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 […]

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 […]