Thursday, June 18, 2020
Creating a Habit-Daily Sketch Practice
As I mentioned before, I am trying to make sketching a daily habit. We've all heard the whole "it takes 21 days to make a habit" trope, and apparently that's just what it is. A trope that isn't necessarily accurate. According to an article at brainpickings.org there are variables. Basically, if you have done something every day for 3 weeks and it still hasn't become a habit, don't despair. It might take longer. Don't give up.
I would venture to guess that things become habits more smoothly if, well, you stop thinking "I'm going to make this a habit if it kills me." or something to that effect. I'm guilty of this. It's kind of like looking for happiness, or enlightenment, or some other lofty goal. Don't overthink. Just remember what late comedian/philosopher Bill Hicks said.
Sorry, I guess I have a habit of going off on tangents...