Back from a hiatus. Another one. *sigh*
Oh how I really really want to consistently write here and capture my days. I want to learn how to communicate and share better, all the while recording thoughts and events for me to someday reflect and look back whenever I want to.
I am glad that the flame has not entirely dead, though. I still love going blogwalking. I have several favorite blogs and everytime I read those, the urge to write comes back.
The obstacles are mundane, and typical, of course. I am not always in the right mood. It is so hard to find the time. Nothing new there.
Since it has been in the back of my mind for some time, I have come with some ideas to get me there. Lately I learned that to make things happen we need to create a supporting environment, make time for writing (in other words: set a schedule), make it a routine, and create a habit.
I noticed that some of my favorite bloggers are avid readers. Make sense, because you cannot put out words in a blog, when you don’t have much input. That becomes one of my reasons to get back in the habit of reading. I don’t set out an ambitious goal though, I’d settle with at least one book in a month. That would be good enough considering that last year I didn’t finish a lot of books for various reasons, and surely I didn’t always finish one every month. January reading went on quite well since I’ve finished Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World (and enjoyed it a lot!). The book for February is Andy Weir’s The Martian. So far it’s intriguing and has piqued my interest since I haven’t watched the movie, so I’m quite hopeful on this one. Really hope this reading habit sets out a good environment for my writing habit to grow.
Next, I need to set a routine schedule and make writing a habit. I think I am getting good at this habit creating game, even though I still cheat here and there. I dealt with the basic ones before, setting a routine for exercising, sleeping and waking up early, and fasting. Lots of reads in this topic taught me to concentrate on creating maximum 3 habits within 3 months since that’s the time required for the habit to really stick. The reading/writing habit would be next on my schedule.
Again, here’s another attempt on a more consistent writing and sharing in this blog. Let’s see how it goes 🙂
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