Happy birthday!

Today is my “happy birthday”!

Years back, on this day, my mother would have held me like a treasure close to her bosom. Her hands must have shook that very first time. She must have gone through that strange sensation – love, pride, fear, excitement, care, wonder, all rolled into a single moment. She must have been happy to get the most beautiful baby in the world. She must have looked at my father and they must have reaffirmed their vows for a wonderful family through their eyes. They must have felt conjoined. They might have talked how I got her nose and his face! 

Both of them must have grown up by years that single day. And for years to come, their thoughts would have begun with me, continued with me and ended with me.  Feeling blessed… Love you both!

Habits

Finding it a bit difficult to stick to writing habit. So trying to trickle down the habit.  Idea is this : Set the goal so low that you feel you cannot fail. That confidence of prospective success leads you to reach the goal. When you reach the goal, it motivates you further. I have set a goal to write minimum of 100 words everyday. These need not be posted. Just words coming out of me. Without the pressure to make “postable” content I think I would be able to do it.

Along with trickling, I am also trying to finish the job as one of the first ones in the morning. Of course today was school reopening day, all of us got up early, so I am free now to write this. Question is, from tomorrow, would I be dedicated enough to find 10 min in the morning! It comes down to discipline. I am trying to be more disciplined at these new habits I form. At the same time, I realize I was perfectly fine even before I tried to form this habit. So I am giving myself some compassion and permission not to beat myself up even if I don’t end up writing every single day.

Both the above trials are inspired by zenhabits.net. After trying out a few days, I would post the results here.

What are your ways of sticking to a habit?