Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated Topics9 Habits of Productive Academic Writers on Holidays
We all know that productivity is very important. We learn the basics of time management and carefully plan the working week. What about the weekends and holidays?
It clears out that the most successful people do it differently even on their vacations. Here’s what the most productive academic writers and most famous people recommend you doing this holidays season:
Habit 1: Raising Up Early
Robert Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Company says that he wakes up at 4.30 every day, including even holidays and weekends. It may seem too extreme to you. Anyway, successful people never lay in bed until 2 p.m. or even 11 a.m. It’s a proven fact that the brain is most productive during the first 2.5 – 4 hours after waking up. Try getting up earlier on weekends and you’ll have an advantage over others.
Habit 2: Planning
Even quality rest requires careful planning. You may need to book the tickets or invite someone to have a good time together. It’s better to take care of it beforehand.
Habit 3: Saying No to Multitasking
Multitasking has become the plague of the 2000s. Planning too much won’t allow you enjoying the ride. The hassle can leave you unsatisfied with the outcomes.
Habit 4: Being Active
Richard Branson goes in for surfing, while the richest man in India participates in marathons. Just like these famous people, the most productive academic writers understand that physical exercises are what you need to keep body and mind active.
Habit 5: Setting the Priorities
Holidays season is the time to remind yourself of those small but important things, like playing with kids or walking with parents. It will bring harmony back to your life.
Habit 6: Getting a Hobby
Did you know that Warren Buffet, the most successful investor of the 20th century, plays a Hawaiian guitar in his free time? Extraordinary people have extraordinary hobbies. Meryl Streep is fond of knitting, and George Bush is keen on oil painting. The studies have revealed that hobbies can boost creativity and reduce the negative effects of stress.
Habit 7: Enjoying It
Randi Zuckerberg, the former director of Market Development at Facebook (and Mark’s sister) says that technologies are making our lives sad. People are too busy sharing photos online and Instagramming to really enjoy it. She offers the philosophy of JOMO (the joy of missing out) which is just right for academic writers. It’s all about the happiness of going offline and enjoying the current moment to the fullest.
Habit 8: Drawing Conclusions
The end of the week or the end of the year is perfect for looking back and making conclusions. Critical analysis of your ups and downs as an academic writer is great for learning important lessons of the past and preventing the same mistakes in the future.
Habit 9: Giving
Anne Frank said, ‘No one has ever become poor by giving’. There’s nothing like supporting someone in need. A recent study has revealed that the richest and most successful people spend at least 5 hours a month on charity. And holidays are just right for doing so.
Happy holidays, our dearest academic writers! We hope you really enjoy the season! See you in 2015!