjustments to your life. These aren’t major adjustments either, they are small things that add up throughout the week.
If you can make these small changes, you can significantly increase the amount of time you have to write, and your blog will start looking a lot better. Here’s how you do it.
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Get up an Hour Early
The first habit to begin cultivating is waking up an hour early. No matter whether this is before work, before getting the kids ready for school, or even on your day off. An extra hour every day to devote to your blog is a free seven hours a week.
Start small, and get up an hour early a couple days a week in order to make this a smooth adjustment. Then, add a few more days, and before you know it you’ll have a habit of getting up an hour early every single day.
Once this is a firm habit, even an extra seven hours a week is a huge benefit for a blogger like you with a busy life and a job. Even so, this is only the beginning, because there is a lot more free time you didn’t know you had.
Write on Your Lunch Break
The next minor adjustment that you can make is to write on your lunch breaks. Assuming you get a one hour lunch five days a week, this is five free hours that you can devote to your blog and business.
The trick to making this work is to bring a lunch that you can consume while you’re writing, or bring something that you can eat quickly on a break instead of your actual lunch. This can be pretty easy if you plan ahead.
If you only get half an hour for lunch, but you get a couple 15 minute breaks throughout the day, these still add up to an hour, and if you spend your time wisely, and you’re prepared, you can write quite a bit in that time.
Just like that, you’ve got five more hours each week to write. So far you are up to 12 extra writing hours, which means there’s still 28 more to come.
Stop Watching Television
This is the big one. If you are like the average American, you watch between four and five hours of television every single day of the week. Let that sink in. You watch 4 to 5 hours of tv every single day.
On the low end that’s 28 hours, and on the high-end that’s 35 hours per week. Honestly, if this was me I would be ashamed of myself. If you subtract the TV, you’re literally sitting and doing nothing. Nothing!
Instead of wasting a huge chunk of your life every single week watching other people accomplish things, devote that time to writing and working on your blog.
If you have shows that you’re really concerned with missing, you honestly just need to make a decision. Maybe this blogging thing just isn’t for you if a simple TV show can pull you away from something that just may change your life.
If your passion is television, then by all means just follow your passion. You’re not going to do very much for the rest of your life, but it doesn’t sound like you really want to anyway.
However, if you would rather put that time to better use, you almost have a full-time job worth of time that you could spend writing instead of just watching something.
This can be a game changer if you’re the kind of person that watches a lot of TV right now. Give it up, and spend that time working on your own business. A year from now, he will be so happy that you made this choice.
How to Maximize Your New Found Writing Time
Now that you know how to cultivate 40 free hours of writing time every single week, here are a few tips to make that time as productive as possible.
First, make sure that you’re prepared to write by having good outlines in place. When you have your outlines all ready to go, it eliminates the thinking part of writing, and let you get right down to creating.
Next, make the process itself as easy as possible. This means having your computer ready and with you when you need it. Also, if you have an iPad, have it loaded with your outlines so you can write on the fly.
Third, consider dictating instead of writing with a keyboard. Not only is this a far faster way of writing, it’s also a way to capture your words in a more conversational tone. This has been proven over and over to be the most appealing to your readers.
Finally, don’t let little things stop you. Even if you only have 15 or 30 minutes, it’s worth it to pull out your iPad and dictate a couple pages. Don’t worry, over time all of these small writing bursts will add up to something much more.
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Your Blogging Assignment
Now that you have 40 extra hours every single week to devote to your blog, it’s time to come up with a plan and take action on that extra time. The first thing that I recommend is to eliminate television entirely from your life.
Even if you’re on the low side for how much TV watch during a typical day, it could still be a couple dozen hours or more that you free up instantly. What a powerful decision. I knew you were smart.
Next, start developing a habit of getting up an hour early every single day. This is a success secret for many people, because the morning is most likely when you’re the sharpest, and this is time that typically has a lot less distractions.
After that, start planning how you are going to write on your lunch break. You need to have a writing set up that’s mobile, and you’ll need to make a lunch that you can eat quickly or while you write.
Make these changes, and you will be very excited at how quickly your blog grows, and how much more time you have to write.