Day 252 Record Keeping
Day 220 Fixed Meditation
Day 166 Bodyweight Exercise (2x8 burpees)
Day 93 Writing = 69 (474 words)
Day 266 Eating = 69
Day 23 Work = 64
Great sleep, great wakeup. Very slow getting started.
Writing Habit Supercharge
I have always had problems writing. I think it’s something I really want (it’s my profession) and because the stakes are higher it makes me a perfectionist. And because of that the starting necessary willpower to start becomes very high.
Recently I’ve had the opportunity to edit a lot of friends text. The joy of editing has made me realize that I can organize and correct to transform what I would say is a really raw unorganized start to something I think is good.
That has made me realize that I can do the same to my writing. It has made me realize that I don’t have to be a perfectionist in any sense of the word. I can always edit my raw text, and this editing is what I really enjoy.
This has resulted in a lot of writing. I went from struggling for the basic 50 words in my habit to about 500 words. I enjoy it so I can’t wait to do it.
I’m curious how this could affect other habits. Instead of thinking of things in terms of perfection, perhaps I can think of other habits as raw product that can be refined later.
I don’t know where I can go with this. I suppose it makes me less worried about only, for example, doing 2 sets of burpees like I did today rather than my normal 3 sets. The raw denominator is smoothed out by making it a habit - by the knowledge that I’ll be potentially doing this for years, decades at a time. It frees up my self depreciation processes to realize that, given time, just doing the task is worth it.
I don’t know - I don’t know where this all will take me. But I do know that just having done almost 500 words with joy and eagerness, this has immensely improved my process oriented process of my most important habit.