There’s an infinite source of productivity tips online.
Top 5 lists, top 10 lists, top 100 lists . . . (because you all have time for those . . . )
Problem is, there are too many things on them. Yes, they look beautiful and are often well-written, but isn’t it sort of tough to apply everything once you get going?
In this post, I’d like to offer one really simple and tasty technique that should help you write ANY article faster.
I actually pioneered it this morning to bang out an article for HuffPost that’s been in the back of my mind.
Who should read this?
So we’re not wasting your time, your valuable hard-earned minutes and seconds, make sure before proceeding you are at least one of the following:
✓ A blogger
✓ A writer
✓ Someone who looks overbooked, overbusy or otherwise unkempt when in public
✓ A donut lover
This process can help maximize efficiency for the above people.
Wake up on time. Dress yourself. Don’t worry about the shower or the other crap because there are more important things at hand. Write down one article title you’d like to publish.
Head to the nearest donut store, plant, farm or whatever is in your neighborhood. Take your time surveying the options. Ask for help if need be because this step is important: Buy a scrumptious-looking donut.
Return home quickly. DO NOT EAT THE DONUT. (You are allowed a coffee which you can begin drinking on your walk or drive.)
Head to your work station, whether this is your desk, your living room, your bed or even the bathtub (I’ve done it). Place the donut near your computer. Make it so close you can smell it, but cannot see it.
Commence work. You must finish your article before enjoying the donut. This can be torturous, but it’s really not about you. It’s about the universe.
Finish task way faster because your avoiding all texts and Facebook messages. Click “Submit,” “Schedule,” or “Publish.” Remove the donut and stare at it for a second. Then, enjoy!
As I said above, it’s really important that you crave but cannot see the donut. Otherwise, there is a 99% change you’ll cave in. If this works better with a ham’n’cheese croissant or some other tasty goodie, so be it.
Do you like donuts? Do you think you could get things done faster if you apply this productivity method? Do you use a similar trick for your blogging? If so, tell us down below!
p.s. I used some donut productivity to craft Dear Blogger’s first ever Huff-Post…