May 8, 2020

Habitica challenge Day 22: Random Diary

I don't know if I want to do this anymore.

For almost a month in AYearAgo.Today, All I ever did was recording what I did or learnt. There were almost no reflection of it. Maybe because I rarely spend time doing it, or because the passing days were mostly the same: Doing homework, attend Zoom classes I don't want to attend at all, and procrastinating.

Wait, just now I remember something.

Remember the article I posted yesterday? What it said was that we commonly thought we can only achieve self-discipline by willpower, a.k.a. defy our instinct of pursue happiness and escape from pain. But in reality, this will only intense your guilt for not doing great in something and makes you think you're a horrible person, thus makes you feel powerless to overcome your struggles. Instead, you should accept that we are flawed, and that turning back to your old habits won't make you a horrible person. You can also find ways to make the emotional burden of not doing something is heavier than doing it.

It's never too late to change or like what you're doing, no matter how many times you fail.

Ever since last night's article. It seems I'm willing to do my tasks as it somehow feels more uncomfortable to procrastinating on YouTube(especially when Sherlock the "butler" is watching you and drag you to floss immediately for God sake)

And hey, how many words have I type?

Seriously, sometimes I just don't expect to have a lot of feelings showing up.

Written by MandySakura

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kangfarih
Posted On May 07, 2020

Oh hello... Keep doing it and stay motivated

Achaius
Posted On May 08, 2020

Personally, I think the big thing is to decide why you're journaling, and then write toward those goals. Like maybe you want to vent about annoying classes/teachers to feel better. Maybe you want to improve your fiction writing by recording observations/dialogue/feelings you can use later. Maybe you want a productivity log to motivate you and be able to look back over all the things you've accomplished (which is fine!). But whichever goals you pick, you want to deliberately incorporate those things in your writing (e.g., being more reflective, if that's one of your goals). Otherwise you might not get much out of it.

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