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By Anne Iarchy

Anne Iarchy (ex-Haribo addict) is a weight loss and healthy lifestyle coach. After struggling with her own weight loss and confidence issues while working in the corporate world, Anne has made it her mission to help busy people break free from the diet trap. More importantly, she enables her clients to put a system in place to regain their confidence, energy, and health so they can perform at their best.

Here is Anne’s advice on what it takes to become a successful author…

As an author, it’s easy to get so engrossed into the writing and then later the marketing of our book, that often we forget about our own needs…

For many, this means short nights, meals “al desco”, skipped workouts, etc.

To achieve success as an author, you need confidence, energy and health every single day of your journey as an author and beyond.

Here are 5 simple steps to achieve that:

  1. Set up a sleep routine

If in an ideal world, you would go to sleep at the same time and get up at the same time every day, but that might not be realistic for most.

However, striving for 7 hours of sleep a night is imperative for energy and focus. If you know you have an early start, make sure to go to bed earlier and plan your downtime before the night accordingly.

  1. Eat a diet rich in vitamin B

The family of B Vitamins are helping with energy production.

Green vegetables, such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, peas, etc., are your friend.

Try and eat at least one portion (80g) of those every day.


  1. Get some daylight

Being in the outdoors for at least 20 minutes gives you some much-needed Vitamin D which contributes to energy and focus.

If you can find some green space during that time, the connection with nature will even be more beneficial.

It’s also proven that getting some daylight early in the day helps with your sleep later that night.

  1. Up your water intake

A small glass at regular intervals throughout the day will help with focus and energy.

  1. Daily mindset work

Remind yourself daily that you are at the core of your success and that looking after yourself is not selfish.

You can find plenty more small tips in my book 5 Simple Steps to Releasing the Real You