Thursday, May 22, 2008

Forming Habits

One of the big things I'm trying to improve in my life right now is forming some good habits that help me get the things done in everyday life that I always want to get done. One of the biggest objectives is to get in the habit of drawing, as that's one of the first goals that is always on my list is to become a better artist. I'm not sure where I got this idea, but it just happened that I've decided blogging more here will help me develop good habits. Naturally I hope it will enhance my writing for Critical Hits also (both content and frequency).

Does anyone have any formal or informal knowledge about habits? If so, please let me know! I haven't looked into educating myself about it yet, but flying by the seat of my pants is not something new so full speed ahead!

On a side note, I really need to get my oil painting stuff set up in the basement. Approaching a 3'x4' blank canvas for the first time in 3-4 years will be very liberating!


Heather said...

I read somewhere that it takes 21 consecutive days of doing something before it becomes a habit.

Amethyst said...

21 days? I was about to post and say 3 days, because that's what I've heard. Anyway.

Pick a time to draw and stick to it, and it's better if it's paired with something or after something you do every day. Like if every day after breakfast, you brush your teeth and then check a few regular websites, add doing a small sketch, or improving something you already started.

(this is Denise, btw)

Danny said...

Not sure if I'll ever really set a specific time of the day to blog, which makes me wonder if it can become a "habit" despite that. As for the drawing, it may be a simple case of mixed up priorities and not doing first what I feel is my top priority.