Usually I freak out if I won’t write anything on the first two days of the new year. It would be a great start of the year and help me kick start my daily writing habits. But I removed those possibilities by not writing in the first two days. And it has made me happier.
Living with possibility only drains your willpower and attention, because you don’t know if you’ll work on it or not.
New year is just a motivation to start something. It’s like a little push. But you can’t keep moving with motivation. It doesn’t last forever.
You need fuel to move ahead. The fuel here is habit. Without habit, motivation is useless. This explains why people start new years resolutions and quit it very fast. It’s because they don’t build habits first.
You need to build habits first and then motivation, not the other way around.
Habits help you stick on your goal. Motivation only helps you start.
Not writing anything on new year has eliminated any pressure on my side. Now I can consider building habits, which will enable me to make use of motivation.
If you made new years resolution, then that’s fine. You’re probably working on it right now. It’s only been three days. Keep in mind that you’ll eventually stop working on your goals. That’s the time when you need to step up and start building your habits.