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Jun 17, 2019 16:59:07

Blank-Page-itis

by @jacklyons PATRON | 273 words | 94🔥 | 96💌

Jack Lyons

Current day streak: 94🔥
Total posts: 96💌
Total words: 35067 (140 pages 📄)

It's annoying when I actually make time to write and am excited to write but actually have nothing to write about. It doesn't feel like writers block, for I genuinely want to create something here.

I wrote about this yesterday and writing about this today. I thought I could put this to rest and write something useful... Apparently not.

Now that I've been writing for 60+ days I've realised that this new habit no longer requires any effort to do. It's become a part of my day and I enjoy reading other people's posts too. Actually, now that Medium firewalls the majority of the content they promote to me, I've found that now I read more on 200 WaD.

Forming this new habit has been relatively straightforward because of it's simplicity. If I'm honest, I don't think I've ever actually deliberately put my mind to a task over this long of a time. It feels really good to be consistent.

While there are still tons of other habits I'd love to form, I now realise that I need to find the sweet spot where it's not too hard, it's not too time consuming, it's enjoyable and it aligns my with my values / goals in life.

For example, two other habits I'd like to introduce are practicing the guitar daily and practicing German. Both tasks are scalable but they are also tricky to control because it's not always easy to find content that exactly matches my current level and learning objectives for the day.

Anyway, that's just something I want to work on more, now that I can see it's possible - just like 200  WaD has been.

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    @jacklyons Why do you want to learn German? As a German, I'm very curious to hear why somebody would learn this weird difficult language.

    Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Jun 18, 2019 07:18:41
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      Hi @juliasaxena, meine Frau kommt aus Österreich und ich möchte ihre freunde und Familie besser kennen lernen 😀

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jun 18, 2019 07:49:49
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      @jacklyons Das ist toll das du dafür deutsch lernst! Mein Mann hinkt da noch mächtig hinterher 😄

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Jun 19, 2019 06:17:14
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    @jacklyons I'm still working on owning my 200 WAD habit. But I feel totally in possession of my workout schedule. A month and a half from today I will have completed 5 years of regular (not daily but multiple days a week) workouts. Keeping it up is beyond important to me now. It's just who I am. No big deal. Just a regular part of my life. That's my ambition for 200 WAD. We can do this!

    Mike Byrnes avatar Mike Byrnes | Jun 17, 2019 18:54:06
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      @mikebyrnes wow that's impressive. I love that you say now it's just "part of you". I feel that way about rock climbing and yoga :)

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jun 17, 2019 19:44:17
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    @jacklyons I very quickly tired of the Medium firewall. At this point it's gotten to where if I see the source of a story is Medium I usually dismiss it sadly. On the habit, the discipline of consistency is a great feeling indeed.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 17, 2019 16:03:07
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