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Apr 26, 2019 02:00:02

I miss writing consistently here

by @chrisdeuda PATRON | 302 words | 53πŸ”₯ | 120πŸ’Œ

Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

Current day streak: 53πŸ”₯
Total posts: 120πŸ’Œ
Total words: 48164 (192 pages πŸ“„)

Hey, Fellow writer.

It was quite interesting to know how one small break streak makes you stop writing at all. I thought it really doesn’t matter since I could go back again after a quick hiatus. I was wrong. One day, become 1 week, one week becomes one month, and now it was almost two months.

I occasionally write from time to time here but not every day.

If you think there is a momentum in moving forward like keeping your streak. There is also one for not writing at all.

Most of the OGs of writing here seems already have 100+ streak. Ugggh, I also want that badge besides my name just to stroke me Ego.

It feels like some of the days that I didn’t write here like a wasted day since I didn’t document my thoughts. I don’t have a reference on what I’m thinking on that day.

Also, The consistent 59 streak is one of my longest habit that I’ve done so far before I’ve broken it. I need to pat myself for these simple great achievements. Some of my habits that I start only good for 1-2 weeks before I completely forgot about it.

I like to borrow some important concepts in Zen Meditation where if your mind starts to follow certain trains of thoughts you can always go back to your breathing. No need to get attached to it. And you don’t need to be angry and beat yourself up. Just let go and starts breathing again.

The good thing about not being a famous writer is no one really knows if you didn’t write at all. Only yourself.

I’ve decided to upgrade my account to Patron so that I could write some things on private and I’ve got more pressure to write since I have something on the line.

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    @chrisdeuda - welcome back. I was just thinking the other day about how this community is shaping up to be quite enjoyable. And, streaking does have perks. You feel a little more self-control, you see results, etc.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Apr 30, 2019 10:18:42
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      @brianball Thanks for the warm welcome :) Yeah that crazy small pixel helping me a lot + the feedback of the community. Sometimes when there is no comment in my post it feels there is something wrong. haha. I just let the thoughts pass and continue writing.

      Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ avatar Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ | May 02, 2019 00:25:02
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    How good to see you back!
    Maybe knowing that you absence here is noticed, and you are missed matters? I was so happy to see your avatar again!
    Cool that you are a parton now! yes, private posts and SCHEDULING are really important help sometimes.
    Zen meditation... maybe we could have a little Circle here... @philh ?
    @brianball how your sitting in front of the wall goes?
    I tried to write a post on that one day
    https://200wordsaday.com/words/moving-in-stillness-37735c38c0ccebe0c and then more recently some "zazen" series LOL
    What is your experience @chrisdeuda ?

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 30, 2019 19:08:07
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      @lucjah Aww, thank you for the warm welcome. I thought no one notices me.

      I'm such a huge fan of Zen Meditations and Zen Buddhism before when I'm in 2nd year college( 6 years ago). I remember I printed the whole ebook copy of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki 'cause I could not find one in our local bookstore. and I really fell in love with it. Until now still on my bookshelf. And after gone through workforce I completely forgot about it and now I slowly trying to practice it again 'cause it was much more important now in this crazy world of hyper connected internet.

      Relate much to your moving in stillness. haha. Why does it so hard to reach 10? without wandering in between?

      Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ avatar Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ | May 02, 2019 00:22:04
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    @chrisdeuda No time like the present to start back up again.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 25, 2019 13:17:48
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    @chrisdeuda Welcome back Chris! :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 25, 2019 20:51:26
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      @basilesamel Thanks Baz for the welcome :)

      Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ avatar Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ | Apr 26, 2019 19:58:30
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      @chrisdeuda @basilesamel Would be cool to have a Circle for StreakBreakers, wouldn't it? Hihi...

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Apr 30, 2019 19:08:49
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      @lucjah yeah :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 30, 2019 19:29:55
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