On maintaining a writing habit

I'm currently trying to build a writing habit. My framework for doing so looks like this: Writing at least one sentence a day (this is my minimum viable habit).Scheduling explicit time each day for writing (see: implementation intentions).Quitting while I'm ahead.Publishing often. My goal is not to write for a living. There seems to be … Continue reading On maintaining a writing habit

Deep Work (highlights)

My Kindle highlights from Deep Work by Cal Newport Deep Work: Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate. A 2012 McKinsey study found that the average knowledge worker now spends more than … Continue reading Deep Work (highlights)

Why you Should Quit While You’re Ahead

'"Quit while you're ahead" is an effective strategy for forming new habits when it is applied locally rather than globally. I don't mean quit a habit once you're good at it, but quit practicing in specific instances while your enjoyment or satisfaction is high, e.g. stop writing while you still have momentum. There are psychological … Continue reading Why you Should Quit While You’re Ahead