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475177099Blogging has become increasingly popular in the 21st century. It can be an excellent way to wrestle with your own thoughts while simultaneously sharing insights with others. Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to begin if you’re just starting out. The following tips can help you get started or overcome writer’s block along the way.

  1. Write about a Personal Journey

Everyone loves a good story, especially if it involves some type of journey. This journey can be literal, such as a road trip, or metaphorical. Think about something that has previously stumped you, how overcame your roadblock, and how your life has changed for the better as a result.

  1. Document Your Day in Photographs

Photographs can be a great way to share your experiences with others. You don’t need a fancy camera to get good pictures. Things that may seem mundane to you are often interesting to others, because they haven’t walked in your shoes. You can photograph simple things like your neighborhood, your pet or a new coffee shop you found.

  1. Have a Theme

It can be helpful if your blog follows some sort of loose theme. Maybe you want to write about your experiences as a first generation college student or as a mother who loves to paint. Your theme will draw in readers and help give you focus about what types of daily events you want to write about.

  1. Be Personal

There is a fine line in the blogging world between being too reserved and too intimate. Remember that whatever you share is public, but also remember that people are often drawn to something that feels personal. Instead of just writing a recipe, write your experiences making the dish. Add meaningful details without feeling like you’re exposing yourself, especially if you would be doing so just for page clicks.

  1. Create Your Own Favorites Lists

Lists are a perfect way to share your thoughts in a way that is relatively easy and unintimidating. Pick a topic that follows your theme, and document your list with pictures. For instance, if you write about feminism, you can share a list of your favorite feminist books.

The most important thing to keep in mind when blogging is that the practice should be fun. Use your blog to write about what interests you, and likely others will find it interesting as well.

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The desire to put something off for tomorrow that can be done today can be tempting. It’s easy to shrug off work, adding it to the “to do” list that is already brimming over with tasks. Procrastination can lead to a missed opportunities, sub-standard work and frustration. By finding ways to avoid putting off tasks, you can enjoy greater success and break the habit for good.

Just do Something

If a task seems overwhelming, the brain will attempt to persuade you to put it off because it’s unpleasant. The key to overcoming this is to do some part of the task, even if it is just a small part. If you’re supposed to clean out the attic this weekend, start by just cleaning out one small space. By doing this, you will show your brain that the task is not as unpleasant as you had imagined, and give yourself the motivation to complete it.

If you don’t feel like putting in an hour of exercise, just go and work out for 15 minutes. If that seems like too much, simply put on your fitness clothing and sit on the couch. Just starting this little act may be just what you need to get your task done.

Make Yourself Accountable

Tell your spouse that you are going to shovel the snow by noon, take a course at the community college or plant a garden, and you will almost be forced to do it. By making your intentions public, you will be less likely to start procrastinating and putting them off.

Reward Yourself

When you finally start and finish that dreaded task, reward yourself. Go for a refreshing walk in the park or treat yourself to an afternoon engaged in your favorite hobby. The reward itself doesn’t matter. The most important part is that you give yourself something that you enjoy to celebrate your new positive habit of giving up procrastination.

When it comes to completing a task, it can be tempting to put it off until later—or never. By rewarding yourself, making yourself accountable and just getting started, you will be more likely to get things done.

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For most people, nothing is as difficult as waking up on time in the morning. However, you already know the consequences of waking up late; being late for appointments, rushing to work and arriving sweaty or clumsy and generally having a bad day. The good news is that with a little practice and commitment, you can find yourself looking forward to mornings. Below are some hacks which, if followed, will help you have better mornings.

1769672701. Decide what you’ll wear the night before. Pick what you will wear so that you don’t have to waste time going through the wardrobe in the morning.

2. Keep the alarm clock far from arm’s reach. How many times have you hit the snooze button only to wake up 2 hours late?

3. Wake up and start getting ready for the day. Follow your daily beauty routine. If you are losing time, cut down on your shower and mirror time.

4. Think about your future. Think about what you would like to accomplish in five or ten years and what you need to be doing every day to reach that goal.

5. Drink water when you wake up. Water helps to improve metabolism and makes the body energetic during the day.

6. Do cardio exercises. Get your mind activated and give your body an energy boost with a 10-minute or 2-minute cardio workout.

7. Meditate on your goal. Think about the main goal you want to accomplish for the day, be it in your personal or professional life.

8. Eat breakfast to get energy. If you are late, pick a quick bite on your way to work.

9. Preset the coffeemaker. Set the coffeemaker to brew so that you can easily get breakfast ready when you wake up.

10. Leave for work five minutes earlier. When you arrive at work early, you will feel less pressure and can plan for the day when the brain is clear.

You can have a better morning by starting and being committed to the above small easy-to-start activities. Visit The Digital Publishing Cheat Sheet often for more hacks on how to lead an awesome life.