Sorry for the clickbait title :)
The real thing that happened next was that I wrote my daily words.
I am settling into this habit of writing a bit more now. I am still not really sure what I should be writing, but I still manage to mentally vomit something on to the page. I suspect writing by hand would be much harder.
I do wonder what benefit this habit will have though. At the moment it is not having much effect on me (I don't think, anyway). I enjoy the process and the habit of tea, cat, laptop, quiet house - so maybe that is what I can take away from this.
I suppose that I should just be appreciative of being able to write for 10 minutes, 200 words, a spark of thoughts or a flash of inspiration first thing in the morning, when I am usually either rushing around getting ready to leave the house, or am swiping through social media, trying to get some sort of dopamine fix.
I also have a guilty feeling that I should be writing these 200 words on one of my websites to take them forward. I have so many unfinished articles written, half baked ideas and doughy intentions. I was hoping that 200wad would spur me on to do work there too - perhaps that is a different habit I need to cultivate.
Daily Gratitude: My son is in a band, getting to do the work he loves - for that I am appreciative.
Daily 200wad idea: (this is a new feature where I consider how 200wad might be improved) I wish there was a way to see how many people had read your work. The only way to receive or provide feedback is via a comment, maybe just a like or clap type button would do?