Freelance Writing: Simple Tips on Complicated TopicsWhen Does Your Productivity as a Freelance Writer Peak?

Freelance Writer Peak Of course, everyone has his/her own biorhythms. However, when you’re making a schedule, you may want to consider the following scientifically proven facts. Here are 5 best times of the day when your productivity as a freelance writer peaks:

  1. 6 – 7 a.m. is just right for committing the information to your long-term memory. Of course, if you’re simply working on another project which you don’t have intention to cram, spending this time sleeping would be a great choice too.
  2. 8 – 9 a.m. is the time when your logical thinking is at its best. Therefore, this time is great for outlining and doing a research.
  3. 9 – 10 a.m. is perfect for analysis of information. Your academic research would be highly productive at this time.
  4. 12 a.m. – 3 p.m. is the right time for writing. Your brain works at its fullest, but it doesn’t exhaust itself. Remember that the first sign of a possible breakdown and overload of your brain is the difficulty with falling asleep even being extremely tired. Insomnia after a hard working day is the first signal from your body that you should reconsider your freelance writing schedule.
  5. 9 – 11 p.m. is the time when your nervous system requires a deserved rest. This time is great for reading or reviewing something. Before bedtime, your brain can easily absorb the information and even commit it to long-term memory. However, it’s better not to work too hard at this time, not to overstress your ‘mental muscles’.

Of course, this schedule is not one size fits all. If due to certain personal circumstances or preferences, you decide to work later than 11 p.m., you can be a highly productive freelance writer as well. Just make sure you have reasonable time management and spend enough time on quality rest.

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  • Jaone Ndungu
    April 23rd, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Great and insightful article! Very informative to the life of a freelancer like me.

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