Developing a writing habit

This is the first article from a series in which I'll write short, imperfect sentences.

Incomplete word written with wooden blocks

Photo by Yannick Pulver on Unsplash

I've been considering writing an article in my blog since forever. I mean, I want to write more, but I always have no time. Or at least that's the narrative in my head.

I'm going to change that.

I have diagnosed the problem, which is I tend to strive for perfection. And this stops me from creating.

This is the first article from a series in which I'll write short, imperfect sentences.

It's my strategy to gracefully push myself into a zone of discomfort. By slowly but steadily going in a direction that feels unfamiliar.

Each article should take me no more than 20 minutes to write. If I reach the twentieth minute and still don't have my final sentence, I must stop where I am and just publish what I have.

Constraints are crucial in the beginning.

They serve the same purpose as the training wheels to the kid that's just starting to learn how to keep a balance on his new bike.