I took a deliberate week off from 200 words a day and broke my streak. Yes, it is for introspection. I am glad to announce that I did not find anything profound or an epiphany.
Even though I had broken my streak here at 200 words a day, my experiment of 750words.com was still, and I was writing 750 words without any problem. Since it is morning pages, a way to flush your thoughts out, I treat it similar to brushing my teeth or bathing. It seems to be working fine so far.
I turned 38 last week. I had some muted celebrations with my family. It was a holiday, and a world cup cricket match between India and England kept me and my son busy. So the day went on like just another day. I wanted to crank out some listicle post like ten things I learnt in the last decade or 38 things I unlearned so far or some shit like that. But it felt very cliched, and I had no enthusiasm.
It is also a week-long break in my Crossfit gym. So I had no fixed sleep time. I watched a lot of movies in the last weeks. It was nice to have such a break from the routine of writing 200 words, sleep early, wake early for weight training and all the bullshit.
Now I am back in my routine, and I hope to revive and continue the streak till the next break.