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I've always had problem developing new habit even when the habit would be worthwhile to me. The biggest barrier to any writer to writing is keeping their butts in their chair and writes and I am finding that is also a problem for me. And not just to my writing project but to all the creative and self-learning efforts I want to undertake. Outside work and night classes scheduling time to part take in my hobbies or learning new skills. Now this is a challenge I have to overcome if I ever have any hope of developing the skill and producing the time of creative work I want to do.
Now some barriers I am noticing are: One my brain is already on shut down after work since I don't find it mentally stimulating so it just turns off. Two because of the lack of mental stimulation during the day I find it hard to become motivated to do anything besides sitting down and getting nothing carried out. Three the days I do get my but in gear after work is when I usually try to go to the gym and get some physical active in during the week. Four, when I do have night classes I have homework or other assignments that I need to dedicate time to complete. Now I know reason one and two are simple excuses that I should be able to overcome in time. Right now I just find it hard to do so when the job drains me the way it does. A way to prevent this is try to find inventive ways to keep my mind stimulated during the day so it doesn't want to turn itself off. The other issues well they are I could work around if I try a little bit harder.
I am going to get into the habit of using my breaks and lunch hour at work to more creative than the simply watching YouTube as I have been doing lately. I usually bring a sketchbook with which I intend to start sketching in to start learning how to draw. I hope dedicating a few hours a day will help progress this along. I do have a notebook and remote access to my home computer to write a few pages of notes or research my current literary projects. Such as writing rough drafts of blog post, working on character bibles doing background research I need for my stories and doing some world building that way. This will also I hope help will get the ball rolling. Now after work will be a little bit more difficult.
The days I have schedule my workout I only have about an hour and a half after arriving home before I have to head out to the gym. Now getting myself to the gym is a challenge on its own but one I am trying to overcome. It doesn't leave much time between arriving home and heading back out to get anything creative done especially since I would like to eat something before working out. Eating is important so I don't pass out during a workout since I can easily burn more than I can consume during work especially how I am trying to cut down.
Another issue that anyone can agree is that while trying to change one's own habits whither it's for a positive or negative is difficult to do. One simple disruption to the new habit we almost revert to our old behaviors. I have tried making going to the gym three times a week a regular in my own life since 2008 and I always fall off the wagon. Either I get sick, just too tired after work to work out or time slip always because of overtime at work or my school load. I have gone months without going to the gym and find myself always wanting to go back. I struggle at this even though I know I have to get more active or my healthy will rapidly become hindered. It may come to the point where I may no longer be able to live the way I want to live because of my weight something I have been struggling all my life.
I need to work harder on developing new habit to carry out all the goals I hope to succeed. This may need me to drastically change how I am now living but I think it will be more than worth it. I want to change how I see and live my life for the better so it time I do something about it.