I’ve been on a quest to add helpful habits to my life. But what I’ve really been doing is setting recurring tasks.
There’s a difference.
I woke up this morning and went about my business. I created my to do list:
- Answer e-mails
- Talk to a customer
All sounds great, right? But I forgot one: writing.
Only 5 days ago I committed to writing 500 words a day in an effort to develop a habit of writing daily. I even created a spreadsheet to track how many words I write each day, to make sure I don’t miss days.
Yet today I almost did.
I went blissfully through my day checking off items on my to-do list. I went out for my “daily” run (which isn’t exactly daily yet). After I got back, I jumped in the shower. Then it hit me: I had forgotten to add writing to my to-do list.