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    Personally I always write after I get home from school. If I did it in the morning, my brain wouldn't be up to it and I'd end up writing absolute rubbish.

    I did, however, find a great way to get in the zone yesterday. I closed my blind so that only a bit of sunlight got through. I could still see the keyboard and it was still reasonably bright, but the darkness helped me to relax and I wrote what I thought was a good article

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    Hey, it's strange, isn't after we wake up in the morning, our brain is so fresh so we can get in zone?

    Anyway, to get in zone is not always for writting for your blog content. For example is me, now is 11.57 PM in my country, and i feel my brain is so fresh and fullfiled with many idea to write a post on WMP

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    Quote Originally Posted by akira07 View Post
    Ok it's your way to get in zone, but quite strange here to know that you get in the zone when the end of day. Do you mean by "the end of the day" is in a midnight or after working and come back home?

    Because that 2 time is commonly a time when people so tired. After working, you're tired. In a midnight, you're already yawn.
    Nah, my brain is way more active after school than it is when I just woke up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic SEO View Post
    Nah, my brain is way more active after school than it is when I just woke up.
    Agreed. The only thing I can think about in the morning is whether to have another bowl of Weetabix. After a full day at school I find my brain is often working quite hard and it's therefore easier to get in the writing zone.

    The problem comes when I'm already knackered from school. Then I have to get my brain working again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Agreed. The only thing I can think about in the morning is whether to have another bowl of Weetabix. After a full day at school I find my brain is often working quite hard and it's therefore easier to get in the writing zone.

    The problem comes when I'm already knackered from school. Then I have to get my brain working again.

    Lol.

    Actually I sleep in class during the last courses of the day, so I am all fresh when I get out!

    Okay I have football pratices everyday after school so I have no choice but to wake up and to stay alert. :P

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    But do you ever feel, not knackered, and decide to write after school, but you can't get in zone. And it's because you have a problem with you? Or any case in school which may disturb your concentration?
    That's why make a schedule to write after school is have a big uncertainly condition, it will run well/no....

    Actually if i wanna wake on morning (03.00-04.00 AM), i will sleep more quick than usually. I'm always trying to sleep at least 5hour to recharge my energy, so even i'm wake in the morning, i'm in fresh condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akira07 View Post
    But do you ever feel, not knackered, and decide to write after school, but you can't get in zone. And it's because you have a problem with you? Or any case in school which may disturb your concentration?
    That's why make a schedule to write after school is have a big uncertainly condition, it will run well/no....

    Actually if i wanna wake on morning (03.00-04.00 AM), i will sleep more quick than usually. I'm always trying to sleep at least 5hour to recharge my energy, so even i'm wake in the morning, i'm in fresh condition.

    You are sleeping 5 hours per night?! No wonder why you are always on here...

    I think that Simon and I made ourselves clear that we prefer to write in the afternoon, so enough with the arguments. If you prefer to write in the morning, than good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic SEO View Post
    You are sleeping 5 hours per night?! No wonder why you are always on here...

    I think that Simon and I made ourselves clear that we prefeer to write in the afternoon, so enough with the arguments. If you prefer to write in the morning, than good for you.
    Let's not get fired up over opinions, yeah? I think Akira is just making the point that sleep is refreshing. Of course, I'd like to get more than 5 hours of it, haha. Personally my writing times vary. I generally love it when I get to work super-early morning, but then again, that usually means I haven't slept well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic SEO View Post
    You are sleeping 5 hours per night?! No wonder why you are always on here...
    LOL!!!!

    Anyway, back on topic, it's all personal opinion, so like Corey said there's no point getting all fired up about it. The point of the thread was actually to ask if there were any specific/proven methods to help you get in the zone, for instance having a bottle of Dr Pepper or running around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    LOL!!!!

    Anyway, back on topic, it's all personal opinion, so like Corey said there's no point getting all fired up about it. The point of the thread was actually to ask if there were any specific/proven methods to help you get in the zone, for instance having a bottle of Dr Pepper or running around.
    Dr. Pepper is great for inspiration! As I mentioned before, I love writing early morning (1am-4am) when its dark outside and there's no noise around the house. Of course, this also means I'm not going to get any sleep, haha! I'll probably do some late night writing tonigh, because I have the day off tomorrow.

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