Today is 20 days into posting daily! I'm not sure when this streak will end, but . . . eventually it will. I accept that. Although eerily today I happened to randomly come across a reference to Jerry Seinfeld's "chain method", and I instantly thought of my 20 posts. Apparently, Jerry once noted that to begin a reliable daily habit (his was writing/practicing his jokes), all one has to do is to not "break the chain" every day. Forever. Easy! Right?
Seinfeld method image from The Stuck Creative
No -- not for me, anyway. I am really consistent about most things but sometimes just need to just NOT indulge my obsessive side and chillax. So the chain will break . . . eventually.
But not tonight, even though admittedly I do not feel super-coherent. This is because Annabel has been up nightly with fever/chills (sad!) and I am exhausted. I felt it all day at work today (why are notes SO much harder when tired?), and I continue to feel it right now. I have to-do items on my list that normally I would actually enjoy doing (planning-type things, including C's 2nd bday invite and other social fun things) but cannot muster the mental focus or energy.
Here's to waking up with more energy / focus / writing mojo! Good night.