Creating a Habit
Creating a new habit is super hard. If you manage to do something consistently every day for at least two weeks however, they say that it is much more likely that thing will become a lasting habit. They trick is to just focus on making one habit at a time.
For the next 2 – 4 weeks, my one new thing is going to be writing.
I love to write. I really do. I actually had an old version of this blog on Ghost.org that I ended up deleting at one point. I currently write (on occasion) on my medium blog and I even wrote a chapter in a book at one point. The problem is that it takes me A LONG time to write. I am a super perfectionist and often end up completely re-writing any content at least 3 or 4 times. That approach is a major problem now that my time is so limited these days.
So, I have decided to write for 10 minutes every day on my resurrected personal blog. Little to no editing. No pre-planning. Just pick the top subject on my mind and write. My hope is that after doing this for a month or so it will become easier to get into the flow and I can potentially churn out the larger more involved posts more efficiently.
I am super excited about this. Thanks to my wonderful wife, Carolyn, for the idea.