Day 23: Habits Taking Root

23 Aug

Three challenges. Three habits. I can feel them starting to take root.

Normally, when I challenge myself to do something on a daily basis, it doesn’t last very long. Definitely not long enough for it to become habit.

Today was an especially long day for me. The morning started at 6:30am with one of my three challenges: The Hero’s Journey exercise challenge. Then to my church gig at 8am, setting up and rehearsing until 10am, performing and running sound, and tearing down the equipment by 12pm. Then, back home to finish cooking twenty people’s worth of pasta in two batches (because my pot is not big enough, plus, it worked out better because some people came later, and fresh, hot pasta is much better than room-temperature pasta). Serving guests, chasing kids, running to the store for coffee creamer, plus playing cards for the older kids, playing some more (sometimes hiding in my room until they drag me out), until 6pm. Band practice until 9pm.

Phew… I’m finally back home.

And guess what?

I didn’t go straight to bed.

I genuinely wanted to finish my other two challenges. Not out of obligation, but because it was my own desire. My brain did a double-take.

Is this a habit forming?

I hope so. I felt a little proud for feeling this way instead of wanting to crash right away.

My next step is to figure out a way to fine tune and redirect this habit once these challenges are over, so they don’t just sputter and die.

Oh, I also found out that Triple Triad is available on iOS now. #goodbyelife

Onward, to Day 24!

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Music Challenge #10

A Track-a-day Challenge as an exercise in establishing efficient creative-workflow.

The mix is a little muddy, but I like the notes. 🙂


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