Falling out of habits is very easy. Falling back into the habit is harder.
- Micro habits are the start of establishing macro habits.
- Stacking these habits is an important trick to use at the start.
- Making habits discoverable to carry out the habit is the last piece of the domino.
- Establishing a time and a place.
Journaling and Writing
This is an important way of settling my mind. In 2022 I fell out of the habit, jumping back sporadically. So I’ve decided to stack, time and place. Stack the habit when I make my coffee in the morning and tea in the evening. My journal and pen are located in my kitchen drawer.
I completely fell off the wagon. Part of this is the habit, but equally part of this was having a stack of books that I could jump into. I made a list of books that I have bought that I would like to get stuck into at some point this year. 9 -12 I own and about 3 would be new.
Kindle is now located next to my bed. The aim is to read for 30 minutes a day.
Writing for Stet.Build every day is the other activity that settles my mind. This break I was able to map out Season 5 of In Abeyance while also looking to starting work on volume 2 of the Built Environment Compendium.
The writing will be a daily morning activity, with the achievable aim of writing 100 words. This is the most productive hour of my day.
I’ve found that what little energy I have in the evenings has generally been squandered on aimless internet-ing and the occasional show. The one activity that I have been able to carry out (on those occasions where I could yank myself away from the internet), has been designing. Books. Websites. Whatever.