I reflect upon my daily habits. At the same time when I absorb this breathtaking landscape. I write down my reflections in Evernote when I audit my daily habits. I want to understand where I invest my time. I want to know which habits I shall replace with new productive ones. How do you spend your valuable time? Which habits keep you headed in a purposeful direction?
Blueprint Of Habits
A huge influence in my life has been my passion for sports and health. I have developed strong training habits. I have been showing up on daily basis for decades in this field. My training habits beats all weather conditions, and accepts no excuses. These training habits are made of iron. I realize one thing when I make this audit. I can take the same blueprint I have used to create my training habits to build my new writing and blogging habits.
Override Old Habits
When I audit my current writing habits it looks very much like this: I only write when the mood strikes when I’m sitting behind the desk. Today I commit to start building the habits of writing all the time. I don’t need my office space to write. My training habits doesn’t need a gym. It’s time to override these non productive habits with new productive ones.
New Writing Habits And Beliefs
- I will have my phone on vibrating mode when I work.
- I now have turned off all notifications from different apps on my iPhone and iPad. Have you ever thought of how disruptive this is?
- I have scheduled time when I’m allowed to check emails.
- I will start a habit to write everywhere and get rid of the feeling that things need to be perfect.
- I use Evernote to catch new writing moments (waiting for the bus, meetings etc.).
- I will stop making comparisons it only stifles my creativity.
- My English is good enough. Time to ship!
- I already have scheduled time on daily basis when I develop my English. This movement has already added up 400 new words during 2012.
- I will also stop have different tabs open in my browser when I work.
- I became a bit scared when I finished audit the different meetings I attend during a work week. I will use my time much more wise here: Which meetings can I move to Skype? Phone? Email?
The professional will not be distracted. The amateur tweets. The pro works. -Steven Pressfield
A Writing Mentor
I have for a while felt that I need to take my English and writing to the next level. So when I read about Chris Brogan’s Blog Topics Master Class (affiliate link) I joined on the spot. This week’s homework is about writing habits. How to build your blogging muscles. A huge take way from this lesson is that good writers always write. They always show up. It’s a decision, a decision to which they re-commit every day. I can honestly say; I had a bit more romantic picture beforehand. Chris Brogan’s support really makes a huge difference for my writing. Do you want to take your blogging to the next level? Then, join Chris and all the keen students in the BTMC class. (affiliate link).
One Word At A Time
So here I’m on this cliff. Surrounded by a promising context to create a writing cliffhanger, so to speak (sorry for my bad humor). Beyond the water you see the small village Bovallstrand. This is a beautiful place on the Swedish west coast. I will always remember this moment on this cliff. When I started to approach writing in a new way. Twelve step programs say “one day at a time.” I need to start writing everywhere “one word at a time”.