I wanted to walk, because it’s something I would never really be inclined to do. In the past I would only ever think of going on a walk if I were bored or high. And since I don’t get bored and don’t consume too many drugs any more, I just don’t go on walks. And that’s a little sad, because… you know… walking is nice.
You can't suddenly change every aspect of something you do, think, or feel. What you can do, is focus on changing one small aspect of it. Once that small change has settled, you can build on it by adding another small change. Eventually, you will reach a point where what you do, think, or feel has changed fundamentally. The key lies in taking it one small step at a time. I thought to myself, what if that initial first act of change was something so simple that it was difficult to justify not doing. Following the above logic, this would make it significantly easier for me to fundamentally change something.
Last weeks habit challenge was for me to journal every day. I think it’s important to explain why I would choose such a dull task as my first challenge. I mean, I could have decided to abstain from masturbating for 7 days. That would’ve gotten people excited, but no, I decided to write in my diary, and here’s why.
This weeks habit challenge was to set aside an hour to work on a side project every day. I've always been curious what I would do if I worked a different full time job and had to work on my passion after hours. Would I have the mental space to get anything valuable done? Would I let myself create excuses for passing on my passion? How much could I really get done in just an hour?