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Feb 08, 2019 23:05:38

Re: Is daily writing a habit yet?

by @nicksimard PATRON | 204 words | 🐣 | 73💌

Nick Simard

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Congrats on the long streak! I thought I was going to be able to do it and then my vacation happened. Then I got back and missed a day again. I started a new position at work this week and there was a lot to take in, and the day that I missed I thought to myself “oh no, I gotta write something” then I fell asleep without writing.

Part of me has been feeling like it’s a chore, making sure I write 200 words every day. It really shouldn’t be. Hell, at work I write thousands of words a day in the emails I send. But maybe that’s part of it. I’m typing words all day long, and then I get drained.

Maybe I should take some of the awesome workflows I help Zapier users with and post those here, in some form. It’s hard without screenshots or GIFs. I could always summarize some of the better ones I come up with, if for no other reason than to document it somewhere.

It’s awesome that you feel like it’s become a daily habit for you. I have to figure out a way to make it feel less like a chore to me. Any tips?

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    @nicksimard commenting to follow this thread. I'm 65 days in and it still doesn't feel like a habit. And yes, often it feels like a chore. Would love to hear tips from those who had made it into a habit they love and can't do without (like brushing teeth in the morning)

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Feb 09, 2019 16:51:54
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      @nicksimard @jasonleow I understand what you mean about feeling like it's a chore. It feels like a chore for me when I sit down to write my post and I don't know what to write about. To prevent this, I like to have topics ready to go. Throughout the day I get ideas, which I like to put in the Notes app on my phone. Or I'll write the headlines in 200WAD so they stay in my drafts. Sometimes I will get into a mental mode to facilitate brainstorming new ideas and get a nice list going. Usually out of a list of ten there might be one or two worth exploring.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 09, 2019 09:55:04
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