Writing

How I Write Consistently On A Daily Basis (Without Burning Out)

The 4 by 4 method.

Lea Bardot
Write A Catalyst
Published in
4 min readMay 29, 2024

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Photo by Mike Hindle on Unsplash

There was a time when I felt like I couldn’t be consistent with anything.

Especially writing.

I almost felt that there was something wrong with me.

But there wasn’t.

I just wasn’t using the right method.

Just show up

First of all, I realized that the only thing you need to do is show up.

Every. Single. Day.

Don’t focus on having your next masterpiece.

Don’t focus on going viral.

Just show up as your whole, unique self.

The 4 by 4 method

Then there’s the 4 by 4 method.

The idea is simple.

Instead of sticking to a rigid schedule, create four different routines that you can switch between depending on your mood and energy levels.

1. The Ideal Writing Routine

This is my go-to routine when I’m feeling great and everything is going smoothly.

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Lea Bardot
Write A Catalyst

Lea, 35, mindful, non-alcoholic. I write about how I’m slowly escaping my 9-5 by growing my online writing business. I’ve written about quitting alcohol too.