On Creating Habits
There are thousands of blogs out there telling you how to create habits and keep them going. I don’t know which ones are right. I’m learning more about myself and what I need to do to make something stick like perfectly cooked noodles on the kitchen wall. I tried to develop a morning routine that could get a lot of the important stuff out of the way right at the start of the day. Only two out of seven things stuck. Why did they stick? They were simple, easy, and I saw the immediate benefit.
The first thing that stuck was my “reading” task. I’m pretty much reading for about 20-30 minutes each morning. It helps that I’m trying to get through the Sherlock Holmes Ulimate Collection and it’s amazing. I made it a point to force myself to open the Kindle app on my phone instead of checking my Facebook news feed or checking on my dwellers in Fallout Shelter. Me and Holmes have a lot in common (I like to think) so this reading gives me a self esteem boost and makes me feel a tiny bit smarter, which is nice considering my job requires lots of intellectual energy.
The second thing that stuck was my “Get dressed” task. Not sure exactly why I specified it this way since I wasn’t exactly leaving my apartment in my underwear on a regular basis. This task organically turned into the #style post that many people seem to enjoy and make comments to me online or in person whenever we run into each other. I like that. Despite me not having any clue how to accept compliments, I enjoy these interactions quite a bit since I enjoy talking about fashion about as much as I like eating good food.
This post is an attempt to work on the “Write something” task that wasn’t quite as successful. I guess we have to wait and see what happens…