A few weeks ago, I reviewed Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin. (See my review here!) Since then, I’ve used some of her tips to develop new habits (I’m most proud of my new running after work habit), but I’ve also observed the breakdown of a habit: my weekly Monday Musings posts.
In the chapter where Rubin discusses clean slates, she notes that a new beginning (eg. new job, new apartment) can be a catalyst for positive habit formation. She also notes how such changes can cause a disruption in good habits. I found myself in this situation when my weekly trivia night moved from Tuesday nights to Monday nights. For months I’ve been writing these Monday Musings posts after work on Mondays, but with this new activity (and lack of foresight to schedule posts), I let that good habit slip.
Don’t you just love when something you read applies to your real life?
Even though I let this feature slip for the past few weeks, I’m starting to realize that with a bit of scheduling (my old nemesis!), there’s no reason why it shouldn’t continue. So, please accept my apologies if you have been waiting for a Monday Musings post. I will be back – starting today.
Question: Do you have a scheduled time where you write blog posts/read? Do you find it difficult to adjust when something throws a wrench into your plans?