The Challenge in a Writing Challenge
It was pretty obvious when I started this writing challenge that there will be days when it is ‘challenging’ to publish the daily post.
Yesterday, a cumulation of high workload (marking is almost over as well as the looming deadline!) and mental echaustion meant that I went to bed forgetting to finish typing the blogpost. Luckily, I had started it (as with many other drafts) so it only took minimal efforts to finish it the following day (today). The tricky aspect however lies in the fact of not breaking the cycle and keep releasing a blogpost everyday. I’ve had too many instances were a simple lapse in a new habit cycle meant that the streak was broken and it ended there. The excuse was (un)surprisingly always (read never) valid.
Actually, on this topic of forming and breaking habit, i highly recommend you to listen to yet another episode of the Huberman Lab podcast on this very topic.
And what do you think? How do you enable habits or inhibit bad ones?
Thank you for reading. See you tomorrow.