One of the lessons of Tiny Habits is to simply watch what I’m already doing, (without judgment) and build on that. This is a way of looking at where my motivations lie. (It’s also a lesson of from animal trainers—try as I might, climbing a tree is a behavior I’m not likely to elicit from … Continue reading Reading the News
What are the steps involved in doing the work? Get tiny. Can you go into the room? Can you sit down (if that’s required to do the project). Turn on the computer, etc. . . Where do you get stuck? How does it the stuck-ness manifest in your body? You might want to note when Resistance … Continue reading Questioning Procrastination
Looking at a blank page, it’s easy to believe nothing I do will be very good or measure up to what I’ve done in the past. Yet most things I’ve done in the past started with a similar blank page, while I experienced similar feelings of anxiety. Waiting to feel good about what I … Continue reading Once I start, what will I fall in love with?
The following is an email from the past, composed on June 27, 2020. It is being delivered from the past through FutureMe.org. Dear Future Timmy, I'm working to look out for you better. Even now, as I write this, I'm noticing a habit I have of denigrating past Timmy. I can imagine this letter arriving … Continue reading Befriending Myself