To Form a Habit.
I blog basically every day for a month, and then I go two days without blogging and feel guilty--even though I completed my goal of blogging for a month. Huh. I don't think that's ever happened to me before. Usually I make a goal, keep it, and move on when I'm done. Or I eventually rationalize it away (this is how I stopped journaling for a year- but don't worry, I now journal daily again).
Keeping up blogging this past month was really a feat for me. I still can't believe I did it. It was a good reminder how even spending 5 minutes a day can help me accomplish something big. Even though it didn't take up a lot of time, I had to make it a conscious priority every day. Imagine what I could accomplish if I did that with everything! I would get a lot done, and also probably be tired all the time.
However, I will start small.
1. Write Every Day (I already proved to myself that I could do it)
2. Read the Scriptures Every Morning (With 8am classes this semester, it's been hard to get up and read early in the morning when I'm rushing to get ready to leave.)
Another habit I've kept this semester- reading Chronicles of Narnia. I can't express how awesome it is to actually read "fun" books during the semester. Usually I go on a "book fast" because I like to finish books in a single sitting. I don't read a single book the whole semester and then I binge over the breaks. The fact that I've been consistently reading throughout the semester is something that's never happened to me before.
A book I'd like to read that I think I can pace myself on: To Kill A Mockingbird. Maybe next semester.
The world is full of possibilities when you do something little each day.