It has been several months since I last wrote a blog post. I actually missed writing and I am a little sad for not being able to keep up with it.
The truth is that there have been both professional and personal changes in my life in the past few months that have disrupted my writing habit. However, I still could have kept up with it instead of letting it come to a halt. I have no excuse. I simply did not keep up with it, but that is alright. Starting and keeping up with a habit is not an easy thing to do. The majority of us fail many times, but that's part of the process in starting and sticking to a habit. All I can do is simply start writing again. I can be more disciplined about it than before and do my best again in sticking with this writing habit. If there's a pause, then that is alright. Things come up in life that can take us away from our daily habits. On the other hand, I hope to not repeat the scenario where I don't write for many months.
Why I like to write?
One of the things that I most missed about writing is that it is a meditative process. It's a great way to get thoughts and ideas out of my head into text. This frees up my mental engine from spending energy on thinking about those things. It feels good to transfer those thoughts into text allowing me to think of other new things.
The other thing I like about writing is being able to share my experiences and tips with others. What I write may or may not help others, but if it does help then that's great.
What I will I do different this time?
I am thinking that to get back into a writing habit that I will try the Pomodoro Technique to help me dedicate 25 minutes each day to just writing. If you haven't heard of the Pomodoro Technique, it is a time management strategy where you dedicate a small set of time to focus on one task without any distractions. Then take a break and repeat the same task or another task for the same amount of time. Then take a break again and this process continues however long you want.
I am also going to say to myself that I do not always have to write for my blog. I can just write about anything and whether or not I publish the writing is not important. The importance in all this is going through the act of writing and developing a writing habit.
What have I learned?
I learned that things in life can easily impact your schedule and derail things that you are accustomed to doing. I also learned that is perfectly fine, because we never know what can happen in life. The important thing is being able to adapt to changes in life. Sometimes it is very easy to adapt and sometimes it is difficult. We can try our best and learn from our mistakes.