I used to go running first thing every morning.
I’d get up early, put on my running shoes and appropriate clothing, and get running. I’d be on the road before my brain even realized what was happening.
No matter what happened, I ran. I ran through rain, shine, show, ice and everything in between. Usually in the dark.
I did that for the better part of 6 months without skipping a day. I look back at photos from that time and I was noticeably leaner than other periods before or after.
The results were showing. Consistency was working for me.
The trick to running daily was to do without thinking too much about it. I would just put on the clothes and run for at least 20 minutes. That was the rule.
And because I did it every day, I didn’t have to think about it. I just did it.
I now see similarities with daily writing. It’s Christmas Day, and I’m writing this letter to you because that’s what I’ve committed to do. I don’t have to think about it.
This is day 48 of my streak. It works because I don’t overthink it, I just write and publish. The results will follow. I know it.
If you want to write daily, the trick is simple: don’t overthink it.
Keep it simple, keep showing up, do it no matter what (even on Christmas) and see what happens. You can’t help but create opportunities and if nothing else, it’s a fun challenge.