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Well, that's gonna be a late one. I was on a business dinner today, so I could have guessed that this is not gonna end at 08:30 PM.
So today there won't be that much to read here.
As I had known that this is going to be a late on, I put in my daily workout before work, from 06:30 - 07:00 AM. I didn't have the full power as usual, but that may have to do with the fact that my workout before has been like 10 hours ago. Well that's not how it's originally thought, but I do what I have to commited to.
It's 11:30 PM now, back to normal tomorrow.
You know what this is? It's a shortcut. At least for me.
Let's go back to the WHY of this project; I started it to make writing a habit for myself and this now works for about 60 days I think. It's great, I love it.
And still it keeps me here, writing. The quality doesn't matter. One thing about this I discovered today. This little blog works like a filter, or some kind of thing to order my thoughts for the long form writing.
Here I just pust, without trying to follow a theme or a topic, or even grammar. I just write, type, get it out of head on paper. Fire and forget. And it's true, ask my girlfriend, I don't know what I write about on this blog. After I hit publish it's gone and therefore I love it.
It's off my chest and I can really focus on the other blog posts I want to write and where the idea development lasts way longer than here just sitting down and starting to write no matter what.
And now back to the shortcut. We are now at 193 words. And I am six minutes in. My thoughts are clear, I will now work on my blog post about limiting your input and I know exactly what to write about next.
This six minutes have been less time than any creativity technique or meditation that could help me get into the flow zone.
Something that I wanted to mention here; I went running today, after my Freeletics workout I decided to go for a run. And yes, for me this is unusual, I don't run.
It was raining, but I commited to it today, so I did it. And damn, it feels good. It was only 20 minutes and I had to stop some times, but it's only step one. Also I discovered the little park on the photo.
Gosh, why can't I let things as they are?
It felt like a good idea to develop my own kind-of CMS for this page. If you didn't know, this pages come out of Trello and I have plumbed together some scripts and it runs really, really smooth.
BUT I am writing again in Ulysses and have everything there, but here I need to copy everything around to Trello and it's just not smooth and cool anymore. Gosh, as I wouldn't have enough on my plate already ;)
So, let's do three things today:
Find a path to migrate from Trello to Ghost
Set up Ghost
Set up the theme exactly like here.
Sounds easy. It won't be, I know it! Good I have coffee.
Just as an update, I did it. It's done, you are watching now the Ghosts version of this blog, a.k.a. the final one ;)
Can inspiriation be turned on and off like a light bulb? Probably no, but it can be trained. Whenever I don't feel like writing, I mostly start with preparing a cup of coffee and think about what I should write. In this case it's about inspiration.
Maybe inspiration is the wrong word. Maybe getting in the zone is better? I don't know, call it however you want. For me sitting down and typing the first 100 words sometimes seems so daunting.
But when you cross that line it gets easier and easier and you get into the flow zone. When not interrupted I can stay there easily for quite some time.
What helps me when I don't want to work on it is to prepare myself either a cup of coffe or tea, depending on the time of the day and think about a song that I really like and haven't heard for a long a time.
I turn on that song and just start to write. Enough about inspiration ;)
Today is the first day of my one-month-vegan challenge. It couldn't be more hipster than we did it, we ran into a vegan store, but not to buy a ton of vegan groceries, just because this is the only store in Stuttgart that has one sort of tea...
I am really looking forward to this challenge. I am expecting it will be hard. Not because I need to cheese or something, just because companies put milkpowder just in about everything. More on that on [danielhauck.net].
Today is the day, one month without alcohol. It's not a real accomplishment, I mean I did it already for like 5 months. But it really helped me in terms of finding a direction in not drinking alcohol again. I will write a longer article about that on danielhauck.net.
That also means, it is time for the next challenge. I already spoiled it often enough, next month I will be trying my best to live vegan. The hardest thing for me is and will be to not eat cheese. I am not big into sauce or so, so that won't be an issue. And I won't live a month only on protein shakes, we are through that ;) The how and why you can read about at, ah come on, you know where.