My morning routine got really thrown off with the loss of power overnight and into my normal start.
Thanks Hurricane Sally!
But… habits are habits.
So here I am punching keys on a keyboard.
It got me thinking about habits again. It’s not my area of expertise. But you can start small with anything.
Here’s a few tips that effectively got me writing today even when I didn’t feel like it:
- I left my browser opened with the new post ready to go. Hello blinking cursor!
- I put my laptop beside my bed so I could grab it as soon as I got up and hit the ground running.
- I made sure the kitchen table was cleared off and clean…. Last night.
- I’ve been posting regularly and I didn’t want to break the chain.
Super simple things that allowed me to create a post today instead of blowing it off.
Individually, each task isn’t a big to-do. I also didn’t start doing all of them at once.
I’m sure if you catch me in another few weeks my routine may have changed slightly because it’s something I constantly try to improve.
I want to minimize the effort and resistance that comes with that flashing cursor turning into words on a screen.
When I struggle, it tends to be because I’ve got to do one thing or another to prepare to do what I really should be doing.
It’s just a form of procrastination… To combat it, I use proactivation. (Hmm. I may have just made up a word. Score one for morning creativity.)
The whole idea though is I can create a lot of forward momentum towards a task if I’m proactively clearing the path for its completion.
So here I am pushing 300 words in a post where I almost debated with myself about not doing it.
I get a lot done by building these small incremental habits. They’re the compound interest of productivity.
What are some habits you have adopted that have really changed your life? Leave a comment below… or just email me. ([email protected]) I’d love to hear from you.