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20,000 Words a Day Challenge---5 Day Challenge

Born in London, I currently live and work in Accra, Ghana. I am a writer and creative entrepreneur.

The Power of Challenging Yourself

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I've been in a slump lately not really feeling in the mood to publish content on her pages. I've decided to start a challenge for the next 5 days. Over the next five days I will attempt to write 20000 words everyday. I know it sounds like a mammoth challenge but in order to kick-start my productivity I need to push myself. If you know me, you will know that I love to challenge myself.


If you're following me on Medium, you know that I challenge myself every single month. Last month I set a challenge to publish 30 articles on Hubpages but I failed miserably.

Why did I fail? I was over ambitious with the challenge because I had another challenge to do on Vocal Media.

That particular challenge was for my company page on Vocal Media and it wiped me out for the month. Therefore, I couldn't find the motivation to write 30 articles for Hubpages.

This month I have a list of 30 articles different to the previous month and I'm ready to push the boat out.

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Pushing myself for the next few days

Like I said for the next five days I will write 20000 words per day but all the content won't be specifically for HubPages.

I will publish some of the content on Medium, Vocal Media, and my blog. I've taken a break recently from HubPages because I've been trying to figure out what I would like to write about.

Over the years, I've published content about health, personal development, life hacks, cooking, cleaning, and various other topics.

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I also have several niche pages on Medium and they have served as sustainable income streams for me over the past few years.

As I said, for this challenge I won't stick to a specific niche although I do have multiple articles that focus on a specific topic.

Productivity

Most people ask how I'm able to write 20000 words in one day and my answer is always the same I used two productivity systems one is the Pomodoro method which is a really simple time management system which allows you to work in specific time intervals.

For example, I set the timer for 25 minutes and work non-stop until the alarm rings. Once the alarm rings you take a five minute break and then you get right back to it.

You complete four rounds of 25 minute interval then, take a 15 or 20 minute break.

If I'm not in the mood for the Pomodoro method, I use the Flowtime Technique instead. With this method, you don't stick to a specific time time for your work intervals. You set the timer and stop whenever you feel tired.

So, instead of working for 25 minutes you can set the timer and work for ten minutes.

I continue working through the time intervals until I hit 10,000 words. Then, I take a 45 minute break. I often change location to start my next shift. I work set working hours and I don't break those hours. If I don't finish the 20,000 words in the set time, I take a loss and try again the next day.

My mental and physical health is more important than finishing 20,000 words. Although, if I wake up on time and write with no distractions, I always hit my target for the day.


Have you ever tried a challenge like this? Would you be willing to do it? i know, it's not easy for those who work full-time jobs. Also, for parents anyone else with extra responsibilities. I have a son and I run my business day to day but I'm lucky in the sense that I have a team which makes it easier.

Also, throughout these challenges, I write content for my business websites too which helps to eliminate some of tasks on our list for the week.

Thanks for reading, let's chat in the comments.

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